Areli Barrera Grodski and Leon Grodski Barrera founded Cocoa Cinnamon in 2010. Little Waves Coffee Roasters is the wholesale arm of Cocoa Cinnamon and it is independently and Latina co-owned.
Little Waves is a women-forward business that is heart-driven and focused on quality and service. This coffee roasting team is comprised of people of different cultures, genders, faiths, languages, and beliefs.
Little Waves supports the community. One of the non-profits they support is the International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA). Within the international coffee community, IWCA empowers women to live sustainable and meaningful lives. IWCA recognizes the contribution of women in every aspect of the coffee industry.