Bhattacharyya discusses a living wage in the specialty coffee industry, advice for café owners, and the long-term benefits of a standard living wage across sectors.
Philly baristas are sharing their salaries and benefits in a shared spreadsheet. In the days since news of this spreadsheet broke, the list, which reflects baristas from more than 60 cafés in the Philadelphia area, has nearly doubled—and has inspired other coffee communities across the country.
The coffee industry has long cared about improving farm workers’ lot. The next step is to guarantee them a living wage.