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Black-Ology: Raleigh Mother Kickstarts Her Own Black-Owned Coffee Business After Being Laid Off
When Lori Jones was laid off as the head chef for a sorority at the University of North Carolina, she took a leap of faith by creating her own coffee company: Black•Ology Coffee Company.
“Why not now? I have all this time, what can I do with this to make a valuable and go for the one dream I have which is to open a coffee shop,” Jones told ABC 11.
Black•Ology was created for coffee lovers from all walks of life.
“Our passion for coffee and the passion we exude for our selections is evident in our products,” a statement reads on its website. “Our assortment of bold, rich flavors come in different strengths and roasts, so there is sure to be something for everyone from the coffeeholic to those simply looking for a pick me up.”
Black•Ology Coffee is currently available online and Jones is working to make its way into brick and mortar stores. Her end goal is to have her own in a Black neighborhood where she can provide scholarships and grants to others wanting to open their own business.