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A limited-edition collaboration in support of Hackney Quest & Mind In
The City, Hackney and Waltham Forest, Bad Coffee and Aida Wilde have combined forces to produce a limited-edition coffee with all profits going to charity. The coffee —roasted at female-led coffee roastery Bad Coffee— is a washed process Colombian bean, it’s sweet and clean with notes of apple, hazelnut, and milk chocolate. Once roasted beans are then packed into limited edition bags, individually hand screen-printed by visual artist Aida Wilde — known for her work surrounding displacement, education, and equality — and is a nod to her “LOUSY” social commentary series that has been subverting advertisements, walls, and merchandise for almost a decade.
Bad and Aida are firm believers in the power of collaboration and positive engagement within their local community, the vibrant and creative Hackney Wick, East London. This project hopes to facilitate encounters that enhance and enrich their locality by supporting two East London charities, Hackney Quest and Mind in the City, Hackney, and Waltham Forest. Hackney Quest is a grassroots charity that strives to give young people, families
, and members of the community the support they need to pursue their aspirations and deal positively with life’s challenges. They offer mentoring programs and workshops to help young people find their strengths and gain skills and opportunities. Mind in the City, Hackney, and Waltham Forest, believe nobody should have to face a
mental health problem alone. Now more than ever we need charities like Mind, they provide mental health support when it is hard to find elsewhere. The coffee too will help enrich the communities of its origin. Produced by Giovanny Lizcano in the Inza region of Colombia, is a member of the Asorcafe Association, which not only helps producers maintain specialty standards but provides a framework to further their education and progression to improve the economic and social conditions for themselves, their families, and the community. 

The smallholder farm produces only 6000kg of coffee per year. Bad Coffee x Aida
has 22kg as part of this super limited edition roast.
Individual bags are £15 each
Bundles including a tote bag, coffee beans, and a sticker pack are £30
Available to preorder from 3rd November from
The first orders dispatched 14th November

Bad Coffee

Bad Coffee was founded on a love of coffee culture, the enjoyment of the cup, and the ritual surrounding it. We encourage people to take time out of their day to visit knowing that a positive engagement between us and our customers makes a positive impact on the day. Our beans facilitate encounters that enhance our community and form tighter bonds between people. That’s the power a cup of coffee can have.
Bad Coffee chooses to work with smallholder farms in order to contribute to sustainable
agriculture and socio-economic change within origin countries. The Coffee Producer Giovany Lizcano owns a small farm in Inza, Colombia. There he has around 12000 trees of tabi, pink bourbon, caturra and castillo – varieties that are renowned in the specialty coffee industry. He produces 6000kg per year, and we have 30kg to roast as part of our limited edition collaboration. Roasted to a medium level, the coffee is sweet and clean with
notes of apple, hazelnut and milk chocolate. Lizcano is part of an association called Asorcafe, set up to help producers not only sell their coffee, but to provide a framework to further their education and progression to improve the economic and social conditions for themselves, their families, and the community. 

Aida Wilde

AIDA [Wilde] is an Iranian-born, London-based printmaker/visual artist and Educator and is the founder of Print Is Power (2013) and Sisters in Print (2016) Projects. Wilde’s predominantly, screen printed installations and social commentary posters have been featured on city streets around the world and are responsive commentary works on displacement, education & equality. Her Fine Art studio-based serigraphs are well-collected throughout the world and push the boundaries in contemporary printmaking today. Aida has supported and collaborated with “Choose Love” Help Refugees UK] on a number of projects, which included exhibiting in Somerset House and Saatchi Gallery (2019) this also led to her recent commission & acquisition by the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge into creating one of her Iconic CHOOSE LOVE boat pieces of works for the Museum’s major exhibition, Defaced! Money, Conflict, Protest. Through the years Aida continues to support and raise awareness of many causes through the sales of her work including The Terrence Higgins Trust, Women’s Aid, and The Big Issue.
An active artist within the Hackney Wick community, Aida has been living and working there for the last 15 years, where she continues to create responsive/subversive works to the dramatic changes that have been taking place in the area, which included the monumental curation of the 2016, 48-hour artist take-over of the Lord Napier pub during Hackney Wicked Festival as well as the coinciding urban community exhibition ‘Save Yourselves’ in October of the same year.

The Charities

Hackney Quest 
“Hackney Quest aims to give young people, families, and members of the community the practical and emotional support they need to develop and pursue their aspirations and deal positively with life’s challenges.”

We chose to donate to Hackney Quest as their value of building communities through positive action. It’s a grass routes charity built in Hackney and is committed to this location. We especially admire how Quest works with young people to provide opportunities and find their inner strengths through mentoring programs and workshops.

Mind in the City, Hackney, and Waltham Forest
“For the last 40 years, we have provided advice and support to anyone experiencing poor mental health in our community. Since then, not much has changed. Every year we help around 5,000 people with things like accessing their benefits, finding and keeping a job, and improving their mental health. We believe that nobody should
have to face a mental health problem alone”
We chose to work with Mind as mental health is something close to our hearts. We know that some of the biggest battles in life are personal, inner struggles. Mind is a wonderful charity that helps those in a time when mental health support is difficult to come by.