Catahoula beans boost BLM movement

Richmond coffee houses ready “to-go” serving caffeine-loving community
Catahoula Coffee at 12472 San Pablo Ave. (near Clinton Ave.) in Richmond.

By Kathy Chouteau

Catahoula Coffee Company has created a way to not only indulge your love of the caffeinated bean, but also to support the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement at the same time.

Starting Saturday, July 4 at 12:01 a.m. through Friday, July 10 at 11:59 a.m., Catahoula will be donating 20 percent of its online coffee profits to Richmond Revolution, a Richmond-based community organization advocating for black communities of Contra Costa County. As reported by Mike Kinney of The Standard, Richmond Revolution collaborated with local artist Deonta Allen to spearhead the painting of the Black Lives Matter street mural in front of Richmond City Hall in mid-June.

“At Catahoula Coffee we try to focus on giving our cafe customers the perfect cup of coffee and our coffee bean customers the perfect beans. But at this time in our country, we have decided that it is important to do more to support our community,” said the company in a statement.

“So much of our nation’s history is tied to the oppression of Black and Brown people, and reflecting on that, we figured that the Fourth of July is a perfect time to give to a group working on these issues right here in our backyard!”

To purchase Catahoula Coffee online, click here. For more info about Richmond Revolution, visit the group on Facebook.