There has recently been a uproar since a Philadelphia Starbucks employee called the police on two Black patrons. Their crime? Waiting for a friend. While that situation is still being dealt with, we are providing you with a few black owned alternatives that you might want to consider for future business.
Black Owned Coffee and Tea Businesses
Uprising Muffin Company (Washington DC) offers homemade muffins, coffee, sandwiches & salads served in a relaxed setting with comfy seating.
Northwest Coffee Roasting Company (Clayton, MO) is an artisan coffee roaster that embodies the legacy of coffee by unifying communities, stimulating dialogue, and providing hand roasted and brewed full city coffee.
Teatopia (St Louis, MO) offers 70 different teas as well as other small food items that will leave you amazed and wanting more.
My Cup of Tea (Memphis, TN) offers over 30 varieties of specialty tea from all over the world. They have a substantial customer base in retail, wholesale and in gift packaging.
Ain’t She Sweet Cafe (Chicago, IL) is a casual, cozy eatery offering counter-serve sandwiches, smoothies & house-baked desserts.
Cafe Dejena (Oakland, CA) is a local Eritrean café that offers dine in meals all day, grab & go for those on the run, and catering for small events.
Beyu Caffe (Durham, NC) is an upbeat, bohemian hangout offering coffee, all-day American fare, a full bar, live jazz & free WiFi.
DC Conscious Cafe (Washington, DC) is “more than a cafe”. They offer good food, dialogue, entertainment, civic engagement and advocacy for the good of our community.
Serenity Tearoom (Frederick, MD) is on a mission to provide an elegant and professional Traditional Afternoon Tea, with tasty food, hospitable service and fond memories.
Serengeti Teas & Spices (New York, NY) introduces the history, magic, sumptuous taste and exotic flavors of Africa via signature coffees, teas, cocoas & spices.
Ivy’s Tea Co. (Online) is a pop culture and Hip-Hop inspired holistic health brand. They provide handcrafted, locally sourced herbal tea that is made small batch by an herbalist and herb-infused honey for millennials.
Black Momma Teas (Online) offers gluten-free loose leaf tea selections, biodegradable tea bags and organic flavored agave.
Sip & Savor (Chicago, IL) offers the finest certified fair trade coffee from around the world, as well as a wide selection of teas, mochas, lattes and blended drinks. They also serve delicious pastries and small bites from local bakeries.
The Terminal Cafe (Nashville, TN) is an unassuming coffee shop serving breakfast & lunch in a tiny, traveling-themed space.
Gullah Girl Tea (Online) offers delicious original healing tea blends, made by hand with love with a mission to promote healing and wellness.
Crazy Coffee Co. (Lenexa, KS) offers a variety of drip coffee flavors suitable for any home coffee maker. They offer offer 6 flavored coffee selections per month, that changes every two months.
My Coffee Shop (Atlanta, GA) is a coffeehouse offering all-day breakfasts alongside sandwiches & baked goods in quirky surrounds.
Rise and Grind Café (Milwaukee, WI) offers hot and cold sandwiches, soups, breakfast items. They also offer catering and meal planning services.
Breukelen Coffee House (New York, NY) is a cozy coffeehouse providing brews & baked goods in a space that invites lingering.
Café ULU (Atlanta, GA) is unapologetically centered on the culture of our people and more specifically, on the historical and current influence of coffee and the coffee trade.
Friday’s Coffee (Atlanta, GA) tantalizes your palate with some of the planet’s most unique and rare coffees.
Red Bay Coffee (Oakland, CA) is building a global community through our commitment to sourcing, developing, roasting and delivering the best and most beautiful coffee to the people.
Urban Grind Coffee House (Atlanta, GA) is a hip coffeehouse with cafe menu & free WiFi holds film screenings, poetry slams & other arty events.
Grant Park Coffeehouse (Atlanta, GA) is a neighborhood coffeehouse serving light breakfast fare, sandwiches & pastries in chill, compact digs.
Just Add Honey Tea Company (Atlanta, GA) is a sophisticated twist on a southern tea tradition we offer thoughtfully blended loose leaf teas made in small batches to ensure the perfect cup cheers!