Our History

Our History

by Darren Silverman February 06, 2019

I was once told to make sure I never go into business with family or friends. There isn’t anyone in the world I would rather work with than my wife Jackie. In fact, Black Velvet is what it is today largely because of her work and because we made sure that we determined our specific roles.

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Do you serve decaf?

Do you serve decaf?

by Darren Silverman December 20, 2015

I can't believe how many times we get asked this question. Clearly the implication is that there are still so many cafes that don't.

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Are you Hospitable?

Are you Hospitable?

by Darren Silverman July 29, 2014

Here's the scoop. Not every person in the world is naturally hospitable. There are some that are. It's part of their make up.

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