If you’re always on the hunt for your next caffeine fix, listen up! Here are five Black-owned coffee shops + roasters that you need to try for your morning (or any time of the day) caffeinated beverage.
1. Rochelle’s Place
Center Point residents, this one’s for you! Rochelle’s Place opened earlier this year and serves up delicious coffee beverages and sweet drinks like lemonade with sweet cold foam on top.
Plus, this shop serves as a gathering place for those looking to socialize and meet. With WiFi, catering capacity and event rental space, this is the spot to be. Come find them by the Firestone in Center Point.
2. Trvl Love Coffee
Trvl Love Koffee is a local coffee roaster that serves up the best of the best. In addition to blends like Motherland, Aficionado and 841 Signature Blend, they also sell apparels and teas for those who don’t love the taste of coffee. Described as “your passport to the world”, this roaster also adds flavor to your life through their pop-ups where they serve specialty drinks.
Plus, big things are in the works for Trvl Love Koffee—stay tuned for more details.
3. Bizzare the Coffee Bar
This local spot has been a Birmingham favorite for awhile. Bizzare the Coffee Bar is special, due to the fact that this coffee shop ALSO serves alcohol, food and has live music every week. Because it’s a café by day and bar by night, it’s become quite a hangout spot for local patrons.
The team at Bizzare loves Wednesdays and host specials like Waffle Wednesday and Whiskey Wednesday, as well as karaoke. I mean, could you ask for a better night?
4. Dark Beauty Java
Dark Beauty Java is officially making its return on July 22, 2022, and we’re so excited to give it a try. All of their blends are 100% organic and showcase different flavors for the whole organic roasting experience.
5. Caliber Coffee
If you’re looking to support local, try Caliber Coffee! Although their blends are currently sold out, they are known to be bold—perfect for those night-shifters. Their blend, Night Shift, is a dark roast that’s perfect for just that.
Caliber is owned by a local law enforcement officer who chased his dreams over pots of coffee and gas station conversations. Be sure to support them through coffee and merch below.