Boss Barista is creating A Feminist Coffee Podcast
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Hi friends! We're Boss Barista, an award-winning intersectional feminist podcast. We interview folx who are often overlooked or marginalized in the coffee industry, and talk about issues that affect baristas and coffee professionals everyday. 

Coffee touches everyone. Most people don't see anyone as often as they see their local baristas, and coffee travels the globe to get into our cups. Coffee affects everyone around the globe, and that's why we believe it deserves a closer look—a critical eye to delve deeper into issues of race, sexism, ableism, gender identity and sexual orientation. 

Boss Barista is hosted by Ashley Rodriguez and Jasper Wilde, two coffee pros who were annoyed with the level of discourse available in the community and eager to both shed a light on important issues and learn along the way. We mess up, we discover new things, we sing a couple of 'Fuck Trump' chants at the end of episodes. We try to put out at least two episodes per week, and currently have over 30 episodes, covering both topics that are timeless within the coffee world (tips? customer service? we got this) to breaking stories and newsworthy ideas. 

We've considered working with sponsors, but we'd like to keep the message and the ideas behind Boss Barista pure and uncluttered as best we can. We have never made any money on the podcast and both work full time in our industry, as baristas, writers, and advocates for the coffee community. We volunteer a lot of our time to help build the coffee community around us—Boss Barista is a passion of love we do on the side. We were lucky enough to have a hand with editing for the first few months, but we've recently taken that over as well, so Boss Barista is completely made, produced, and edited by the two of us. By supporting us, you support our continued mission to elevate the voices of the marginalized and make coffee accessible for everyone.


Tiers
Eternal Thanks!
$1 or more per month
We can't do this podcast without your support! Thank you for helping us make this podcast viable and keep us going! 
SHOUT OUT
$3 or more per month
Woah, there. Not only do you get our eternal thanks but we'll give you (or someone you care about) a shoutout on an upcoming podcast. Listen til the end and we'll give a 5 second shout out to you, your cafe, your business, or another message you want all our listening world to hear (nothing offensive, and nothing out of line with our mission and goals). 


We also want to work with you on providing content that's just for patreon subscribers. Let us know what you're interested in receiving: behind-the-scenes videos, newsletters, early releases of episodes? We want to hear from you! 

STICKERS EVERYWHERE
$5 or more per month
Want to show your love for Boss Barista? At this level, you'll receive not only our eternal thanks, but TEN BOSS BARISTA STICKERS. The stickers are of our logo, so stick them on your water bottle, on your computer, on your dog! Let everyone know you're part of the feminist coffee revolution! 


We also want to work with you on providing content that's just for patreon subscribers. Let us know what you're interested in receiving: behind-the-scenes videos, newsletters, early releases of episodes? We want to hear from you! 

PUT A PIN ON IT
$10 or more per month
Ok, ok, ok. Not only do you get our eternal thanks AND ten boss barista stickers, but you also get a BOSS BARISTA ENAMEL PIN! We sold one run of these last year, and are ready to give our listeners more! Put it on your favorite denim jacket and let people know you are not to be fucked with. 


We also want to work with you on providing content that's just for patreon subscribers. Let us know what you're interested in receiving: behind-the-scenes videos, newsletters, early releases of episodes? We want to hear from you! 

WOAH, they're singing WHAT???
$15 or more per month
Alright, calm down everyone! Not only do you get our eternal thanks AND ten boss barista stickers and a boss barista pin, but you get to choose the song we sing during the outro of an upcoming podcast. We're fond of Billy Joel and 'Fuck Trump' chants, but you get to choose the ending of a soon-to-be-recorded episode! 


We also want to work with you on providing content that's just for patreon subscribers. Let us know what you're interested in receiving: behind-the-scenes videos, newsletters, early releases of episodes? We want to hear from you! 

WHO'S THAT ON THE PODCAST
$25 or more per month
Things are getting real. Not only do you get our eternal thanks AND ten boss barista stickers and a boss barista pin AND you get to choose the song we sing during the outro of an upcoming podcast, but we'll also let you suggest a guest for the podcast. Is there someone you admire? Someone you think we should know - tell us and we'll put them on the show! 


(Obvious restrictions like, don't pick someone that's not in line with our mission, no Nazis, etc...) 


We also want to work with you on providing content that's just for patreon subscribers. Let us know what you're interested in receiving: behind-the-scenes videos, newsletters, early releases of episodes? We want to hear from you! 

BOSS PRODUCERS WHAT
$50 or more per month
OH MYLANTA. Not only do you get our eternal thanks AND ten boss barista stickers and a boss barista pin AND you get to choose the song we sing during the outro of an upcoming podcast, but we'll also let you suggest a topic for an upcoming show! We'll work with you to pick a topic, choose a guest, and highlight something you find interesting in the podcast. You'll get a producer credit on this episode and we'll show you a behind the scenes peek at what making an episode looks like. 


We also want to work with you on providing content that's just for patreon subscribers. Let us know what you're interested in receiving: behind-the-scenes videos, newsletters, early releases of episodes? We want to hear from you! 

Goals
50% complete
When we reach $1000 per month, we'll release episodes once a week!

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Hi friends! We're Boss Barista, an award-winning intersectional feminist podcast. We interview folx who are often overlooked or marginalized in the coffee industry, and talk about issues that affect baristas and coffee professionals everyday. 

Coffee touches everyone. Most people don't see anyone as often as they see their local baristas, and coffee travels the globe to get into our cups. Coffee affects everyone around the globe, and that's why we believe it deserves a closer look—a critical eye to delve deeper into issues of race, sexism, ableism, gender identity and sexual orientation. 

Boss Barista is hosted by Ashley Rodriguez and Jasper Wilde, two coffee pros who were annoyed with the level of discourse available in the community and eager to both shed a light on important issues and learn along the way. We mess up, we discover new things, we sing a couple of 'Fuck Trump' chants at the end of episodes. We try to put out at least two episodes per week, and currently have over 30 episodes, covering both topics that are timeless within the coffee world (tips? customer service? we got this) to breaking stories and newsworthy ideas. 

We've considered working with sponsors, but we'd like to keep the message and the ideas behind Boss Barista pure and uncluttered as best we can. We have never made any money on the podcast and both work full time in our industry, as baristas, writers, and advocates for the coffee community. We volunteer a lot of our time to help build the coffee community around us—Boss Barista is a passion of love we do on the side. We were lucky enough to have a hand with editing for the first few months, but we've recently taken that over as well, so Boss Barista is completely made, produced, and edited by the two of us. By supporting us, you support our continued mission to elevate the voices of the marginalized and make coffee accessible for everyone.


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Tiers
Eternal Thanks!
$1 or more per month
We can't do this podcast without your support! Thank you for helping us make this podcast viable and keep us going! 
SHOUT OUT
$3 or more per month
Woah, there. Not only do you get our eternal thanks but we'll give you (or someone you care about) a shoutout on an upcoming podcast. Listen til the end and we'll give a 5 second shout out to you, your cafe, your business, or another message you want all our listening world to hear (nothing offensive, and nothing out of line with our mission and goals). 


We also want to work with you on providing content that's just for patreon subscribers. Let us know what you're interested in receiving: behind-the-scenes videos, newsletters, early releases of episodes? We want to hear from you! 

STICKERS EVERYWHERE
$5 or more per month
Want to show your love for Boss Barista? At this level, you'll receive not only our eternal thanks, but TEN BOSS BARISTA STICKERS. The stickers are of our logo, so stick them on your water bottle, on your computer, on your dog! Let everyone know you're part of the feminist coffee revolution! 


We also want to work with you on providing content that's just for patreon subscribers. Let us know what you're interested in receiving: behind-the-scenes videos, newsletters, early releases of episodes? We want to hear from you! 

PUT A PIN ON IT
$10 or more per month
Ok, ok, ok. Not only do you get our eternal thanks AND ten boss barista stickers, but you also get a BOSS BARISTA ENAMEL PIN! We sold one run of these last year, and are ready to give our listeners more! Put it on your favorite denim jacket and let people know you are not to be fucked with. 


We also want to work with you on providing content that's just for patreon subscribers. Let us know what you're interested in receiving: behind-the-scenes videos, newsletters, early releases of episodes? We want to hear from you! 

WOAH, they're singing WHAT???
$15 or more per month
Alright, calm down everyone! Not only do you get our eternal thanks AND ten boss barista stickers and a boss barista pin, but you get to choose the song we sing during the outro of an upcoming podcast. We're fond of Billy Joel and 'Fuck Trump' chants, but you get to choose the ending of a soon-to-be-recorded episode! 


We also want to work with you on providing content that's just for patreon subscribers. Let us know what you're interested in receiving: behind-the-scenes videos, newsletters, early releases of episodes? We want to hear from you! 

WHO'S THAT ON THE PODCAST
$25 or more per month
Things are getting real. Not only do you get our eternal thanks AND ten boss barista stickers and a boss barista pin AND you get to choose the song we sing during the outro of an upcoming podcast, but we'll also let you suggest a guest for the podcast. Is there someone you admire? Someone you think we should know - tell us and we'll put them on the show! 


(Obvious restrictions like, don't pick someone that's not in line with our mission, no Nazis, etc...) 


We also want to work with you on providing content that's just for patreon subscribers. Let us know what you're interested in receiving: behind-the-scenes videos, newsletters, early releases of episodes? We want to hear from you! 

BOSS PRODUCERS WHAT
$50 or more per month
OH MYLANTA. Not only do you get our eternal thanks AND ten boss barista stickers and a boss barista pin AND you get to choose the song we sing during the outro of an upcoming podcast, but we'll also let you suggest a topic for an upcoming show! We'll work with you to pick a topic, choose a guest, and highlight something you find interesting in the podcast. You'll get a producer credit on this episode and we'll show you a behind the scenes peek at what making an episode looks like. 


We also want to work with you on providing content that's just for patreon subscribers. Let us know what you're interested in receiving: behind-the-scenes videos, newsletters, early releases of episodes? We want to hear from you!