Commonwealth Joe

When was the last time you explored a city near you? I’ve been feeling the need to explore more of Alexandria and Arlington, VA, particularly their coffee shops. I go to Starbucks and Dunkin more often because they’re the closest to me, so I like to visit other coffee shops when I can. On my…

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Guide: Black-owned Restaurants/Shops You Need to Try in Laurel, MD

Do you have a place in your area that’s your go-to for Black-owned businesses? In my travels for Black-owned businesses in Prince George’s County, I have found that a few of my favorites are located in Laurel, MD. I’m specifically talking about the the PG side–Laurel is in three different Maryland counties. Check out a…

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Bitty & Beau’s Coffee

There’s nothing like finding a company or brand with a story that pulls you in. It’s often something that makes me want to make trips often when it’s something I can get behind. Bitty & Beau’s Coffee is one of those places. A couple has four children, and two of them have Down syndrome. They…

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Vigilante Coffee: the Coffee Shop You Need to Try

There’s nothing like a neighborhood coffee shop. It’s so easy to make a Starbucks trip, but local coffee shops that connect with their community are the best. This is a simple way to describe Vigilante Coffee, a coffee shop based in Maryland. It was founded by Christopher Vigilante, and the mission is to uplift others…

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PJ’s Coffee: Who Doesn’t Love A Smooth Drink?

Tea has quickly become one of my favorite drinks, and I’ve increased how often I make coffee since the COVID shift began. I love making my own coffee, but I love grabbing some from a local coffee shop. One of my friend’s told me about one of the newest coffee shops in Bowie, Maryland: PJ’s Coffee.…

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