May 30, 2022
Cosecha Traders on Instagram
Join us for a deep discussion exploring Luis and Jim's origin stories in peace building and diplomacy, and from back stories to coffee through sharing a macro view of the recent decades at origin. Jim and Luis share about the recent decades, setting the context, the reality today for farmers in their countries. We reach a peak in the conversation on what transparency means, Sustainability, and conflict. These are not just words. Peace is possible through solidarity and transparency. And regenerative organic practices and above fair trade prices help today.
April 21, 2022
Kris Carlson and Blair Smith are outstanding leaders in specialty coffee. Each boss entered coffee with a developed creative and community focus. Join as Kris and Blair share inside perspectives, what’s misunderstood about coffee, what’s exciting, and where they are taking their careers. Hear why they are stepping into green with Mighty Peace, and of the impact they are setting course to achieve. They enjoy peace with every sip.
March 3, 2022
This episode, like Rachel's recipe, is a blast of summer sunshine on this cold winter day. We get to know the woman behind the Cold Brew Chick, Rachel Dillon. Enjoy this fun ride through musical theater, coffee and cold brew. Refreshing, light, and filled with swagger, hear what Rachel has to say about what she's learned producing Cold Brew Chick over the years. And remember, enjoy cold brew peace with every sip!
February 2, 2022
“When you nearly die, you realize … participation is not guaranteed” The man behind Keys to the Shop, Chris Deferio, takes us on a lifelong journey including a near-death experience, the philosophical underpinnings to his approach to life, unpacking explorations in ethics, transparency and trust; industry trends and marketing, and what we can and should trust - ourselves and our ability to learn, connect and discern. And a book recommendation, Leadership and Self-Deception, Arbinger Institute. We hope you enjoy the podcast, and peace with every sip!
January 16, 2021
Portland Coffee Roaster's Mark Stell has cemented a legacy bending the arc of a broken industry towards social Justice and sustainability.
After a trip to Brazil in 1992, Stell immersed himself in the cultures of coffee, coffee-growing regions, eco-family farming, and ethical business practices. Mark’s earth-friendly sustainability practices as well as his front line work has made and continues to make a broken industry better, and you can't miss the epic photography along the way!
October 22, 2020
Like most of us, Mike McKim fell into coffee after a life of moving, learning, and travels. Mike shares the stories and turning points that propelled him and his wife, partner, and creative partner Michelle towards innovation and consistent growth for Austin's finest: Cuvée Coffee. Mike shares the human experience behind CEOing, business decisions, and a lifelong pursuit of balance in business; and key business takeaways: Remain productive, go into debt, diversify business lines, stay in the game. Oh yea, and we talk coffee. Enjoy peace with every sip!
October 8, 2020
Coffee industry rules are stacked for the industry and profits, blocking farmers from full economic participation. Until the system changes, we're really just talking about change. From controversies with Newman's Own, to a 'no advertising' advertising strategy, Dean has blazed the profitable ethical path for the rest of us - and Mighty Peace Coffee picks up the torch of change determined to change those rules to include farmers. This is not your grandad's podcast episode, buckle up!
August 1, 2020
Facilitating an environment where everyone feels welcome, striking that perfect blend between what the government advises and the local Houston needs, Dean from Boomtown takes us on a shutdown journey with integrity and love. From his time in the military and Starbucks, Dean forged a path in the specialty. Beginning in a coffeeshop inside a church, how he made his first pour over, and attempted latte art, we ensure you the richest of storytelling from industry leader and shutdown innovators, Boomtown.
Guest: Dean Borgerding
July 17, 2020
This episode was recorded in mid June 2020, Taylor and the mighty peace team foreshadowed Covid resurgence in the US while expressing explicit concern for Brazil and Mexico. The team discusses Intersectionality of public health, social justice, and economic crisis. The team speaks about police brutality and racism, and a lack of diversity in specialty coffee among owners and leaders in labs and rosters.
Guest: Taylor Mork
June 27, 2020
"We're stronger together regardless of gender" - Amaris, Women in Coffee. From colonialism, political instability and immigration, to coffee shops, international development, and gender equity; the powers behind Joe Coffee and Mighty Peace Coffee discuss the intersectionality of economics, development, gender rights, and coffee. From NYCs greatest, Joe Coffee, we welcome Amaris Gutierrez-Ray to We Rise. Amaris reflects on her journey into coffee, founding the Women in Coffee Project, and what it's like working in a shutdown NYC, without traffic or crowds. As leaders in the industry, Joe Coffee launches a crowdfunding campaign, The Pause coffee, and strategic partnerships to stand with their staff as we navigate the shutdown safely. We stand with Joe Coffee. Thank you Amaris!
Stephanie Pitsirilos-Boquin, writer, advocate
Amaris Gutierrez-Ray, Joe Coffee
Liza Elena Pitsirilos, Mighty Peace Coffee
Jim Ngokwey, Mighty Peace Coffee
JD Stier, Mighty Peace Coffee