First Black-owned coffee shop opens in Montgomery

Montgomery’s Adams Avenue is steeped with history.

To that list, you can now add The Coffee House. It is the city’s first Black-owned coffee business.

Mrs. Hardmon, the owner, stated, “Having the terms “pioneer,” “trailblazer,” linked with my name, those adjectives have never followed or preceded my name, and it simply feels absolutely great.”

With so many state employees working downtown, Hardmon believed a coffee shop was necessary to assist them get their day started.

Regular and decaf coffee, as well as a CBD coffee that she claims is only available at The Coffee House, are on the menu. She stated that she wants each customer to feel at ease.

“We have a library. We have a vending machine with really interesting stuff, and all of our coffee is freshly made; we don’t go beyond that, and we do sell pastries,” Hardmon explained.

She expresses her gratitude for the love and support she has received from the city and its surrounding areas since her opening, and she wishes to be an inspiration to others.

“Just never give up; there will be hurdles, and there will be difficult moments, but greatness lies on the other side of fear.”

The Coffee House is located on 981 Adams Avenue, across from Adams Drugs, and is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. until noon.

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