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Q+A with Thread Coffee’s Nani Ferreira-Mathews

podcast March 21, 2023


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Join us for an inspiring conversation with Nani Ferreira-Mathews, an author, freelance journalist, and community organizer, and a worker-owner at Thread Coffee Roasters in Baltimore, Maryland. With a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Georgia State University, Nani started her career in coffee in a small Brooklyn cafe in 2011. Over the years, she has worked for various coffee roasting companies, learning about coffee production and sales, before joining Thread Coffee Roasters as their Sales and Marketing lead.

In this episode, Nani shares her journey in the coffee industry, her passion for standing in solidarity with different social movements around the world, and the importance of fair trade organic coffee. As a musician, writer, and activist in her free time, Nani has released several albums and is a frequent contributor to Roast Magazine.

Join us as we dive deep into Thread Coffee’s journey from forming among friends to becoming the in-house coffee roaster for Red Emma’s vegan restaurant/cafe and bookstore. Learn about their expansion into wholesale coffee business, cafe build-outs, and their commitment to their farmer partners. We will also discuss the release of their first ready-to-drink beverage, nitro cold brew canned coffee, and the recognition they have received from Food and Wine Magazine, Bon Appetit, Sprudge, Daily Coffee News, and Roast Magazine.

Don’t miss this episode, filled with valuable insights into the coffee industry, fair trade practices, and community organizing.

The Truth in This Art podcast’s current season is sponsored by The Gutierrez Memorial Fund and The Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, both of which are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Baltimore and beyond. The Gutierrez Memorial Fund focuses on supporting artists and art organizations that serve Maryland communities, while The Robert W. Deutsch Foundation invests in innovative individuals, projects, and ideas. We appreciate their support in making this season happen.


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