The term “coffee community” gets thrown around a lot, mostly when talking about the quality of a city’s coffee scene or about the fraternal nature of its coffee professionals. While these usages aren’t incorrect, there is a sense of the phrase that gets more to the heart of what the terms really means, and it is one that times of disaster often pulls into focus. It’s the idea of a community, not really in the geographical sense, but within the notion that its members look out for one another, particularly by the sharing of resources.
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