Fundraising for a Fellow Barista


Our hearts go out to Rhett Harkins of Bloc Coffee Co. in Cincinnati, Ohio: on a hiking trip in the Red Roiver Gorge recently, Rhett slid on 15 feet of hidden ice. He tumbled over a cliff more than 60 feet, and has sustained some pretty severe injuries. It took a whopping 10 hours just to get him out.


His friends at Deeper Roots Coffee came together in an effort to raise money for his medical expenses with a Barista Throwdown on Thursday at their roasters in Mt. Healthy.

If you would like to donate money to Rhett’s cause, please visit Deeper Roots and/or Bloc Coffee.


About the Author


Sarah Allen is co-founder and editor of Barista Magazine, the international trade magazine for coffee professionals. A passionate advocate for baristas, quality, and the coffee community, Sarah has traveled widely to research stories, interact with readers, and present on a variety of topics affecting specialty coffee. She also loves animals, swimming, ice cream, and living in Portland, Oregon.