February 19, 2022

Mia Moss and Joseph Landeros want to do more than sell coffee. They want their respective shops — Black Coffee and Casa Azul — to be a place of community and culture.

Their business models aren’t built on how many lattes they sell in a week, but what they bring to the neighborhoods they want to enrich.

Moss specifically wanted the east side of Fort Worth to have a coffee shop to call its own when she launched Black Coffee in November 2019. She wanted it in the neighborhood she grew up in and calls her own.

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