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20 BLACK OWNED ALTERNATIVES TO STAR BUCKS

Updated: Aug 31, 2018

What Your Not Going To Do Anymore is disrespect us and have it be business as usual. Employees at a Star Bucks in Philadelphia found it necessary to call the police on two Black Men patiently waiting for a third person to meet them for coffee. Customers, both white and black tried to explain to the Police that the men had done nothing wrong but as you can see in the video below, they where still arrested. Sorry can't fix this.


The next time you get a hankering to meet for coffee or tea, please consider our

20 BLACK OWNED ALTERNATIVES TO STAR BUCKS


1. Harmonies Brew LLC


Harmonies Brew offers a variety of unique cold brew organic coffee, coffee beans, flavors and accessories. A portion of Harmonies Brew proceeds go to support their non profit Harmonies of Hope.









2. Uncle Bobbie's Coffee & Books


At a moment where people are being divided and neighborhoods are being dismantled, Uncle Bobbie's is a community space designed for sharing, building, learning, laughing, debating, eating and building.

5445 Germantown Avenue

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Call (215) 403-7058

3. Uprising Muffin Company


Uprising is a bakery cafe specializing in fresh in-house scratch baked muffins, locally roasted coffee and hand crafted grab-and-go sandwiches and salads.

1817 7th St NWWashington, District of Columbia

Call (202) 290-1196







4. Northwest Coffee Roasting Company


Northwest Coffee Roasting Company is a local artisan roaster serving coffee shops, restaurants, and offices primarily in the St. Louis area.

8401 Maryland Ave

Clayton, Missouri

Call (314) 725-8055







5. Not So Urban Coffee & Roastery


Small batch coffee roaster located in the Atlanta area specializing in single-origin, fair/direct trade African coffee. Roasted locally, shipped worldwide.

Call (718) 938-0563










6. More Than Java Cafe


More Than Java Cafe` is your community cafe that feels like home.

Comfortable * Inviting * Relaxing

358 Main St

Laurel, Maryland

Call (301) 490-3200



7. Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse


We specialize in comics, toys & figurines, games, comic related magazines, apparel, coffee & espresso relatedhttp://www.amalgamphilly.com/ beverages, and baked goods.

2578 Frankford Ave

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Call (215) 427-3300


8. Currency Exchange Cafe


Currency Exchange Café is a café located in Chicago's Washington Park neighborhood owned by acclaimed contemporary artist Theaster Gates.

305 E Garfield Blvd

Chicago, Illinois

Call (773) 855-9163



9. Golden Thyme Coffee & Cafe

https://www.facebook.com/morethanjavacafe

Golden Thyme on Selby is proud to serve the most decadent and smooth coffee to the residents of the St. Paul, MN area. We guarantee when you experience all that we have to offer, we will always leave you wanting more!

10. Sip & Savor


Welcome to Sip & Savor, Chicago’s favorite coffee spot. We bring you the finest certified fair trade coffee from around the world, as well as a wide selection of teas, mochas, lattes and blended drinks . Breakfast is no secret around here, with a plethora of menu options—in addition to delicious pastries and small bites from local bakeries. That makes us “globally local”, and we’re all about it! At Sip & Savor, there’s really something for everyone.

Call (773) 952-4532


11. Teatopia


Brewing better lives one leaf at a time.

2606 Cherokee Street

St. Louis

Call (314) 553-9402










12. My Cup of Tea


My Cup of Tea is a specialty tea company with a focus on social enterprise and ministry for women in the Orange Mound Community of Memphis, TN.

3028 Carnes Memphis, 38111

Call (901) 614-9769







13. Ain't She Sweet Cafe


Located in historic Bronzeville, Ain't She Sweet Cafe reflects the neighborhood’s own heartiness with its menagerie of savory meals and sweet desserts.

526 E. 43rd Street Chicago, IL 60653

Call (773) 840-3309



14. Cafe`Deje`na


We offer dine in meals all day, grab & go for those on the run, and catering for small events. Delivery services are coming soon. Come on by and join the Dejena community!

3939 Martin Luther King Jr Way

Oakland, California

Call (510) 655-9328


15. DC Conscious & Cafe


A Black owned social enterprise, is more than a café that serves food and drinks; it’s a COMMUNITY with a very simplistic and fundamental mission--- the interaction and engagement of all residents and stakeholders to foster shared experiences that promote awareness, understanding and appreciation of our differences, similarities, talents and challenges.

Washington, District of Columbia


16. Boon Boona Coffee


Boon Boona Coffee based in Seattle, sources the finest coffee, from the birthplace of coffee, East Africa.







17. Beyu` Cafe`


Our restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desserts in addition to a special brunch menu on both Saturday and Sunday mornings. Our specialty coffee and espresso drinks range from locally roasted brewed coffee to signature mochas and latte

Durham, NC 27701

Call (919) 683-1058


18. Crazy Coffee Co


Crazy Coffee Co. offers a variety of drip coffee flavors suitable for any home coffee maker. With our unique monthly selection of flavors step out of the ordinary coffee flavor box into an aroma filled flavorful cup of coffee.

11944 W 95 Street, Suite 164

Lenexa, KS 66215

Call (913) 608-4315



19. Red Bay Coffee


Every day we strive to develop beautiful coffees, fair relations, and delicious approaches to living.

3098 East 10th Street

Oakland, California

Call (510) 269-1032








20. Wild Figs Books & Coffee


Not just Local but Global. Not just Black Owned but Writer Owned. Wild Fig Books & Coffee is a counter-gentrification bookstore and coffee house.

726 N Limestone

Lexington, Kentucky

Call (859) 252-3052







Do you know of a black owned coffee shop in your area? Tell us about in the comments. If you don't see your shop here, please feel free to add it to the comments and we will list it in our marketplace site www.iloveupd.com to find more minority owned businesses in your area go www.iloveupd.com

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