Women’s History Month: Dirty Girl Coffee percolates growth in Glouster

March 14, 2022

By John Huthmacher, Athens Messenger

GLOUSTER — A local coffee roaster is giving the village of Glouster a much-need economic jolt.

And while Dirty Girl Coffee Co-Owner Jane Cavarozzi loves coffee, she said her thriving business has far more to do with empowering women and growing the once-booming coal town than it does supplying exceptional coffee to the masses.

A native of Columbus, Cavarozzi was formerly a successful operations executive for Athleta and Highlights for Children, to name a few when she decided to take a much-needed break in 2015 to pursue what she intended to be a temporary business project. Instead, the Dirty Girl Coffee venture has become her passion, one that has enabled her to impact the small community in a big way.

“The idea really had nothing to do with coffee,” she said.

“The goal was to understand the economic development ecosystem and try to create positive change in an economically insecure area. Also, I really love coffee and wanted to create a business to have skin in the game when trying to help move the needle in terms of women’s economic progress.

“It is an economically challenged environment with few options for kids growing up in town. With the declining population and buildings literally falling down in the streets, our goal is to provide skill-building opportunities and create venues for small business.”

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