From: chicago.eater.com Workers at Colectivo Coffee’s Chicago cafes have begun
From: marshallnewsmessenger.com Jackie Starr, co-owner of the new coffee shop
From: jsonline.com In an announcement Thursday night, the Milwaukee-based coffee
Before the pandemic, we had over 60 employees. We had, you know, some of the top tier tech companies as our clients and had six coffee shops. March hit and the coronavirus first started sending people home. First thing happened was our coffee accounts, our office accounts, closed down. And then we closed down all of our coffee shops. All six of them.
Making matters worse, Carolan says they weren’t able to get loans through the Paycheck Protection Program or the Small Business Administration. Carolan says while business has started to pick back up, it’s nowhere near where it was pre-pandemic. And now this cafe is among the many businesses struggling to survive.
Before coronavirus hit, the UK had a thriving coffee shop culture, with around 26,000 coffee shops across the country. But by the end of March 2020 many coffee shops were closed, or only open for takeaway. Up to 92% of coffee shops are estimated to have closed at some point during the lockdown, as it was not viable, or possible, to continue on a purely takeaway basis.
Caitlin Hemphill is one of the owners of Two Strokes Coffee and Cyclemaster Coffee. When so many businesses are on the verge of shutting down, she is trying to expand with new locations in Kenton and St. Johns.
People come for the community and out-of-the-box approach. Coffees are “Mexican-style, but with a twist.” Teas have roots in the borderlands. There are a few Indigenous touches that Martinez-Chavez, Akimel O’odham and Xicana, plans to expand and magnify soon.
Chains including McDonald’s, Starbucks, and Dunkin’ reported over the last week that breakfast sales are continuing to slump, even as sales through the rest of the day have improved during the coronavirus pandemic.
Enter a new age, where many of us are making our coffee at home. While there are perks to this—saving money, sipping from your favorite mug every day—dealing with the leftover coffee grinds can be a hassle, and the pileup in your trash can can feel incredibly wasteful.