Coffee has always been at the center of Antoine and Arianna Scott’s love story. Their first date was over coffee at Cafecito in The Loop. They took engagement photos at the now-closed Humboldt Park coffee shop C.C. Ferns. They gave bags of coffee as wedding favors.
For years, the Ravenswood couple talked about opening a coffee shop of their own. They fulfilled that dream with Atmos Coffee Shop, a cozy spot offering locally-made coffee and pastries.The Scotts opened Atmos about two weeks ago at 2415 W. North Ave. in Humboldt Park, the former home of Harrison’s and Cup & Spoon.
To start, they are only offering grab-and-go service. But when coronavirus restrictions are lifted, the couple plans to roll out a job readiness program for Black and Latino youth, among other offerings. Creating opportunities for young people of color — and proudly declaring themselves Black and Latino business owners — is “really important” to the couple given the challenges minorities face when they try to open businesses in this country, they said.
This Business Supports “Minority Economic Development