The Black Coffee Company or Black Coffee ATL was based in 2018 by Chris Bolden, Jamin Butler, Branden Cole, Gino Jones and Leonard Lightfoot. The Coffee Company is a premier espresso store serving specialty coffees, unfastened leaf teas and freshly baked pastries.
The café additionally hosts varied occasions comparable to sport nights, workshops, lessons, espresso tastings and extra.
For extra data, go to https://www.theblackcoffeecompany.com/black-coffee-atl
The Atlanta Voice: Why was the corporate based?
The Black Coffee Company: The Black Coffee Company was fashioned to set an instance for our neighborhood. We are happy with our three pillars: entrepreneurship, monetary freedom and neighborhood empowerment! There’s a standard false impression that our neighborhood is incapable of working collectively efficiently, and we’re right here to alter that narrative. We are happy with our espresso connections to the African continent and different international areas, in addition to the chance to assist construct our personal economic system. Black Coffee Company has enabled us to leverage our collective capital, cultural experiences and networks to create a self-sustaining business promoting truthful commerce natural espresso beans, branded merchandise and clothes and in the end way of life.
A V: Was there a second that impressed the beginning of the corporate?
The Black Coffee Company: It all began in 2015 on a visit to the Motown Museum in Detroit, Michigan, the place we realized how Berry Gordy’s mother and father labored collectively to begin a self-sustaining household funding fund. This fund not solely supplied business start-up capital for all relations, but additionally supplied the funds Berry Gordy wanted to begin his Motown file label. For us, this was a divine second of inspiration. We started to pool our assets and realized every thing we may about investing in order that we may develop into a car for empowerment inside our personal neighborhood.
A V: Is there a mentor in your life who conjures up/conjures up you as an entrepreneur?
The Black Coffee Company: The late nice Nipsey Hussle was a driving drive in motivating the founding of the Black Coffee Company. His ardour for bettering his neighborhood and folks impressed us to work collectively to create an area the place we are able to thrive whereas being our unimaginable selves. Because of our late brother Nip, we perceive that we’re working a marathon, and thru the ups and downs, the marathon continues.
A V: What are your business targets for the remainder of the yr?
The Black Coffee Company: This yr we’re centered on rising our business each right here in Atlanta and in a metropolis close to you! Black Coffee Atlanta, our flagship espresso store at 1800 Jonesboro Rd, SE, Atlanta, GA 30315, is rising and thriving and we purpose to increase our attain by providing extra cell and supply choices. We are additionally working to allow our Black Coffee Houston household to mobilize with a espresso truck within the Houston space so we are able to increase our attain within the Houston space. As the yr attracts to a detailed, we’re actively planning our second annual Black Coffee Fest of 2023 to proceed to assist native entrepreneurs and supply assets for our neighborhood’s monetary schooling.
A V: Any recommendation for future business homeowners to make the leap?
The Black Coffee Company: Our recommendation to budding entrepreneurs is to belief the method, go at your personal tempo and by no means skip steps. If you skip steps, you will miss out on the dear classes you will be taught alongside the way in which.