The Cooperative Commonwealth Coffee Project aims to build a solidarity economy in the coffee industry by opening the first worker cooperative cafe in New York City. We see ourselves as a link within a broader movement for workplace democracy and social justice. Our cafés meet consumers’ need for community, connection, and coffee and other beverages and snacks while creating good jobs in a democratic workplace. We seek to right historical inequities in the global economy by sourcing ethically from the numerous agricultural cooperatives in the Global South, and employing those disadvantaged in the labor market in New York City, such as the formerly incarcerated, women, people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA, and workers fired for union organizing.