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  • Writer's pictureC. Aigner Ellis

Black-Owned Coffee Hits Store Shelves

Anye Elite reviews what some are calling the dusse of coffee.

Over the past few years, I like most ambitious adults have developed a coffee habit. The thing with habits is the more that you engage the more preferences that you develop. I've gone from Starbucks to Nespresso to Starbucks branded Nespresso pods. However, on my latest trip to the local Albertsons, I discovered a new brand called Blk and Bold. Talk about buzzword marketing I immediately pulled out my phone and googled the brand. Check out my review below:

Sure enough, Blk and Bold's black and brown packaging adorned with Basquiat-style crown was being aimed at the black professional crowd. The brand was founded by Pernell and Rod (pictured below) to turn "a daily ritual, enjoying a cup of coffee and tee, into a means of giving back." The coffee start-up pledged 5% of its profit to initiatives aligned to sustaining youth programming, enhancing workforce development, and eradicating poverty" according to the company's website.

Luckily you won't have to hunt down swap meets and farmer's markets to support black business. The coffee is available in over 5,500 locations across the country. Learn more about Blk and Bold at

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