I have not been blogging as much as I promised at the beginning of the year. I apologize but I thought I would give you an update on my progress with the business and me. I have mentioned before that I am getting my MBA. The class that I am taking now is a lot of writing so when I am done with school work I honestly don’t feel like writing. My job has also changed how we work and I am in front of the computer more and in my car a lot more which has been an adjustment. … Continue reading I am Back!
With 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. Dovecote 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 is 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 … Continue reading Black Owned Coffee Shops
Erin’s has found her own favorite coffee shop now. She loves 3 bean coffee which is located downtown Baltimore. 3 bean is located right across from Rash field in the inner harbor. We have been here twice. The first time we went was last summer and she has been asking to go back. They have an area with toys, a small space for kids to play and a chalkboard door for kids to write on. I think she really likes them because they have toys. But I like them because they have good coffee. During our first visit, they had … Continue reading 3 Beans Coffee
Last weekend coffee Fest was in town at the convention center. Coffee Fest is a trade show for coffee companies. There was a booth for any and everything you would want or need at a coffee shop. I have been following this trade show for over a year now. Each year they host 3 coffee fests in 3 different cities. I wanted to go last year but I didn’t plan properly. I wanted to go to Coffee Fest Chicago. I have a love or maybe an obsession with Chicago, but unfortunately, I wasn’t able to go. Coffee fest lasts … Continue reading Coffee Fest Show
I have been seeing the word matcha and pictures of a green drink on all the coffee websites. I stop in Starbucks the other day and decided to try Matcha. I ask the cashier he cashier what he thought of the drink and he told me that it was okay but he didn’t love it. I decided to try the hot Matcha Latte. I took a sip of it and I did not like it. It wasn’t nasty but it wasn’t good either. I decided to keep the drink and finish it to get the true taste of it. It … Continue reading What is this Green stuff everyone is drinking?
I drink a lot of coffee so I have a lot of coffee grounds. I mainly throw them in the trash or put them down the drain. But lately, I have been thinking about using them for a little self-care time. I always see DIY uses for coffee grounds on Pinterest. So, I decided to look at a few different ways to use coffee grounds for health and beauty. Coffee scrub– Coffee scrubbed is so beneficial to the skin. One of the main benefits of coffee scrubs is antioxidants, which helps with anti-aging. Other benefits also help with anti-inflammatory, skin … Continue reading Self Care
While I was in Frederick visiting the tea shop, I had to go to a coffee shop. As we were about to leave Frederick I spotted a coffee shop. It was called Frederick coffee and company which is also located in downtown Frederick like the tea shop. I road past the coffee shop at first but I had remembered I hadn’t had coffee all day and it was around 4 pm. So, after about 5 min and trying figure how to get back to the coffee shop I arrived. I really didn’t want the day to go past without having … Continue reading Bad Influence
Over the past few weeks, I have to reach out to distributors for pricing. To complete my business plan I have to do a balance sheet to show projected expenses, cost, revenue and most importantly when the bank will get their money back. So, I have been calling and visiting potential distributors to get a sense of price and most importantly customer service. I have called places and when I tell them that I am doing pricing their whole attitude change. Those are the company that I will not work with. I spoke to a coffee company and they did … Continue reading Thinking of Master plan
This weekend I asked one of my girlfriends, Marlene, to go with me to a tea shop. As much as I love coffee I actually drink more tea. I mainly drink black Lipton tea but I want to sell loose leaf tea at my shop so I have been trying to find good places to purchase tea from. But Marlene is a tea is a lover so, I need her to go with me. This is the first place that I decided to check out, which was recommended by my score mentor; Voila tea shop in Frederick. I looked it … Continue reading Tea Time!
I love the idea of being an at-home Barista so I decided I was going teach my self how to make espresso drinks at home. I feel like YouTube can teach you anything you want to know. So, I began looking for an espresso machine online. Some of the really nice once are around $200. I was so shocked that they were so expensive. I have no problem investing in my business but that a little too expensive for me to spend on a coffee maker for my home. Also, I don’t even have the counter space to put one. … Continue reading Waste of Time and Money