The Most Frustrating Part About Running A Coffee Shop


They may SEEM cozy and comfortable — a chill spot for a community to gather, sip a hot beverage, and get some things done (or kill time on someone else’s WiFi). And when done well, the vibe a dope coffee shop creates seems effortless. But what goes on behind the counter is another story. This stuff takes WORK.

Four friends and graduates from Howard University quickly discover these ups and downs after they open one of the few black-owned coffee shops in the nation’s capital. Malcolm, the level-headed voice of reason; Anthony, the die-hard coffee connoisseur; Travis, a local juice vendor who keeps popping by; and Beachum, the shop’s penny-pinching manager all try to grow their fledgling little operation from ‘just another’ coffeehouse to something of a powerhouse.

First step on that journey? Keeping the doors open despite the headaches, surprises, and pitfalls that go hand-in-hand with running a business around hot bean water, not to mention contending with their own outrageous arguments.


Directed By
George Khouri
Joshua Triplett
Boomer Mobley
Kevin Kimmel

Written By
George Khouri
Joshua Triplett
Boomer Mobley
Kevin Kimmel
Dwayne Colbert

James Risolo

Executive Producer
Black Coffee The Series LLC
Joshua Triplett
George Khouri
Boomer Mobley
Kevin Kimmel

Executive Producer
Chris Michael

Executive Producer
David Saint

Reggie “COUZ” Cousar as Anthony
Jean Robert “Splack” Toussaint as Travis
Iman Crosson as Malcolm
Jennah Brittany as Crystal
Joshua Triplett as Beachum

Director of Photography

Sean Conte

Production Designer

Elaine Carey

Edited by
Kat Parlardy
Kati Skelton

Patrick Stone

Costume Designer
Emily Ting

Casting Director
Riley Hamilton

Wardrobe Assistant
Sam Muglia

Collin Lapinsky

Assistant Editor
Jeremiah Williams

Color Correction by
Jeremiah Williams

Post-Production Sound Mixing

Sound Mixer
Ryan Agostino

Boom Operator
Michael Alaynick

1st Assistant Director
Bryan Lake

2nd Assistant Director
Richard Dalton

Script Supervisor
Michael Hadge

Production Coordinator
Ronnie Deszie

Production Assistant
Charlie Thomas

Production Assistant
Andrew Johnson

Production Assistant
Carlynn De Joya

HMU Supervisor
Michelle Diaz

HMU Assistant
Roxy McDanel

Set Decorator / Propmaker
Shannon Pollak

Set Dresser / Shopper
Sarah Lew

Set Dresser / Swing
Theo Cohn

Set Dresser / Swing
Brendan Sheley

Set Dresser / Swing
Nick “Spooky” Logie

B/Cam Operator
Austin Puckett

1st Assistant Camera
Tevin Teixeira

Set Dresser / Swing
Zach Miller

2nd Assistant Camera
Stevie Murrell

Samantha Villegas

Anthony Stivale

Key Grip
Philip Collins

BB Electric
Callum Barrass

SVP, Physical Production
Jim Ziegler

BB Grip
Sean McQueen

Mgr. Physical Production
Carly Reeve

Nick Herman

Published at Tue, 29 Oct 2019 14:02:17 +0000