Art is in Coffee focusing on direct trade with a side of social justice

You may not have social justice and creating fairer global economies on the brain as you guzzle down your morning cup of coffee — but Oakland residents Sara Hoda and Lazzuly Mello sure do.

In May, Hoda and Mello co-founded Art Is In Coffee: a (somewhat) mobile coffee cart which uses 100 percent direct trade coffee and aims to reclaim and recreate sidewalks all over Oakland as art and community spaces.

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