Uncommon Coffee: Forging a Path While Celebrating History
Maya Crowley, the manager of Uncommon Coffee, moved to Essex after Uncommon Grounds closed in 2019. The new venture, Uncommon Coffee, offers a variety of coffee products, including CBD drinks, baked goods, and customizable breakfast sandwiches. Crowley grew up in the area and grew up in the outlet mall, which has become a hub for new businesses and a sense of vibrancy. The move came just before the COVID-19 pandemic, and Crowley credits the VEDA for providing a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan, which allowed Uncommon Coffee to continue its growth. The funding also helped with operational costs, as small businesses often compete with larger corporations. Crowley is working on revamping Uncommon Coffee’s outdoor space and implementing compostable packaging.
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Source: Coffee Talk