Running a business is rewarding, but it’s even more of a blessing when it’s with your family.
Oct 19, 2022
Ghostface Killah’s coffee ventures are expanding. The Wu-Tang Clan rapper has gone from exclusively selling artisanal ground coffee online to opening Killah Koffee Shop in West Brighton, SILive reports.
May 12, 2022
What if you could transform a part of your everyday morning routine into a charitable act? This was the mission behind BLK & Bold, a Black-owned coffee company founded by Rod Johnson and Pernell Cezar. The childhood friends decided to venture into the billion-dollar industry to make each cup of joe count. Five percent of their business is donated to eradicating social issues, including youth homelessness and food deserts, according to Cuisine Noir . “We really wanted to find a way to impact that vulnerable demographic by doing something we do every day, which is enjoying a cup of coffee or tea,” Cezar said. “The vision of the brand goes back to amplifying contribution and awareness of how for-profit can be this engine for domestic impact.” Johnson and Cezar, whose previous careers involved higher education and retail merchandising, noticed a lack of representation in the coffee business. With the Des Moines-based startup, they hope to help educate Black consumers about the beverage,...
Mar 9, 2020