Black Owned Coffee Shops

support-black-businessWith everything going on with Starbucks I wanted to go back and revisit this post. Here are local black owner coffee shops in the Baltimore are.


The first coffee shop that I want to recognize is Dovecote. Dovecote is located at 2501 Madison Ave, Baltimore MD 21217. What I love about this coffee shop is what they do for the community. Dovecote is all about uplifting the community around them. Their motto Dovecote_exterior_michelle_johnson_08-1200x800is community first and coffee shop second. They are a great job of sticking to this. I have had the pleasure of meeting both owners and they are both really nice and genuine people. Dovecote also has many events to showcase local talent. This coffee shop also helps to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to a community that has been a food desert for years. They also have the best sticky buns I have ever tasted. If you are ever in this area please stop past get some coffee and food, while helping to uplift a community.

Peace and a cup a Joe
If you have been following me for a while I did a whole blog on this coffee shop. Peace and a cup of joe is a great place to have breakfast or lunch. The kitchen is small but the flavor is big. I have been here a few times and also got a chance to eat the owner. I had apacj


brief conversation with him while was whipping off tables and making sure his business was in a condition that lived up to his standards. Theshopsy have two levels for the customer to sit down. I have been too lazy to actually o up steps. During my visit, I was able to work and eat in a comfortable environment. If your downtown stop in peace and a cup of joe and the coffee and food

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Koffee Therapy
Koffee therapy is another coffee shop that I have written about before. I was there earlier this week and found out they are planning to make some changes to the place. I am looking forward to seeing what is next for this amazing place. The staff is super helpful and friendly. Koffee therapy is located in Mt. Vernon on 6 E Franklin St, Baltimore, MD 21202. To find out more about this place go to my previous blog titled my favorite coffee shop.

More Than Javamtj
More than Java is located on Main street in Laurel, Md. It is the only local coffee shop that I know in that area. This is the only coffee shop in the area where I am able to get southern pecan coffee. They offer coffee flavors that are not normally found in other coffee shops. Like the chocolate cherry coffee, which is amazing by the way. I have also had the pleasure of meeting the owner of the coffee shop too. She is very sweet and always has a smile on her face. She takes pride in her business. She also makes all the desserts. Her pumpkin cheesecake is to die for. When in laurel go check out this hidden gem in downtown Laurel. I promise you won’t be disappointed in the coffee, food or desserts.

Moche Box
Moche Box in a Maryland based coffee roastery. I have followed Moche Box for about a year on Instagram. I have not had the pleasure to actually try their coffee at one of there pop up shops or order their coffee subscription but I will very soon. I have reached out to them about being the coffee distributor for my coffee shop. We never finalized anything but the staff was helpful and attentive. If you have had their coffee please let me know what you think. If you haven’t please join me in supporting a black own roastery. To find out more about them please visit their website www.mochabox.commocha

I know that there are other black owner coffee shops and roaster out there but I don’t know where. If you know of any please let me know so I can visit them and share them with my fellow coffee lovers. I am always looking for a new coffee shop.

Natay J


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