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Meet The Team

Meet The Team

Inspired by our 2015 trip to the Motown Museum in Detroit, MI, we learned how Berry Gordy’s parents worked together to create a self sustaining investment fund that provided business startup capital for all of their children and family members. It was this investment fund that provided the funding necessary for Berry Gordy to launch his Motown record label.   


For us this was a divine moment of inspiration, as high school and college friends, we had always discussed different ways we could impact our world in a meaningful way, how we could demonstrate to our communities that through hard work and collective responsibility, dreams are truly achievable. Now thanks to a trip to Motown, we had the blueprint, and thus the birth of BackPack Investments (BPi), an investment club....


Which brings us to today, after 3 years building and spending hundreds of hours in meetings and on conference calls, growing our investment fund, pooling our financial resources, and career experiences we are ready to launch our business, “Black Coffee.”

Our Story

Branden Cole

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Husband, father, and an all-around cool dude!

Chris Bolden

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Loyal, charismatic, and goes with the flow!

Gino Jones

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Husband, easy going, and very optimistic!

Jamin Butler

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Future husband, father, and fearless!

Leonard Lightfoot

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Husband, father, and very methodical! 

"Coffee gets a seat at EVERY table!" - J. Butler

  • Conversation starter

  • Flavorful and healthy

  • Boost productivity and alertness

  • Present at every business, causal, and/or social meeting/engagement. 

  • The currency by which we will trade our ideas and concepts to the world.

Why Coffee?

FINANCIAL FREEDOM: Provide tools and resources necessary to obtaining a quality education and build generational wealth.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP:  Build and maintain businesses, networks, and platforms, pool our collective resources to create revenue generating opportunities. At all times maintain integrity and consistency in principles and actions that always convey honesty and truthfulness.

COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT: Goodwill to fellow members of the human race, we welcome new ideas and cherish traditions that give all people an opportunity to live full, happy, healthy, lives.

Core Values
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