Equip + Empower + Employ
Your purchase is providing hope and dignity to those affected by extreme poverty, trafficking or addictions.
LOCALLY and GLOBALLY
WHY SHOP MY HALF?
Our Freedom Brand partners create opportunity for those overcoming trauma + hardship, in the U.S. and globally.
Your purchase is
Equipping + Empowering + Employing women in order to give them hope & dignified work.
COFFEE WITH A MISSION
You are an important part of a global story that invests in coffee farming communities in order to provide fair wages and respect to farmers
who work tirelessly to provide you
your morning java.
We guarantee the best coffee that is sourced ethically and grown by free men and women globally.
BUSINESS LOUNGE & WORKSPACE
Rent a collaborative work space for your meetings, showers, parties or events. Your rental supports local women survivors. Book a Think Space today by submitting the form.
organic fair trade and direct trade
OUR COFFEES MEET HIGH STANDARDS OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITYCOFFEE SHOP MENU
ORGANIC ESPRESSO (OE)
Our signature espresso blend is rich and complex with aromas of dark chocolate, butterscotch and praline. A deep, silky, amber crema with a sweet, caramel finish.
(My Half Signature Women-Produced Blend)
Sisters is our tribute to female coffee farmers around the world. As the specialty coffee industry has made notable strides toward gender equity, women-produced offerings have increased in availability and quality. To celebrate these exceptional coffees and the dedicated producers behind them, we’ve blended selections from small-scale, women-led farms in Latin America, Africa, and Indonesia. The resulting cup is balanced and chocolatey with a pleasant acidity and light citrus and tropical fruit notes.
Single Origin I Organic I Medium Roast
From the northern tip of the western Indonesian island of Sumatra, this roast has notes of molasses, spices and pineapple. The rich, volcanic soils and unique cultivars create a cup profile prized for its complexity and rich, syrupy body. Sourced from the most reputable Fair Trade cooperatives that are dedicated to continuous quality improvements as well as providing economic and social benefits for their many members. This lot of Sumatra Fair Trade/Organic Highlands comes from the Arisarina cooperative.
A seasonally rotating selection of shade-grown, water-process decaf beans chosen to maintain a consistently full-bodied, low-acid coffee with a sweet finish.
Single Origin I Organic I Medium Roast
Located in the highlands of Chiapas, the group now boasts more than 250 members who grow fairtrade coffee at elevations ranging from 1,350 to 1,800 meters. After years of dependence on outside organizations, Kulaktik – meaning “vine” in the Mayan language Tzeltal – now carries its own export license and continues to focus on quality improvements. The result is a coffee rich in flavors of plum, dark chocolate, and concord grape with a medium body.
Organic I Medium Roast
As a straight shot, our Fairtrade Peacemaker Espresso carries notes of cherry, lemon and spicy chocolate to create a bright, full and balanced espresso.
Single Origin I Organic I Light-Medium Roast
This exceptional roast coffee is produced on the southwestern shores of Lago de Atitlán. It is there that Tz'utujil-speaking, small-scale Mayan farmers grow typica, bourbon, caturra, and red and yellow catuaí cultivars at an average of 1,600 meters above sea level. The full body and juicy acidity take flight when rounded out by flavors of milk chocolate, citrus, and tropical fruits.
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Maybe a professor or representative of a non-profit?
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Educating people and raising awareness is a valued part of our organization. We want to be a community that learns and grows together. Your expertise is valued.
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Every 3rd Wednesday of the Month 7-8:30 PM
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Every 2nd Tuesday of the Month 12-1 PM
social justice trailblazer
Meet the Founder
Renee Pollino is the CEO and founder of My Half of The Sky, a social justice coffee shop that addresses social concerns and systemic injustice through opportunity. Renee is passionate about creating hope & bringing healing to women with obstacles to employment due to poverty, addictions, trafficking or life as a refugee.
She believes opportunity & relationships are essential to helping women live a better story. Renee has worked for over 20 years with grassroots organizations that remind both men and women that there is hope after trauma or hardship. She believes opportunity gives dignity and value. Renee desires to trail blaze the concept that businesses and Capitalism can use the marketplace to build sustainable enterprises while doing good.
Renee is a member of: Women’s Speakers Collective, Propel Women, Fair Trade & Ethical Fashion Movements