Stojo Stories

Let's be Human Together

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Stojo has always been a company aiming to do good, acknowledging the little actions that can make a big difference every day. Right now, we’re looking inward and reflecting on how we can “be good” during this time. And as things continue to change outside, we know you’ve found yourself wondering how you can do good from the inside. 

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Celebrating Incredible Women on International Women's Day

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International Women’s Day may be March 8th, but we all know there’s never a day women aren’t making a difference. We’re celebrating its 109th year, while celebrating women 365 days a year. As we spring into sustainability this month, we’re highlighting two incredible women who have made, and continue to make, their mark on the environment and the world, every day. 

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We're With the Ban - Stojo's Team Sounds off Our Reusable Habits

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We always say that little actions add up to big things. So good news, re-usable tote users of New York- we did it! Starting March 1, 2020, any shopping center that charges sales tax (we’re looking at you grocery and retail stores) can no longer pack up your goods in those disposable plastic bags. 

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Hidden Grounds - Blending Coffee with Heritage

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Feeling less than inspired while working at a large company, Spoorthi and her good friend Anand Patel decided to launch Hidden Grounds in New Brunswick, New Jersey, as a way to own her own business and stretch her creativity. Six years later, the duo now have five locations across New Jersey and a new concept called Simply Chai featuring the chai recipes they grew up with in India.

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From Illegal Roastery to Three Store Locations, Modcup Coffee's incredible journey

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Settling down with a young toddler after a whirlwind career as an art dealer, Travas Clifton moved next door to a coffee roaster in Toronto where he realized everything he knew about coffee was wrong. 

After diving into his new obsession and learning everything about coffee processing and roasting, Travas moved to New Jersey where he began (illegally) roasting his naturally processed coffee beans that he sold from a converted hot dog cart in 2013. His unique product quickly caught on and Modcup has grown to three retail locations including a converted 1969 Citron truck that was once installed inside the Mack-Cali building along the waterfront at Exchange Place.

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