Even if you’re used—and loyal—to a particular coffee chain, it can be nice to expand your horizons and try a local, independent coffee shop. And while you’re at it, why not make it a Black-owned business? If you’re looking for a new place to grab a coffee or tea in your area (or know where to go when you eventually travel again), here’s a few of the many Black-owned coffee shops across the country.
Not only does this Windy City mini-chain have certified fair trade coffee from around the world, there’s also a wide selection of teas, mochas, lattes and blended drinks. There are four locations in Southside Chicago in Bronzeville, Hyde Park, Rosenwald and SouthLoop.
Venture North isn’t just a coffee shop: It’s a bike shop, too. If that weren’t enough, it’s also a nonprofit that helps empower youth