Hello world! I have enjoyed searching DC for the best of the best, and I have found some real gems. At Emissary I had a Mint Mojito Iced Coffee. It was minty and delicious, and the closest thing I’ll be having to a mojito until my 21st birthday in a month! I loved the vibe in the place, and could feel the good energy. There are so many things I love about coffee shops, but my favorite is the community that is built.

For one of my classes I interviewed an entrepreneur to see what its like building a business from the ground up. When talking to my classmates about their projects, I learned about so many amazing black owned businesses in the DC area. People of color have been denied access to property and money for centuries, so I think it is super inspiring to see so many men and women of color own businesses.

I have compiled a list of some black owned businesses. Support them and show them some love! It takes quite a lot to be an entrepreneur.

  • Calabash Tea Bar, 1847 7th St NW
  • Here’s The Scoop!, 2824 Georgia Ave NW
  • The Spice Suite, 6902 4th St NW
  • Ben’s Chilli Bowl, 1213 U St NW
  • Khepera Wellness, 100 Michigan Ave NE
  • Coffy Cafe, 3310 14th St NW
  • Puddin’, 1309 5th St NE
  • Lettie Gooch, 1921 8th St NW #110

This isn’t all the black owned businesses in DC, but its a list to get you started. We must support each other, or no one will.

Let’s Get Grounded!

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