Invited Coffee was founded with a singular mission in mind -- a mission to bring quality coffee and independent coffee shops to urban communities, who often don't have them, while maintaining a connection to the ethnic roots of the world where coffee is grown. Invited Coffee wants to reclaim coffee culture as a public good, instead of a tool to mark social status for upper class communities or a harbinger to gentrification.
We noticed that coffee culture in the surrounding urban communities of Newark, East Orange and Irvington, NJ was being underserved by the major coffee companies, and ignored by speciality coffee roasters nearby. We wanted to serve our community quality coffee while celebrating the ethnic connection to coffee origins they often have. We are currently operating online and hope to expand to our own shop soon.