The Starbucks of Tea
Starbucks is a great purveyor of coffee, but no one is the great purveyor of tea. Black Momma Tea & Cafe wants to be that purveyor. We want the Black Momma brands to have a physical extension of our online success, just like Amazon started online and is now building stores.
We are starting to build our brick-and-mortar locations in New York and New Jersey, and want to start franchising after they're completed. Each cafe is meant to have a liquor license, so we won't just be serving tea.
Two Upcoming Locations
NY Location #1
One site is in a nice affluent community that already has a Starbucks down the block and a Dunkin Donuts on the same side of the street in the opposite direction. There are three high schools right nearby, plus a library, bowling alley, salon, car wash, and a variety of small businesses within this busy area. This site used to be an old Taco Bell, and we're going to acquire the building, demolish it, and construct a new building with a drive thru pole.
NY Location #2
The second location is within 12 miles of the first location. Black Momma Tea and Cafe will be in a 3,500 square foot leased space in a strip mall across the street from a university that has 9,200 students. It is also close to countless superstores including Home Depot, Target, Costco, as well as an amusement park and an airport.
Location 2 Description and Demographics
This potential lease is located on a section of Route 110 where the traffic exceeds 69,000 vehicles per day. The average household income within 5 miles of the property is over $120,000, and the surrounding population within 5 miles of the property is over 310,000 people. The property is located a few doors down from Adventureland Amusement Park and across the road from Farmingdale State College, a school with an enrollment of over 9,200 students, 600 of them being residents. The property is situated 2.5 miles South from the Long Island Expressway and 2.5 miles North from the Republic Airport. The immediate surrounding area is the primarily retail with area tenants such as Costco, BJ's Wholesale, Wal-Mart, Wendy's, Chipotle, Hooters, Houlihans, Chili's, Starbucks Coffee, United Artists Theatres, Home Depot, Lowe's, Staples, Stew Leonard's, TD Bank, Target, and more.
What You'll Find in Black Momma's Tea Cafes
BMTCs will serve tea, beverages, and other products made with Black Momma's ingredients, including Rumchata, chai tea zucchini bread, Hibiscus muffins, vegan organic donuts, and chocolate truffles infused with Black Momma vodka. Vanessa has already commissioned local shops to produce products for the BM Tea Cafe.
Donuts made with BM Agave
Made with BM Agave
BM Silk Tea Bags
Corn Krush Dessert
Chai Tea Cookies
BM Sour Sop & 3 Some chocolates
Vanessa is Also Bringing her Popular Products to the Storefronts
Vanessa has a successful e-commerce business selling vodka, teas, and agave on her website, Amazon, eBay, Overstock, Etsy, Walmart, Rakuten, and others. Her products currently have 26,000 customers and totaled $2.5 million in online sales last year. In addition to supplying the new cafes with her existing manufacturing business using cost plus pricing, Vanessa will also be transferring the e-commerce business over to the Black Momma Tea Cafe business.
Agave & Syrups
Loose Leaf Teas
Find her products on Amazon in the US, UK, and Hong Kong, and on eBay, Overstock, Etsy, Thrive, Tanga, Walmart, Buy Black, Rakuten, General Services Administration (GSA), and many others. Find Vanessa's products on the Home Shopping Network soon!
Celebrities Love Black Momma products, including
Celebrity Chef Curtis Stone
Vince Brown, SD Chargers
Jada Pinkett Smith
Trina and Toni Braxton
Steve Bellone honors BM Vodka
Who is Vanessa Braxton?
Vanessa is a retired Structural Engineer who has 20 years of experience in construction and engineering. She used to manage $350 million annual budgets for construction contracts and projects.
Vanessa built her first franchise Burger King 22 years ago, then a Red's restaurant in Manhattan, and also built her own small business that was later acquired.
Black Momma Liquor started as a dream to leave behind a legacy for her kids. The tea transition stemmed from her desire to eliminate chemical additives in her vodkas -- she then sourced tons of tea and decided to sell the rest. Vanessa opened up a crowdfunding campaign after numerous Black Momma fans inquired about investing in their favorite products.
Vanessa still rolls up her sleeves and gets her hand dirty at her manufacturing facility.