By: Funny Or Die

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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 (Iman “Alphaat ‘ Crosson), the level-headed voice of reason; Anthony (Reggie “Couz ‘ Cousar), the die-hard coffee connoisseur; Travis (Jean Robert “Splack ‘ Toussaint), a local juice vendor who keeps popping by; and Beachum (Joshua Triplett), 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

Executive Producer
Joshua Triplett
George Khouri
Boomer Mobley
Kevin Kimmel

Executive Producer ‘
Chris Michael

Executive Producer ‘
David Saint

Based on the original pilot “Black Coffee ‘ by George Khouri

Main Cast
Reggie Couz (@reggiecouz) as Anthony
Jean Robert (@jeanrobert) as Travis
Iman Crosson (@alphacat) as Malcolm
Jennah Brittany (@missjaydmv) as Crystal
Joshua Triplett ‘(@jtripnation) as Beachum

Supporting Cast
Zack Kozlow as Michael
Ariana Sanchez as Latina Sabrina
Marlon Webb as Lettuce Wrap Larry

Dwayne Colbert as ‘Interviewee 1
Boomer Mobley as Interviewee 3
Tess Trotter as Interviewee 4
Tyson Prince as Interviewee 5

Principle Photography
Director of Photography – Miko Dannels ‘
1st AD – Miko Dannels
2nd AD – Malik McCrea
1st AC – Tom Funk
2nd AC – Kevin Pontrelli
Gaffer – Joel Stout
Key Grip – Matt Felly
BBE – Ben Bowen
BBG – Chaz Moore
Sound Mixer – Jake Voelzke
Production Assistant 1 – Tyson Prince
Production Assistant 2 – Cece Gardner
Hair & Makeup – Qiana Chase
Wardrobe – Marquita LopezBarber – Don Johnson
Set Photography – Jeremy David

Post Production ‘
Editor – Boomer Mobley ‘
Color Grade – Miko Dannels
Sound Design – Jake Voelzke
Original Music Composer – Johnny Thomas Jr. ‘

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