Episode 1: Asheville

Meet Sarah.

She has just landed her dream job working as a barista for the best cafe in North Carolina. Her cafe will soon be featured in the New York Times and grab international attention. 

But it has nothing to do with the coffee. 

Rather, her bosses will hurt many women in her community. 

This is the real story about misogyny damaging the life of a young woman, her struggle to regain control and bring her community back together.

This is the first ever episode of Filter Stories, the untold stories hidden in your cup of coffee. 

The property manager says ‘I just want you to know that we have to have a professional business in here. We can’t have “Go Women Power!” signs on the windows’. Me and Lindsay looked at each other with pure shock.

Further reading

Trade and Lore - Sarah's cafe

Boss Barista podcast - a feminist podcast deconstructing the patriarchy in specialty coffee

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