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Undercurrent Coffee’s Diana Mnatsakanyan-Sapp Making Waves in Charlotte, NC
Daily Coffee News

“The big vision is to see a more diverse and empowered coffee community, from the bottom up — more equitable opportunities, more intersections represented, and a breakdown of the systems that hold people down,” she said. “If I can contribute even a little to that kind of a positive change in specialty coffee, I will feel very accomplished…”

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Five Women to Watch, and the Moves They’re Making in 2018
Charlotte Five

“Mnatsakanyan-Sapp seeks to close the gap between what the professionals know and what the consumers know about specialty coffee and the workings of independent coffee shops.”

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Who’s Crafting Your Coffee? Meet Five in New Shops
Charlotte Observer

“For an industry that prides itself on being progressive, she says, baristas have noticed that competitions don’t convey how diverse the coffee industry is — which is why she’s excited about baristas working to change that.”

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7 Thriving Coffee Community Organizations
Sprudge Media

“The only way we can move forward is if we do it together, and I am grateful that we have people involved in our community that are willing to put in the work to have something like this happen.”

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Charlotte’s Coffee Scene Reaching Critical Mass
Charlotte Agenda

“People might not know that there’s a thriving and really passionate specialty coffee community in Charlotte,” Mnatsakanyan-Sapp said. “I want to try to make specialty coffee more accessible to the public.”


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Coffee Nerds Come Together at POUR, Charlotte’s First Coffee Festival
QC Exclusive

“The brainchild of coffee experts Diana Mnatsakanyan-Sapp and Matt Dudley, Charlotte’s first ever coffee festival, Pour, will provide the community with the opportunity to celebrate and get to know the specialty coffee culture of the Southeast.”