Adda Coffee and Tea House partners with local small businesses
At Adda Coffee and Tea House, we love local small businesses. As a small business ourselves, we want to take every opportunity to support other local business owners with a vision. All ships rise with the tide and we’re extremely pleased to be able to provide some wind in the sails of others! That’s what we’re doing with the curation of our new Community Shops. The Community Shops are a special part of our online Bazaar, that focuses on showcasing products from local artisans, artists and small business owners. While it’s often a difficult road to success for small businesses, the recent COVID-19 pandemic has hit that market particularly hard. At Adda, we find so much beauty in the passions of those in our community and we want to do our part to make sure a diversity of businesses remains and thrives. So please, shop local with us!
This small-batch clayware studio is built on the childhood dream of ceramist Kate Marchand. She began throwing pottery at age nine and hasn’t been able to kick the habit since! Her work with Stone + Sparrow focuses on functional yet beautiful wares. We love Stone + Sparrow’s stoneware-like glazes and elegant lines.
Make It Slow
Owner Victoria Fiaretti wanted to focus on slowing down and adding some beauty into everyday life. Her shop, Make It Slow, showcases American-made wares that bring intentionality to a space. From beauty products, to kitchenwares to gorgeous letterpress stationery made by Fiaretti herself, Make it Slow is a great place to pick up something special for yourself or a friend.
Veda Sankaran started Jalsa by Veda as a means to bring a more inclusive (and more delicious!) picture of what constitutes American food. Sankaran, a central Pennsylvania native, draws on her Indian American hertiage to create her Jalsa Spice Mix, made with Kashmiri chiles, coriander, sugar, cumin, salt, turmeric, cinnamon, amchur and more. If you want to spice up your cooking, Jalsa by Veda is an excellent addition to your kitchen arsenal. Not sure what you’d want to cook? Check out her recipes!
Artist Kim Everhard brings the beauty of nature and tranquility into her work. Using watercolor, Everhard paints from her own adventures in nature, seeking to capture those moments and share them. Each painting is a moment in time.
Photographer Carla Cardello puts her best angle on Pittsburgh’s natural beauty. The cityscape photographer is known for her shots that incorporate reflections and the changing city landscape of our streets and bridges. Her striking shots explore Pittsburgh’s many nooks and crannies with an intimate eye.
Bombabird Ceramics is a small-batch ceramics studio from the mind and hands of Chelsea Erdner. Erdner’s signature style focuses on utilitarian minimalism, using smooth lines and rich textures to create beautiful, usable everyday objects. Adda and Bombabird have enjoyed a long partnership and many of Erdner’s mugs can be found in use at our locations!