Filmed, interviewed, edited & shared by LaRon Batchelor.

Island Pops @ #CoffeeUpliftsPeople PopUps @Brooklyn Roasting Company: Tuesdays 7am-7pm, 9/1-11/3

Khalid Hamid and his wife, Shelly, created Island Pops in Crown Heights, Brooklyn five years ago. Both came from Trinidad, and it was Shelly’s craving for the flavors of her homeland that inspired them to open this family business. “We saw the need for the island experience, the island authenticity,” Khalid said. “Flavors like guava, sorrel, passion-fruit, coconut, mango.” #CoffeeUpliftsPeople (C.U.P.) will exist as a campaign in conjunction with thru October with an intended brand launch (Website, tagline, etc ) for early November. C.U.P. Will produce 10 PopUp events @ BRC locations promoting a different Black-owned Brooklyn small business every Tuesday from Sept 1 -November 3, 7am – 7PM. Island Pops PopUp will be this Tuesday, Sept 8th. PopUps will be @ Brooklyn Roasting Company cafe Locations: • 45 Washington St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 • 200 Flushing Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205

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