The incident of two black men recently arrested for doing just what about anyone at one time or another has done at Starbuck’s—sit and wait to meet an acquaintance—resulted in mass outrage. Many expressed indignation over young black men, again, subjected to mistreatment in yet another situation that can be delicately and sardonically described as racially insensitive over-policing.
Despite the news that Starbucks will close all of its company-owned stores on the afternoon of May 29 for racial-bias education day, many black and brown people are seeking alternatives to Starbucks. Particularly, alternatives that are owned by black and brown people.
Here are 60 black-owned alternatives to Starbucks:
Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books – Germantown, Pennsylvania
Watts Coffee House – South L.A.
Stellar Coffee – Portland, Oregon
Red Bay Coffee – Oakland
Trill Tea – online
Serengeti Tea and Spices – online
Village Tea Co. – online
Sweet Unity Farms – online
Northwest Coffee Roasting Co. – St. Louis
The Commons – Detroit
The Narrow Way Cafe – Detroit
Detroit Sip – Detroit
Beyu Caffe – Durham, North Carolina
Plus, 47 more black-owned coffee shops, courtesy of ShoppeBlack.