MELIHA

“Coffee in Bosnia was for friends. If you had anything important to talk about with your mom, you make coffee. With co-workers, going out for coffee or making it at home, coffee was for conversations.”

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AIDA

As a refugee in Turkey, Aida lived with 8 family members in two rooms. Her mom was pregnant with Aida’s twin sisters, “I had my first coffee in that little Turkish town! I really think my mom was a hero.”

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MIRZET

Mirzet designed 20 handgrinders from pipe he salvaged at his factory job, “You create the pattern, polish it off, so it’s easier to hold and doesn’t slip in your palm.”

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NASIHA

As a refugee Nasiha worked at a coffee roaster, “It was very hard, very heavy, and every single day you had to take a shower, wash your hair and everything stunk of coffee.” She is not a coffee drinker. 

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