Cafe Con Leche is an award-winning creative lifestyle brand based in Pittsburgh, PA. We produce pop-up events and digital media that celebrate Latin art + food + culture. Founded in January 2014 out of a desire to bring more visibility to the Pittsburgh Latino community, Café Con Leche is the expert on the Latino community in Southwestern Pennsylvania and beyond. Since our founding, Café Con Leche has hosted over 25 Latin-themed, neighborhood based pop-up events around Pittsburgh with over 2,000 attendees.

Achievements in 2016

Café Con Leche partnered with Most Wanted Fine Art gallery to host the first ever Latino Artist in residency program in Pittsburgh. This residency won the 2016 Creators of the Year award from the Pittsburgh Technology Council. In conjunction with the residency, Café Con Leche was happy to launch a new event series called Sobremesa, a Puerto Rican supper club, which gave attendees an exclusive opportunity to meet the resident artist while listening to live Latin music and enjoying delicious food. As we grow as a company, we keep our core values centered in all things we do. Our belief in the power of Latino leadership led us to co-organize the first Latino Day at City Council in response to the racist attacks against Las Palmas in Brookline. We have provided administrative support Latinas Connect, a grassroots, women-led initiative which is creating a space in Pittsburgh for Latinas to grow personally and professionally. Lastly, our commitment to the LGBTQIA+ Latino community continues to strengthen. This year for ORGULLO (Pride) we partnered with Reel Q Pittsburgh to co-host a showing of the LGBTQIA+ movie made in Latin America, Undertow (Contracorriente). With the tragic events in Orlando, Café Con Leche organized the Queer Puerto Rican community to host a traditional Puerto Rican wake called a Baquiné. In celebration of the growth of the Pittsburgh Latino community and all the amazing things happening in the region.

¡Azúcar y Fuerza!

We are excited to announce this fall that Café Con Leche will launch Pittsburgh’s first Latino Magazine, ¡Azúcar! The print and online publication will explore various topics and themes that are important to Latinos living in Pittsburgh, including resources, recipes, profiles of community leaders, art, and much more! We are seeking your support in launching the publication this Fall. We plan to print and distribute 1000 copies, with plans to increase production and distribution with subsequent issues. The magazine will officially be launched at FUERZA, an event planned for November 2016, which will highlight Latino Leaders making a difference in our city.

If you are interested in purchasing an ad in ¡Azúcar! please contact Belinda Rodriguez at Belinda@CafeConLechePGH.com or fill out the form below for a full media packet. FUERZA honorees will be announced next week! For a list of last year's FUERZA honorees, please click here. 

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