Coffee Lab & Roasters officially opened in Dec. 2018 by BCBC Coffee Roasters.
Helen Kim was the general manager until May 2019 when she acquired the coffee shop. BCBC remains the owner of the in-house roastery and sole provider of beans for the shop.
In March 2020, our local government officials issued the first stay-at-home order that urged everyone to take precautionary measures to minimize the spread of COVID-19. As employees no longer felt safe to work, Helen asked her then-fiancé, Peter Moon, to help keep the shop afloat.
Following the brutal murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery (and too many others before them), we were compelled to contribute to solidarity groups and mutual aid efforts that sought to support and uplift marginalized lives. We held donation days once a month through the end of 2020 in which 100% of the day's sales and tips were donated directly to local organizations supporting these efforts. We remain solidified in our commitment to solidarity for BIPOC lives and those who have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19.
Our mission as a young, minority-owned business is to support our community in a sustainable manner just as our community supported us through difficult times.
Thank you for your support!
- Helen & Peter