The Best Part of Waking Up is Black Owned Coffee Brands in Your Cup
For most people, they can't start their day without a cup of coffee. I personally am not a coffee drinker but I see the extra boost that it gives people and with that strong scent, I can only imagine that the taste is just as powerful. Check out a few brands that are not only creating a name for themselves in the market but bringing a sense of pride to our culture and community.
Created in Memphis, Tennessee, Cxffee Black, is a brand that was created for the culture by Henderson, aka Bartholomew Jones. Its signature, Guji Mane, was created from the Sidamo Guji region of Ethiopia. You can see catchy phrases like: "Love Black people like you love black Cxffee," and "Make Cxffee black again," which you can also catch on apparel available on their website.
You may have seen the Blk & Bold brand in your local Whole Foods or Target stores. With a name like Blk and Bold, not only can you expect to drink something that has a powerful taste, but you can feel empowered while drinking it. Founders Rod Johnson and Pernell Cezar give back to the community by donating 5% of sales to supporting at-risk youth. You can also get specialty tees and if you fear running out of coffee, sign up for their subscription program, It'll save your life.
Boon Boona is a brand that was birthed out of the need to provide green coffee to the East African area of Seattle, Washington. Founded by Efrem Fesaha, he brings to the table her knowledge of East African coffee ceremonies which included things like roasting the beans in a pan and brewing them in a Jebena, a clay dish. They also provide subscriptions for the many roasted flavors they provide.
Sip & Sonder is a powerful female-led brand launched by Amanda-Jane Thomas and Shanita Nicholas in their coffeehouse in Inglewood, California. The ladies offer more than just coffee, it's about the experience of community and culture while enjoying a great beverage. If you take a look at the website, you see that "Sip & Sonder is an entrepreneurial and creative hub that houses a Coffee House and Creative Studio."
Kahawa 1893 is Kenyan coffee, founded by Margaret Nyamumbo, a third-generation farmer. Known for its rich flavor, the Kenyan coffee comes from being grown in high altitudes in nutrient-dense volcanic soil. The goal of the brand is to provide an amazing taste while empowering female coffee farmers.