BlackPast Coffee

Ubangi Blackhawks

coffee bag with a blackhawks football label

BlackPast.org is partnering with Zoka Coffee to promote historical understanding and generate constructive change. Zoka recognizes that it is not enough to simply condemn all forms of racism. They believe education is a vital first step to addressing racial injustice in Seattle and across the United States. While they feel there are no easy solutions to the problems we face, they are committed to doing their part by investing time, energy, and resources to advancing this initiative and BP’s mission.

We are rolling out our first BlackPast Blend Series that features the Ubangi Blackhawks, a predominantly Black semi-pro football team in Seattle during the 1930s. More information on the team is available on the Ubangi Blackhawks coffee bag as well as here at BlackPast.org.

The Ubangi Blackhawks release is a light roast blend made from all Ethiopian coffees. It has natural tasting notes of tangerine and lavender.  All coffee beans purchased online are freshly roasted to order and shipped the next business day. $5 from the sale of each 12 oz bag of BlackPast Blend Coffee is donated directly to BlackPast.org in support of our mission.

Zoka Coffee Company was started in Seattle in 1996 and has four cafes and an online store.