Posted February 02, 2019 09:29:50 Black coffee shops are back in Detroit.
In a move that’s likely to shock people who grew up in the city’s gritty past, some stores are getting their own coffee shops.
There’s a new coffee shop opening at the corner of Michigan and Monroe, the new Coffee and Tea and Black Coffee Shop is located just a few blocks away from where the historic Black Panther Party headquarters once stood.
The new shop is the brainchild of longtime hipster coffee-shop owner Mark Breen.
It opened in April with Breen’s sister, who has been running it for nearly 20 years, serving the neighborhood’s African-American community.
“I’ve been trying to bring more diversity to the neighborhood, and there’s a lot of African-Americans that don’t have coffee shops in their area,” Breen told me over the phone.
“And this was the perfect opportunity for me to bring a coffee shop to the community that had not been represented.”
The first black coffee shop in Detroit is located in the area just north of where the original Black Panther Headquarters once stood, but Breen said he’s excited about opening the store in a community that is often overlooked in the coffee scene.
The owner said his shop serves up a range of coffee, espresso and cappuccinos, as well as local and seasonal beverages.
“If you’re into craft beer, you’re in the right place,” Brenner said.
“We’re a coffee house first, but we’re also a tea house.”
Breen told The American Conservatives that the coffee shop will serve up both fresh and cold brew, along with a full menu of snacks and sandwiches.
It will also have a patio and rooftop deck, a lounge with private seating and more.
The shop will offer more than a dozen different coffees and caffés, including the new Kona Coffee Roasters Black Tea and Coffee Stout, which will feature espresso, dark chocolate, honey and ginger.
It is slated to open in the fall of 2019.
The coffee shop is being named the Black Coffee Beanie by Black Coffee Roaster owner and co-owner of Black Coffee Beans Daniele D’Amato.
The coffee shop also will feature a selection of handcrafted crafts from the local Detroit artisans.
The owners hope to open a third shop in the future.
The Black Coffee Coffee Shop has been opening in the neighborhood since early 2016.
It originally was a small, indoor space, but recently has become a full-blown, outdoor space.
The building has been renovated and is now fully functional.
The kitchen and kitchenettes are still in the kitchen.
The space has been fully occupied by a couple dozen customers.
“It’s been amazing,” Breden told The Americans.
“People are really excited.
It’s been a really good experience for the people in the community.
It has been really helpful for the community.”
The owners said the opening is part of an ongoing effort to change the culture in the African- American community in Detroit, which is often overshadowed by hipster cafes.
Breen, who was born in Nigeria and grew up on the west side of Detroit, said the hipster culture in Detroit has been “disproportionately represented in the craft coffee scene” for years.
Bredens goal is to create a new African-America coffee scene that is both diverse and friendly to everyone.
The owners hope that the Black coffee shop opens in a neighborhood that is sometimes overlooked in hipster-centric hipster bars and restaurants.
The hipster trend is not only for hipsters, but it’s also for everyone, and the owners hope it’ll be a community-building initiative.
The business has been in the works for a few years, Breen added, adding that the owners are open to expanding it further.
The Black Coffee beans will be roasted at the new shop and then packaged for distribution, he said.
It’ll be available in the store as well, and more locations are on the way.
“I’m hoping it’s something that will really go viral, because people will really get behind this,” Bdeden said.
Breen said his family has owned a coffeehouse in Detroit for more than 30 years, and said he wants to help revitalize the community by bringing back the old coffee house.
“There are a lot more hipster people in Detroit now than there used to be, but the hipsters are so overrepresented in hipsters coffee houses, and I think it’s a great opportunity for them to have a place where they can have a safe place to meet and have a conversation and make some friends,” Brieden said, adding he hopes the neighborhood will embrace the new venture.