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Black-Owned Businesses on Workfrom

 

We’ve compiled a list of Black-owned cafés listed on Workfrom for you to check out. We encourage you to support both the Black community and local small businesses during these unprecedented times and into the future. Happy remote working!

Alchemy Coffee Collective Café & Roaster Berkeley, CA

Alchemy is a majority Black, brown, queer and trans-owned cooperative committed to maintaining a safe space for their community. “Alchemists” don’t just make coffee, they collectively manage every aspect of the business and share all the responsibilities and rewards of ownership. Learn more here.

BKLYN Blend Brooklyn, NY

Offering healthy options to inner-city families for healthy eating, Brooklyn Blend is a minority – family owned business by Ralph Warren, Keishon Warren, Ali Coutard, and Ed Cooper. Brooklyn Blend strives to promote a personal healthy lifestyle culture by offering affordable healthy food alternatives which is difficult to find in low income minority communities. Learn more here.

Café Avole Seattle, WA

Solomon Dubie founded Café Avole with the goal of sharing and innovating Ethiopian coffee culture, introducing Ethiopian products, and making an impact in global and community outreach. Learn more here.

Café Dejena Oakland, CA

Café Dejena is a local, family-owned Eritrean café located in Oakland, California. The café follows the Eritrean tradition and welcoming practice of serving tea, coffee, and snacks to anyone who visits their home or village. Learn more here.

Deadstock Coffee Portland, OR

Deadstock Coffee is a sneaker-themed coffee shop. Founded by janitor-turned-shoe-designer Ian Williams. His goal is to be a hub for anyone creative or anyone seeking a judgement-free, barbershop feel. You never know who’s going to walk through the door so you might want to be on your game. Deadstock is self-described as “snob-free coffee,”and is driven by a mantra: “Coffee Should Be Dope.” Learn more here.

Elevated Coffee Portland, OR

Owned by Portland natives, Le King and Chris Guinn III bought Elevated Coffee in 2017 to establish a gathering place that celebrates the rich culture of Portland’s most historic African American community. And, of course, to deliver the highest quality craft coffee. Learn more here.

Flower Boy Project Venice, CA

Sean Knibb co-founded Flower Boy Project after years of having the “flower boy” name in mind, referencing the time he spent with his florist grandmother in Jamaica during childhood visits. He wanted to sell fresh flowers and great coffee, and thus Flower Boy Project was born. Learn more here.

Hilltop Coffee and Kitchen Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles locals Yonnie Hagos and Ajay Relan founded Hilltop to create a fun environment for people to connect with each other and themselves. Learn more here.

Hot and Cool Cafe Los Angeles, CA

Owner and Chief Brewer Anthony Jolly’s goal is to provide crop to cup coffee experiences to coffee lovers and novices alike, within a creative space that feels like a home away from home. Learn more here.

Kaffeine Coffee Internet & Office Cafe Houston, TX

Creating the concept for Kaffeine came easily and effortlessly to owner Orgena Keener as she aimed to provide a comfortable environment with a relaxed and friendly ambiance. Learn more here.

Sextant Coffee Roasters San Francisco, CA

Sextant is an independent cafe and roastery in San Francisco, CA. Founded by Kinani Ahmed, a first-generation Ethiopian, Sextant works directly with farmers across Ethiopia, Kenya, Colombia, and elsewhere in order to showcase the most flavorful coffees throughout the world. Learn more here.

Silverback Coffee of Rwanda Los Angeles, CA

Named for the endangered Silverback gorilla whose natural habitat is Rwanda and neighboring Uganda, Founder and CEO Jack Karuletwa’s vision and mission for Silverback is very straightforward – help the poorest coffee farmers realize their value, empower the human resources that make it possible for every Rwandan to become a part of a global economy, and celebrate the power of the human spirit everyday – with a cup of coffee in hand! Learn more here.

Sip & Savor Chicago, IL

Over a decade ago, a childhood friend of Founder Trez V. Pugh, III convinced him to venture into the coffee house industry. His love affair with coffee and teas has intensified over time and has led to Sip & Savor. Learn more here.

Sip & Sonder Inglewood, CA

While practicing law at the same law firm, Amanda-Jane Thomas and Shanita Nicholas became friends.  Eventually, the two women also became business partners, their dreams and passions converging into the creation of Sip & Sonder. Learn more here.

Tougo Coffee Co Seattle, WA

Founded by Brian Wells, Tougo Coffee Co. works with several top coffee roasters dedicated to supporting the true artisanship of coffee roasting. Learn more here.

Undergrind Cafe Los Angeles, CA

Rachel Sazon founded Undergrind Cafe alongside her husband Ron in Beverlywood, the neighborhood that she grew up in and where her parents still reside. She did so with the hope of giving neighborhood locals a place to come and grab some choice food, an amazing cup of coffee, and be able to relax, meet friends and participate in special events. Learn more here.

Upper Cup Coffee Gahana, OH

Growing up, owner Micael Habte often watched his mother roast beans as part of a traditional Eritrean coffee ceremony. This love of coffee inspired the creation of Upper Cup Coffee. Learn more here.

Urban Grind Coffee House Atlanta, GA

Urban Grind was created from an idea that owner Cassandra Ingram had while living in New York. In Atlanta, she didn’t see any coffee houses like the ones in New York, so she started her own. Learn more here.

Urban Vintage Brooklyn, NY

Opened in 2010 by two sisters born and raised in Brooklyn, Urban Vintage is a meeting place for all that is beautiful and delicious and has developed into a lifestyle brand incorporating interior design and fashion. Learn more here.

 



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