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Coffee Chronicles: Stories Over Coffee

Coffee Chronicles: Stories Over Coffee

By Joseph Zoleta

The Coffee Chronicles tells the stories of the different people we meet during our work as veteran owned coffee company that funds its own humanitarian and disaster relief nonprofit, “The Black 6 Project”. A discussion over coffee is the best way to to talk about life’s adventures.
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Episode 7: Combatting COVID-19 thru herbalism with Donald Darby RN

Coffee Chronicles: Stories Over CoffeeDec 10, 2020

Episode 7: Combatting COVID-19 thru herbalism with Donald Darby RN
Dec 10, 202001:30:42
Episode 5: LGBTQ with Coffee Expert Juan Diego Zuluagas

Episode 5: LGBTQ with Coffee Expert Juan Diego Zuluagas

Late on the release of this episode but I wanted to interview a friend of ours that we met during our trip to Colombia last year. Juan Diego Zuluaga is the quality control expert at our coffee partners at Cafe Tio Conejo. We met him for the first time on their farm and my family bonded with him greatly and my son gave him the name "Juan Bagel" because of how my son pronounces "Diego".

June is Pride Month and from speaking with Juan, he couldn't wait to experience it for the first time because he knew there was a good chance he would be in New York during Pride. Juan told me his story of how it was like coming out as a homosexual man and how he struggled with it early on in his childhood. His story really intrigued my family because we heard the cultural differences in what was accepted in Colombia and what was accepted in the United States, New York specifically.

Unfortunately, COVID-19 canceled all large events across the country and this meant no Pride march down the streets of New York City. Before strict quarantining started, Juan came by our coffee shop often to chat about coffee and other random topics. He's always good company. He was quite disappointed with the cancellation of the Pride march but was able to find other ways to celebrate.

In this episode, Juan Diego tells us his story of growing up in Colombia and how he got involved in the coffee industry. He speaks about how he dealt with the mixed feelings of what it was like to be gay and how his family handled it. Then we go into what it's like being stuck in New York City during COVID and also what he has planned in the upcoming future. We hope you enjoy this episode.

To read more about this episode, visit the episode description: Black 6 Coffee Trading Co.

Jul 19, 202001:28:08
Episode 4: FDNY EMT Marc Krokowski
Jul 06, 202052:57
Episode 3: Matt and Khani's Longest 3rd Date
Jun 23, 202034:54
Episode 2: Jose Piniero - New York Paramedic
Jun 10, 202034:05
Episode 1: Patricia Ort- New York City EMT supervisor

Episode 1: Patricia Ort- New York City EMT supervisor

Welcome to the first season of Black 6 Coffee's "Coffee Chronicles: Stories Over Coffee". In this first season, we speak with those on the frontlines of the COVID pandemic. We also hear from guests in other countries who have been impacted by COVID-19.
In our very first episode, we interview Patricia Ort. She is a New York City EMT supervisor. She shares with us how she got into her profession in EMS. During the middle of February, she notices the change in emergency calls in New York City. As the weeks progress, her department and her emergency care providers are burdened by the amount of COVID related calls. The amount of 911 calls hit record highs in New York and she tells us how her staff handled the peak of the pandemic. Her leadership helped keep the department together and we have the honor of hearing how she assured her team that they would able to handle this pandemic.
To read more about Patricia Ort and this podcast.
To order coffee please visit: Black 6 Coffee Trading Co.
To donate to our 501(c)3 nonprofit: The Black 6 Project
May 28, 202059:17
Introduction Episode

Introduction Episode

This is an open invite to sit with us and enjoy a cup of coffee, the conversation starter of choice for us to begin hearing about the lives and stories of the many people we meet during our humanitarian and disaster relief work. Based in New York, we get to hear some stories from home. While traveling abroad, we are introduced to the lives of the very people looking to take care of remote and underprivileged communities.

May 25, 202001:32