Coffee Manufactory’s Transparent and Fair Business Model

Seeking the perfect supply chain starts with promoting small farms

The total contribution of the coffee industry to the US economy is around $225 billion per year—a statistic that stems from a 2015 tallying. Worldwide, the effects of its popularity permeate even the most remote locales. Unfortunately, however, many hubs for coffee bean production are systematically cut out of the earnings. Others act as middlemen in a lengthy supply chain and their employees are oftentimes …

Bloom Farms Launches CBD Line and Continued Charitable Effort

The high-quality purveyor of cannabis flower and cartridges turns to CBD

Oakland, California-based Bloom Farms is a widely acclaimed purveyor of cannabis flower and concentrate cartridges. But, being widely acclaimed in the industry can only get a brand so far—cannabis is only legal, medicinally or recreationally, in a handful of states. CBD, however, is legal in all states and the recently passed amendment to the Farm Bill rendered industrial hemp farming legal. Bloom, in the interest …

Pop-Up Magazine Tour

A new kind of storytelling performance, not recorded or filmed

Taking new non-fiction stories off the page and into the third dimension, Pop-Up Magazine is an unusual performance template aiming to keep the audience at the edge of their seats. Across a wide range of topics—pop culture, crime, science, food, politics, music—narrators will speak, making use of visuals (be it animation or film or photography) all the while an on-stage band performs the story’s “soundtrack.” …