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The Daily Californian | 1951 Coffee Company expands to Downtown Berkeley BART plaza

Daily Coffee News | 1951 Coffee to Extend Refugee Support at Berkeley BART Station

The Daily Californian | 1951 Coffee Company hosts event in support of refugee rights

Berkeley News | Best coffee at Cal? 1951 Coffee Company, where refugees serve up fine brew

Forbes | An Accelerator For Enterprises Focused On Migrants, Refugees And Human Trafficking Survivors

Daily Coffee News | Refugee-Supportive 1951 Coffee Launches a Line of Its Own

Eater SF | The Best East Bay Coffee Shops with Free Wifi

Barista magazine | 1951 Coffee Strengthens Support of Refugee Community with New Coffee Line

YR Media | I did a Refugee Resettlement Experience!

National Catholic Reporter | New nonprofit coffee shops aim to train and employ refugees

The Daily Californian | 1951 Coffee Company opens 2nd location in Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

Sprudge | Refugees Welcome? A Panel On The Perspectives Of Refugees In Coffee

The Daily Californian | 1951 Coffee Company holds event celebrating World Refugee Day

San Francisco Chronicle | San Francisco’s first Refugee Food Festival is about much more than food

The Daily Californian | 1951 Coffee Company holds benefit event for refugee training program

The Mercury News | Berkeley event: Eat, drink to support refugees with 1951 Coffee Company

KALW | Berkeley coffee shop helps refugees by employing them


The Mercury News | What kind of coffee did Sam Smith order at Berkeley shop?

Berkeleyside Nosh | Sam Smith was spotted at 1951 Coffee Company in Berkeley

Eater SF | Coffee Enthusiast Sam Smith Visits Berkeley’s 1951 Coffee

East Bay Times | Nonprofit trains Bay Area immigrants to become baristas

The Daily Californian | 1951 Coffee Company in Berkeley to expand barista training for US refugees, asylees

San Francisco Chronicle | Starbucks awards $63K grant to Berkeley’s 1951

Eater SF | Immigrant-Focused Coffee Shop Wins Starbucks Grant To Train More Refugee Baristas

7x7 | Welcome Here: Bay Area Refugees Find Community Through Food

East Bay Express | A Conversation with Holocaust Survivor Sylvia Ruth Gutmann

Berkeleyside | Berkeley’s 1951 Coffee hosts fundraiser to expand support for refugees

Saveur | Inside Berkeley’s refugee-run cafe, building new lives with coffee

Grubstreet | A New San Francisco Coffee Shop Is Staffed Entirely by Refugees

East Bay Express | East Bay Coffee Shops Are Helping to Lead the Resistance

KQED | Refugees’ Life Stories Deepen the Brew at 1951 Coffee Company

San Francisco Chronicle | Bay Area refugees find a home, and work, at new Berkeley cafe

NBC Bay Area | Berkeley Coffeehouse a Full-Fledged Refugee Supporter

SF Weekly | 1951 Coffee: More Than Just Another Cup

Los Angeles Times | Refugees get jobs — and a taste of American culture — at Berkeley coffee shop

East Bay Times | East Bay cafe that gives jobs to refugees opens for business

7x7 | Inside 1951 Coffee Shop, A Berkeley Café Staffed Entirely by Refugees

The Daily Californian | Refugees serve up coffee in new Berkeley café


East Bay Times | For some refugees, coffee provides a way into the Bay Area workforce

Eater SF | Refugee Empowering Coffee Shop Opening Soon in Berkeley

The Daily Californian | Refugee-focused nonprofit 1951 Coffee Company heads to Berkeley

Berkeleyside Nosh | 1951 Coffee to empower refugees, one cup at a time