Starbucks Controversy Gives Local Coffee Shop Sales Boast
Style Magazine Newswire | 4/27/2018, 8:45 a.m.
A local coffee shop is seeing an unprecedented spike in business, as controversy surrounding Starbucks, brings customers to their doorstep. Orgena Keener operates Kaffeine Coffee in the Third Ward and was pleasantly surprised to see just how many new visitors decided to give her shop a try. Two black men were arrested in a Starbucks shop in Philadelphia, after an employee called police to complain that the men were trespassing. Outrage sparked online spilled out into the streets once cell phone video of the incident went viral. Since then, people around the country have called for everyone to boycott Starbucks and it’s led to more options being discovered. Kaffeine Coffee is more than just another option. They’re black-owned and black-operated, which if you ask customers they’ll tell you it played a role in why they chose to spend their money here.