Coffee industry discusses need to improve diversity, inclusion

FILE– Coffee is poured into a cup in New York, Feb. 5, 2016. The coffee industry is mulling how to fight back against a California judge’s 2018 ruling that would require the beverage to be branded with cancer warning labels. The National Coffee Association, whose members include Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts, said that it was “currently considering all of its options, including potential appeals and further legal actions.” (Alex Welsh/The New York Times)  XNYT77 XNYT77

"This is a coffee problem, it’s not one single business' problem,” said one speaker at a coffee symposium in Seattle this week, reflecting on the arrests of two black men in a Philadelphia Starbucks.

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