We are stoked to offer our friend Matt Johnson's new book along with a special Work Songs roast that's as rhythmic and soulful as Matt's short stories.
For as long as we've had language, we've had songs for the work we do. Whether it's sea shanties bellowed defiantly against gale-force winds, field songs sung under blistering sun, or industrial folk set to the rhythm of the machines that run, work songs helped our ancestors fight boredom, find meaning, build connections, and survive.
But modern work has no song.
There are no hymns to sing in the offices, factories, fields, shops, and restaurants where we work today. We let the music die, and we did it when we needed it the most. And that's what this book is all about. This is a collection of stories about work that we cannot let die. Stories that could be our songs.
Grown in Minas Gerais, this Brazilian roast is the result of consistent rain, high daytime temperatures and dry winters, which creates a rich soil ideal for harvesting coffee.