Red Bay Coffee is bringing more equity and delicious cups to the coffee community.

So much more than a place for smooth coffee! The company promotes diversity and equity in the coffee industry. At the vanguard of fourth-wave coffee, Red Bay Coffee founder and artist Keba Konte engages in fair trade and sustainable relations with producers while producing community events featuring Black art and performers at its roastery. They’ll teach you about the greatest agricultural product on earth--the Arabica coffee bean--which was born on the African continent (Ethiopia, specifically). How does Red Bay Coffee describe what they do? “Beautiful coffee to the people.”

Beautiful coffee to the people.

Stop by its Coffee Box in Uptown Oakland, a cool converted shipping container surrounded by shops and other cultural magnets nearby worth a stroll.

Vibemap Tip: At the Coffee Box you get a free drip coffee with every bag of beans. 

Where to Drink It ⎸There’s a seating area right outside the Broadway location, but coffee travels. Why not go on a mural walk along Broadway where art memorializing George Floyd and other Black lives lost were collectively painted on storefronts and streets by the community. Go to 17th where you’ll find Joshua Mays’s majestic “BEACON: Frequency Reader” mural.

About the Author:

Keli Dailey

After working too much in journalism + branding + spending too much time on screens, Keli wanted to focus on building stronger personal connections In Real Life. And here came the founders of Vibemap with an idea!

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