Seeking Solutions: Charlotte Area Coffeehouse Creates Special Blend to Help Saint Augustine’s University

Marcia Cox, a senior in college, decided to pursue entrepreneurship after graduating from North Carolina A&T State University. She started Kaldi’s Coffeehouse and Roastery in January, aiming to help underrepresented Black women in the Black community. Cox created the St. Augustine’s University-inspired 1867 blend, with 30% of sales going directly to the school’s Falcon Pride initiative fundraising campaign. Since the last check, the company has shipped to California and New York, with over 40 orders placed so far.

Cox aims to continue raising awareness about HBCUs while perfecting the right blend. She hopes to be able to price match donations based on the amount raised, with the more money the better. She plans to attend farmers markets and events and hopes to open her first shop soon.

Cox’s passion for coffee and roasting led her to decide not to go to law school and instead pursue entrepreneurship. She believes that HBCUs should be recognized for their contributions to the community and that her passion for coffee can be a valuable tool in helping them overcome financial and accreditation challenges.

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