Momentum Coffee's journey began in May 2020 in the heart of Chicago, founded by the dynamic duo of Nikki Bravo and Tracy Powell. Their shared passion for coffee and community ignited the idea of creating a space where people could connect over exceptional brews. The inaugural location in Chicago's South Loop faced the daunting challenge of a delayed opening due to the global pandemic. Yet, despite this setback, Momentum Coffee flourished and expanded, proving that determination and a love for coffee can overcome any obstacle.
What started as a coffee shop quickly evolved into much more. The flagship location not only served as a place to savor delicious coffee, tea, pastries, and sandwiches but also as a co-working space for people seeking a welcoming environment to work and connect. Momentum Coffee's mission was clear from the beginning: to provide quality coffee and food across its five locations, intentionally situated in under-resourced areas, serving as economic catalysts for the communities they call home. The coffee shops have become hubs for residents, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and tourists looking for great local coffee, tasty food, and welcoming spaces to connect.
Today, Momentum Coffee stands as a testament to the power of coffee to transform lives and communities. With a strong reputation for its rich coffee flavors and warm atmosphere, Momentum Coffee continues to grow, proving that a love for coffee, dedication to the community, and the pursuit of excellence can truly make a difference. Join us on our journey and be a part of the Momentum Coffee story.