After Starbucks Fiasco, Hartford Coffeehouse Gets Its Own Anti-Bias Training


A sign taped to the door told customers that Story and Soil Coffee was closing early for a staff training.

Inside the small Hartford café, co-owner Sarah McCoy explained how the incident at a Philadelphia Starbucks — the one that made national headlines and led to a companywide training on racial bias — spurred her to think more about bias in a place like this. The specialty coffeeshop with Instagram-worthy good looks opened on Capitol Avenue last summer.

McCoy can’t think of any glaring racial problems at her business, but “I think we’re probably naïve,” she said. “Our whiteness probably also shows at times that we … aren’t aware of some of the issues.” Check out the full story

By Vanessa de la Torre, Connecticut Public Radio

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