East Bay Express - Keba Konte, Radical Roaster - Red Bay Coffee

East Bay Express - Keba Konte, Radical Roaster

A cup of coffee in the morning always pairs well with a hearty breakfast and a good read. But in Keba Konte's opinion, coffee is best served with a side of social consciousness and ethical responsibility. Konte started Red Bay Coffee as a wholesale business, and, earlier this summer, opened the company's first storefront, the Coffee Box in Downtown Oakland. Among efforts to promote fair, direct trade in the industry, Konte is also on a mission to reclaim the whitewashed narrative of coffee making for its rightful owners. "I like to remind people that coffee is Africa's gift to the world," Konte said. >> read the full East Bay Express article   [divider width="full"]