Editor's Note: Pour Over

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Introducing, pour over, Califia's first print magazine. In furthering our mission to nourish and inspire the world with the wisdom of plant-based lifestyle, we highlight companies and individuals that are developing a more sustainable and humanitarian food system.  Coming soon to a coffee table near you. 

Editor's Note

We embrace the boundless potential of plants. Coffee, one of the most traded agricultural commodities in the world, is a dynamic example of this potential. Although coffee plays a central role in many of our personal lives, the story of how a berry becomes a cup of coffee is much more complex—it joining together the lives of 25 million coffee farmers, an innumerable number of processors, graders, transporters, baristas, cafe owners, us and you.

This web of connections represents a multi-faceted, united, and optimistic opportunity for how we might nourish the future. In the pages of pour over, you’ll discover plant-powered stories that inspire each of us to create a more positive model of our food system by valuing personal health, farmer livelihood and environmental sustainability. Our debut issue explores how blockchain technology could transform the coffee supply chain, the importance of diversity and inclusion in the industry, and the alchemy of turning coffee waste into new materials for the fashion industry. We take you behind-the-scenes on the journey from California almond farm, to Califia's bottling plant, to the final pairing of Barista Blend and coffee at your local coffee shop. We settle, once and for all, the age-old debate about how you should take your coffee: black vs. white. 

The mythical Queen Califia, from whom we get our name, was known as the "Spirit of California" and lead an army of women warriors in a bountiful island paradise named California. Califia Farms and pour over magazine are inspired by this spirit of leadership and the bounty of our home state, the diversity of its people, and the flavors of its geography. Together, we can do our part in nourishing the future with the power of plants.

Greg Steltenpohl, Co-Founder and CEO of Califia Farms