A Bold Journey to Where Specialty Coffee Meets Community Impact

#STEEPEDhacks: Hump Day

#STEEPEDhacks: Hump Day

Steeped Coffee IS a hack when you think about it. It eliminates barriers that otherwise exist in spaces where having a decent cup of coffee would be ideal. In the hotel room, at the *mandatory* PTA conference, visiting in-laws for the holidays. Hearken (yep, hearken) back to every instance where you were forced to unwillingly compromise on time or quality or both. Waiting for a trash cup of coffee? Say it with me: “Ain’t nobody got time fa’dat.” Now, you don’t have to concede on any preference because we don’t like unnecessary inconvenience either. Birthed from that was the notion...

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BLK & Bold x Steeped Partnership

BLK & Bold x Steeped Partnership

The rebrand has been full of surprises. Some we can discuss immediately, others, we have to hold close to the vest for now. Can’t spill the beans just yet (Editor’s Note: I promise that’s the first and last bad product pun.) As we grow into what we call “an innovation hub of coffee and tea-based beverages”, we look forward to hearing what you think about our first significant step in that direction. New Product Introduction - No Compromise Single Serve Steeped Coffee Bags BLK & Bold is excited to introduce our partnership with Steeped Coffee to package our in-house roasted...

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The Gold Key

The Gold Key

It’s been nine months since we opened the virtual doors to BLK & Bold Specialty Beverages. Much can transpire in that amount of time. Full term pregnancies. A “year” of college. (Never quite understood this math but I’m not one to judge as it took me five to finish undergrad. I digress.) And as one can imagine with operating a small business, you can lose sight within the day-to-day. So this is us stopping to smell the flowers. Quick recap: June 2018 BLK & Bold opens for business Aug 2018 Pledged support and resources to educational programming via Boys & Girls Club of Central...

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The Rat Race

The Rat Race

November 18, 2018: The Rat Race. Commuter Traffic. TGIF. Happy Hours. Each is directly correlated with the traditional means of making a living and equally give a 9-5 a bad name. “Thank God, it’s Friday” as in “damn, I’m so glad to not be at work anymore for at least a couple days.” A quick Google search casually defines “the Rat Race” as a way of life in which people are caught up in a fiercely competitive struggle for wealth or power; an exhausting, usually competitive routine. Gotta love the subtext. That’s where the gems are. It’s like Pam Grier (1) in “Foxy Brown": Don’t...

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