Café X: By Any Beans Necessary

Café X: By Any Beans Necessary Black-owned, community coffee cooperative.

Operating as usual

At the end of the day, it's your connections to others that really matter. When our community shows us love, we get all ...
09/19/2021

At the end of the day, it's your connections to others that really matter. When our community shows us love, we get all melty inside.

@direhitmedia is WEARING that shirt AND drinking our Wildberry Tea💪🏾 find the shirt on our website, byanybeans.org.

And catch us every third Saturday at the City Heights Farmer's Market for that tea.

#coffeeholic #coffeeshop #coffee #teatime

At the end of the day, it's your connections to others that really matter. When our community shows us love, we get all melty inside.

@direhitmedia is WEARING that shirt AND drinking our Wildberry Tea💪🏾 find the shirt on our website, byanybeans.org.

And catch us every third Saturday at the City Heights Farmer's Market for that tea.

#coffeeholic #coffeeshop #coffee #teatime

Another #communitypartnership with @encinitas4equality Tomorrow we'll be serving delicious #tea and #coffee at their mon...
09/04/2021

Another #communitypartnership with @encinitas4equality Tomorrow we'll be serving delicious #tea and #coffee at their monthly The Cultural Marketplace.

There will also be an outdoor music festival happening all at the same time.

It's dope. Come thru!

#designers #performers #health #healing #artists

Another #communitypartnership with @encinitas4equality Tomorrow we'll be serving delicious #tea and #coffee at their monthly The Cultural Marketplace.

There will also be an outdoor music festival happening all at the same time.

It's dope. Come thru!

#designers #performers #health #healing #artists

Humbled by the support for our new house blend Café X Factor. We made this blend for everyday sipping with universal fla...
08/10/2021

Humbled by the support for our new house blend Café X Factor. We made this blend for everyday sipping with universal flavor notes for your enjoyment.

More orders shipping out soon 👏🏾

Order yours at byanybeans.org.

#coffee #onlineshopping #houseblend #homebrewing #caffeine #caffeinateandconquer
#buyblackowned

Humbled by the support for our new house blend Café X Factor. We made this blend for everyday sipping with universal flavor notes for your enjoyment.

More orders shipping out soon 👏🏾

Order yours at byanybeans.org.

#coffee #onlineshopping #houseblend #homebrewing #caffeine #caffeinateandconquer
#buyblackowned

Humbled by the support for our new house blend Café X Factor. We made this blend for everyday sipping with universal fla...
08/10/2021

Humbled by the support for our new house blend Café X Factor. We made this blend for everyday sipping with universal flavor notes for your enjoyment.

More orders shipping out soon 👏🏾

Order yours at byanybeans.org.

#coffee #onlineshopping #houseblend #homebrewing #caffeine #caffeinateandconquer
#buyblackowned

Humbled by the support for our new house blend Café X Factor. We made this blend for everyday sipping with universal flavor notes for your enjoyment.

More orders shipping out soon 👏🏾

Order yours at byanybeans.org.

#coffee #onlineshopping #houseblend #homebrewing #caffeine #caffeinateandconquer
#buyblackowned

We've been in a crisis state for too long.Pay Black women fairly. Pay Black women what they are worth. And we all win. I...
08/04/2021

We've been in a crisis state for too long.

Pay Black women fairly. Pay Black women what they are worth. And we all win. It really is that simple. #BlackWomensEqualPayDay
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We've been in a crisis state for too long.

Pay Black women fairly. Pay Black women what they are worth. And we all win. It really is that simple. #BlackWomensEqualPayDay
Reposted from @traceeellisross

So, we've been organizing. And your opinion matters. Fill out the survey link in bio. From the beginning, we've been inc...
07/30/2021

So, we've been organizing. And your opinion matters. Fill out the survey link in bio.

From the beginning, we've been incorporating your feedback into the conception of our brand. Do you remember the design charettes? The tastings? We made a promise to put y'all first and we meant it.

Do the thing and know your input will be incorporated into our upcoming projects. Lots of great work on the horizon.

#consistency #authenticity #coffeeshop #community #sandiegocoffee #cooperative #buildingblackwealth #blackownedbusiness #goodcoffee

So, we've been organizing. And your opinion matters. Fill out the survey link in bio.

From the beginning, we've been incorporating your feedback into the conception of our brand. Do you remember the design charettes? The tastings? We made a promise to put y'all first and we meant it.

Do the thing and know your input will be incorporated into our upcoming projects. Lots of great work on the horizon.

#consistency #authenticity #coffeeshop #community #sandiegocoffee #cooperative #buildingblackwealth #blackownedbusiness #goodcoffee

We like it hot. But we LOVE it cold. Pro tip: try our new X Factor house blend over ice 😉 You'll thank us later. #coffee...
07/04/2021

We like it hot. But we LOVE it cold.

Pro tip: try our new X Factor house blend over ice 😉

You'll thank us later.

#coffeeshop #buyblack #coffeelover #summervibes #sandiego #tea #blackownedbusiness #goodcoffeeissexy #icedcoffee

We like it hot. But we LOVE it cold.

Pro tip: try our new X Factor house blend over ice 😉

You'll thank us later.

#coffeeshop #buyblack #coffeelover #summervibes #sandiego #tea #blackownedbusiness #goodcoffeeissexy #icedcoffee

We are just loving the smell, the look, and the feel of it. Can't wait to ship her out! Big ups to everyone who's ordere...
06/26/2021

We are just loving the smell, the look, and the feel of it. Can't wait to ship her out!

Big ups to everyone who's ordered the X Factor blend!!
❤❤

We are just loving the smell, the look, and the feel of it. Can't wait to ship her out!

Big ups to everyone who's ordered the X Factor blend!!
❤❤

Though we recommend drinking it, you can really just buy the coffee to take glamor shots with it. No judgement 🤷🏾‍♀️🤷🏾‍♀...
06/21/2021

Though we recommend drinking it, you can really just buy the coffee to take glamor shots with it. No judgement 🤷🏾‍♀️🤷🏾‍♀️

We love to see it.

X Factor coffee blend is out now y'all. Go get it at byanybeans.org

Though we recommend drinking it, you can really just buy the coffee to take glamor shots with it. No judgement 🤷🏾‍♀️🤷🏾‍♀️

We love to see it.

X Factor coffee blend is out now y'all. Go get it at byanybeans.org

🚨 It's finally here 🚨Rounding out a long day of Juneteenth celebrations with the launch of our first blend of coffee. Me...
06/20/2021

🚨 It's finally here 🚨

Rounding out a long day of Juneteenth celebrations with the launch of our first blend of coffee. Meet the new house blend coffee: Café X Factor. Get it on our website, byanybeans.org.

This coffee is built to embrace the balance between dark and light. Sweet and smooth with delicious notes of soft tobacco in medium body and acidity level. The initial taste reflects dark berry, nutty chocolate, blueberry and vanilla undertones with a remarkably rich aroma and clean finish. This cup will leave you feeling balanced, satisfied, and ready to take the day.

We took our time with this one. In the midst of COVID, moving, selling out product, growing up, spiraling… There is so much Life in this bag. When you drink it, know there is love and thoughtfulness in every cup.

A chorus of thank you's:

@afrovisionz_creative for this photography, this was one of our favs
@greatgabesby for brewing this coffee even better than us
@shaneharrisnow for the brilliant name, creativity flows from you like water
@melaninmaqic & @lovleyme_1 for sharing your beautiful faces, modeling from H-T
@womenofcolor.roar for being one of our first teasers for the project

Cheers to many more bags of purposeful work!

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In full bloom...ain't coffee beautiful?Wait till' you see what we've been up to 🌼🎈
06/17/2021

In full bloom...ain't coffee beautiful?

Wait till' you see what we've been up to 🌼🎈

In full bloom...ain't coffee beautiful?

Wait till' you see what we've been up to 🌼🎈

Tune in a few to hear about one of our important community projects 😊This is near and dear to our Black women hearts. Se...
04/05/2021

Tune in a few to hear about one of our important community projects 😊

This is near and dear to our Black women hearts. See you soon!

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In just a few moments, we'll be going LIVE with Cynthia Ajani and Khea Pollard, the owners of Café X: By Any Beans Necessary , to discuss investing in Black Women leaders, giving through a lens of resilience, and more. Join our Facebook Live at 2 PM PT!

02/03/2021

We've been nominated for another award 😭. Thank you Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce for recognizing and supporting Black businesses.

These sorts of nominations are always so humbling for us as an organization. We'll see what happens with it, but winning really isn't the point.

We'll know we've won when we've nurtured and developed a table of future leaders.

When cooperatively run businesses like ours are seen as valuable contributors to an equitable economy.

When Black people and people of color own their intellectual capital and their labor.

Know we are always WORKING, and your support is felt from all over. And we get all tingly thinking about it.

Love,
Cafe X: By Any Beans Necessary

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01/09/2021

We're on a podcast ❤ had a really good time commisurating with a fellow small business owner, talking past and future. Check it out on
Spotify and Apple Podcasts:

Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/small-biz-gone-viral/id1516307553#episodeGuid=smallbizgoneviral.podbean.com%2F37fbf55f-75d2-3545-974f-f1530fac0e13

Spotify URL: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0sd31QWKmCEMRKCVcUApK9?si=mRW0IYSCSqi2ZOytqdlmDA

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Happy Kwanzaa!! Boy did Ferchil Ramos know what he was doing when he created the Cafe X Logo ❤ shout out to him.In the s...
12/29/2020

Happy Kwanzaa!!

Boy did Ferchil Ramos know what he was doing when he created the Cafe X Logo ❤ shout out to him.

In the spirit of Ujamaa, Cooperative Economics, Cafe X was created with a vision for shared, community ownership. Our operating agreement outlines a vision for a Black owned cooperative . That's Us. One of the co-conspirators that truly rolled up his sleeves designed a beautiful logo that is eerily reminiscent of ancient Adnkra symbols of Cooperation, Fortitude, and Time Changes. There are no coincidences in the spiritual realm.

As the world shifts to become more collaborative, global, know Cafe X has a stake in the ancient and the new. May this 4th day of Kwanzaa move you, and Us to higher ground.

Happy Holidays, from our family to yours ❤
12/24/2020

Happy Holidays, from our family to yours ❤

Café X is building relationships and feeling your love. Family, we are doing so much with and for you. We call it "activ...
12/11/2020

Café X is building relationships and feeling your love. Family, we are doing so much with and for you. We call it "active-rest." Checking in, saying hello - be on the lookout for what's to come ❤

If you slept on it, have no fear - we got video. Read all about it on our blog. Like us, share us, subscribe to us
11/19/2020
When Black Women Win, We All Win — CAFÉ X

If you slept on it, have no fear - we got video. Read all about it on our blog. Like us, share us, subscribe to us

This Summit was off the chain! We were joined by brilliant women entrepreneurs at the kick off summit for Sister Cities Project. Sister Cities Project is a 501c3 that creates formal partnerships between affluent communities and underserved communities to create programs and events that allow the

Are we still in the mood to support Black women? Mark your calendars for this enlightening discussion with some dope wom...
11/07/2020

Are we still in the mood to support Black women? Mark your calendars for this enlightening discussion with some dope women leaders and entrepreneurs hosted by the @sistercitiesproject. Our co-owners Khea and Mama Cynthia are panelists ❤ Nov. 18 @ 12PM PST, we'll be spilling all the tea, and coffee - letting you in in all the highs and lows of our journey. See you then!

Register @ sistercitiesproject.org/sdbwes

Our quaint little storefront with event space is forever a mood. We're working on the next one family. Got leads? Send t...
10/14/2020

Our quaint little storefront with event space is forever a mood. We're working on the next one family. Got leads? Send them through. We are manifesting the RIGHT fit.

In the meantime, keep contacting us for pop up meetings and events. Thank you for your support.

In honor of National Coffee Day, we're throwing it back to uplift members of our Ground Team! Back when we were doing po...
09/29/2020

In honor of National Coffee Day, we're throwing it back to uplift members of our Ground Team! Back when we were doing pop up events and slanging drinks for real.These are two people that put in the real leg work and expertise to get the Cafe X coffee dialed in to perfection. We remember, appreciate and love you.

Pictured: Anely and Frankie, two bomb baristas.

09/16/2020

The Queens of Cafe X. This is the Black Presence Project by Rich Soublet.

We participated in a photoshoot with a dope local artist @richsoubletphotography. He asked us what it means to be Black...🤔. The storytelling, the photos. Definitely a series worth viewing on his Instagram. Check it out!

#blackpresenceproject

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09/08/2020

"With Cafe X we aim to redefine ourselves and our Community. We take from Malcolm X's journey and transformation, and apply it to our day-to-day lives at Cafe X...Some people come into our business and say 'it wasn't me'. They want to think that we aren't that insidious as a nation...slavery itself was insidious and calculated. Our business is an outlet to have these conversations."⁣

Check out Pt. II of our interview with Local Grown Stories!

https://www.instagram.com/p/CE2x6e4Df9e/?igshid=esnm6bnigd06

09/04/2020

Featured by Local Grown Stories! Check em' out on Instagram ❤

"Cafe X to me was the self-determination of Malcolm X. That's why our slogan is 'By Any Beans Necessary.' The idea that, Us, as the Black community in San Diego, owning something, the means of production, our labor, being fairly compensated for our work, and being able to pass that wealth down for generations is the dream - my goal and objective with this project."

- Khea

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On the Verge of our next victory is right! One of our favorite things to do is work with up and coming publications. Thi...
08/31/2020

On the Verge of our next victory is right! One of our favorite things to do is work with up and coming publications. This one is probably the most updated, honest interview we've done in recent history. ⁣

Check out our article in the east coast digital publication On the Verge Magazine at http://otv.impossiblemall.com/otv2020001v1.pdf. Pages 22-28.

08/27/2020

ICONIC. The soul beauty in this photo moves us everytime. Reminds us of what we've done and the work we're actively DOING. This is not a trend. We're working some heavyweight projects for the long haul.

Coffee is cute. Coffee as a tool for social, political, and economic change is cuter.

Byanybeans.org.

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When 211 Diego supports your vision 🔥🔥🔥 ⁣Swap out that Starbucks for local Black-woman owned coffee, like today. ⁣⁣Pair ...
08/24/2020

When 211 Diego supports your vision 🔥🔥🔥

Swap out that Starbucks for local Black-woman owned coffee, like today. ⁣

Pair with some delicious muffins by Muffin But Good Vibes.

08/21/2020

Have you ever built something from nothing? With much anxiety and love you nurtured a seed, watered it, protected it, and watched it grow a leaf or two? Cafe X: By Any Beans Necessary is our little seedling. We are a proudly Black-owned coffee business built with an advocacy mindset, using delicious coffee as a tool for dialogue, generational wealth building and transformation. We believe in bridging gaps between communities and taking action to create the world we want to see. We are adamant about the necessity of centering the Black diaspora for the liberation of ALL people. ⁣

When you see the X you'll see team members, hustlers, allies, family, and you'll see OWNERS. ⁣

Our journey from a fellowship project in 2016, to real establishment has grown us as people - making our coffee, our commitment and our vision bolder. ⁣

We love you. ⁣

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Cheers! Today is our last day in our space at 7220 El Cajon Blvd. We've got trials, tribulations, and sweet memories her...
06/18/2020

Cheers! Today is our last day in our space at 7220 El Cajon Blvd. We've got trials, tribulations, and sweet memories here. We've felt the rain and we've grown through it. It's been our honor to serve you. May our new location bring as many good vibes as this one has.

We're here from 9:30-3:30.

🚨 Opportunity #1🚨Get financially free. Today, decades after the Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964, we see the racial w...
06/17/2020

🚨 Opportunity #1🚨

Get financially free. Today, decades after the Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964, we see the racial wealth gap persisting and widening. We're building out our economic development arm at Café X and partnering with Generational Wealth *another Black-owned organization* to do it. On Juneteenth, Friday @ 7:30pm, we're hosting a Freedom Call on Zoom to talk economics, access to wealth building opportunities and FREEDOM. Get on the call. Invite ya friends, allies, and families.

Drop a ✖️ in the comments or DM for details.

🚨Team, we've got so much to tell you. Pull up a chair, and let the announcements trickle in over the next few days. 🚨 Fi...
06/15/2020

🚨Team, we've got so much to tell you. Pull up a chair, and let the announcements trickle in over the next few days. 🚨

First, we will be open TUES-THURSDAY, 9:30-3:30PM, June 16-18 for our Relocation Manifestation Sale. This will be the last time you'll see us in our current space. All of you who've called, texted, and emailed us about wanting to support, WE LOVE YOU. This is that moment to COME THROUGH.

Second, in alignment with the above - we are relocating from our beautiful location after June 20. The owners of this space decided to sell which means we must transition to new, greener pastures

Address

7220 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA
92115

Opening Hours

Tuesday 9:30am - 2pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 2pm
Thursday 9:30am - 2pm
Friday 9:30am - 2pm
Saturday 9:30am - 2pm

Telephone

+16195376632

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Café X is a worker-owned coffee shop and co-op that will enrich our member-owners, pass on communal wealth and knowledge, and provide welcoming space to organize and learn from one another. With your help, we will become a permanent venue for coffee, community-based events and local educational support for community members. We want to work with people who are willing and able to share expertise and increase equalization of knowledge in the community. The relationships between us are equitable and cooperative.

After a cost analysis, we have determined that it would take over $26,000 to get up and running for the first three months. This would cover our daily operating costs, equipment, supplies, and labor. Through our earlier efforts we were able to secure funding to cover some of our start up expenses. With more support from backers like you, we will be able to open up our doors to the community this fall.

We will place our values front in center in everything we do. Our core values are:

Authenticity Always

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So nice to meet you today Cynthia. You make a stellar Americano. I love your mission. I'm sure I'll see you soon.
Just came by and the doors were locked. Did I miss something on the hours?
I CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU GUYS TO OPEN!! 🤩😍
clever