12 Black-Owned Coffee Brands To Shop Right Now

If you, like so many Americans, drink a cup of coffee — or a few cups of coffee — every single day, the money you put towards brewing it up can make a big impact. During a time when so many of us are re-evaluating how we can best support the Black Lives Matter Movement, the realization that our regular coffee purchases could make a positive change is an important one. Switching from beans sold by big brands like Folgers or Starbucks and redirecting funds toward Black-owned businesses is a no-brainer, especially since there are so many great Black-owned coffee brands hailing from cities all across the country.

To make the switch from buying mass-produced coffee products from big corporations to purchasing from Black-owned companies even easier, we've rounded up 12 different brands worth checking out. Ahead, you can shop them all.


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Circadian Coffee

This small-batch roasting company is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. The company's primary focus is to showcase coffee varietals from smaller, lesser-known farms. If you're in the Indianapolis area, you can stop by Circadian Coffee for gallons of cold brew, 96-oz hot coffee to-go boxes, and bags of beans, or you can find Circadian Coffee in select local cafes. However, those who don't live nearby can order Circadian's offerings online.

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Circadian Coffee Papua New Guinea Tumbuna$15.00 Buy

BD Imports

Founded in 1999 by Patrick and Phyllis Johnson, BD Imports' mission is to supply customers with high quality, specialty-grade coffee sourced sustainably and with gender equality at its foundation. Right now, it's offering coffee pods in bold and decaf, with a wider selection coming in late July.

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BD Imports Bold Blend Coffee Pods$14.50 $11.95 Buy

Black Acres Roastery

An artisan coffee roaster located in the Highlandtown district of Baltimore, Black Acres uses ethically-sourced beans from around the world to curate unique flavor profiles. Place bean orders online, or if you're in the Baltimore area, get cold brew delivered to your office, cafe, or restaurant. Big coffee fans can join the B.A.R. Coffee Club to get regular bean shipments. As an added bonus, Black Acres Roastery's website provides detailed instructions on how to brew coffee with multiple methods.

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Black Acres Roastery Seya Blend$13.00 Buy

Boon Boona Coffee

Boon Boona Coffee aims to be "the bridge between African specialty coffee and you." Efrem Fesaha was prompted to start a company with this mission because he noticed that Seattle's East African community, for whom unroasted green coffee is a staple, struggled to find quality and consistency in their coffee. Boon Boona sources high-quality coffee from farmers across many African nations. In doing this, it has developed lasting relationships with these farms and supports the sustainability of their crops. Sign up for the company's monthly coffee subscription program or buy single bags of beans, both roasted and unroasted.

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Boon Boona Coffee Roasted Coffee (Monthly Subscription)$34.00 Buy

Dope Coffee

Dope Coffee is on a mission to show that "premium coffee and Black culture go hand in hand." Michael Loyd, the company's founder and CEO, aims to create special products inspired by Black culture for the culture and anyone else who wants to partake. The bags of coffee come in both standard and unique flavors. The brand also sells coffee-infused products like coffee-infused syrup, coffee-infused beard and scalp serum, and coffee face and body scrub.

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Dope Coffee Pleasure Pack$20.00 Buy

Red Bay Coffee Roasters

Oakland-based Red Bay Coffee was founded in 2014 by Keba Konte, an artist and food entrepreneur. Its mission is not only to bring people sustainably-sourced, high-quality coffee but also to be a vehicle for diversity, inclusion, social and economic restoration, entrepreneurship, and environmental sustainability. The company is committed to hiring and serving people of all backgrounds, especially people of color, the formerly incarcerated, women, and people with disabilities. On the Red Bay Coffee website, you can purchase coffee, drinkware, brew gear, coffee storage solutions, accessories, and more. You can also sign up for the company's coffee subscription service.

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Red Bay Coffee Slow Burn$19.00 Buy

BLK & Bold Coffee

By drinking BLK & Bold Coffee, you'll not only be supporting a Black-owned business, you'll also be helping to sustain youth programming, enhance workforce development, and eradicate youth homelessness. Pernell and Rod, the BLK & Bold founders, pledge that five percent of the company's profits go to initiatives aligned with aiding at-risk youth. In addition to all sorts of different coffees, this brand also offers a variety of teas, accessories, and a coffee and tea subscription service.

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BLK & Bold Rise & GRND - Coffee Blend, Medium Roast$14.00 Buy

Sailor's Brew Coffee

Sailor's Brew Coffee is invested in emphasizing the natural deliciousness of coffee. Its offerings don't mask the beans' true essence with added flavors. All of its coffees are single origin, and most of them are derived from organic coffee cherries. The reviews of Sailor's Brew products speak for themselves. Buy beans, drinkware, coffee storage, and more on the brand's website.

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Sailor's Brew Coffee North Star$19.99 Buy

Not So Urban Coffee & Roastery

Not So Urban Coffee & Roastery is a Charleston, South Carolina-based small-batch micro-roaster that specializes in responsibly, ethically, and sustainably sourced coffee from Africa, South America, Central America, and Asia. The roastery ships its beans worldwide and every batch shipped within 3-5 days of purchase. In addition to being able to order coffee on the Not So Urban Coffee & Roastery website, you can also learn how to properly brew the coffee once it arrives at your door with the brand's online brewing guide.

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Not So Urban Coffee & Roastery Makossa (Dance) Burundi$12.50 Buy

INI Sips

INI Sips is a veteran and family-owned coffee and tea company based in New Britain, Connecticut. It specializes in premium organic, direct trade coffee and flavorful blends of loose leaf tea. Right now, the INI Sips website has over 15 beautiful tea varieties, including matcha and yerba mate, a few coffee varieties, drinkware, and honey. Order online or schedule curbside pickup if you're in the area.

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INI Sips Roll Call Coffee (Certified Organic)$12.00 Buy

Brickhouse Gourmet Coffee & Tea Co.

Akera Sellers founded Brickhouse Gourmet Coffee & Tea Co. with the goal of getting fresh products directly to customers' homes. The company's coffee selection includes Unique Blends, Single-Origins, Organic, and Flavored. Each option is available in Whole Bean, French Pressed, Slow Drip, and Espresso grind modes. Tea options include Herbal, Tisane, Flavored, and Loose Leaf. Shop this wide variety as well as accessories now.

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Brickhouse Gourmet Coffee & Tea Co. Summer Blend (Medium)$8.49 Buy

Historic Noir Coffee Group

Atlanta-based Historic Noir Coffee Group was started by Ricardo Richardson, who wanted to make an imprint on a U.S. industry where minority ownership and participation is under-represented. Richardson recruited his childhood friends, Deron Moreman and Chris Brown, to partner with him in creating Historic Noir Coffee Group. The company's primary coffee blends are named after the areas where they grew up, West End, Fourth Ward, and Decatur. Their flavor profiles are a combination of various beans from different countries.

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Historic Noir Coffee Group Whole Bean Coffee - Decatur Blend$13.99 Buy
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