We create innovative, must-have products for the culture. We build deep, personal connections with consumers. And we deliver an integrated marketplace with compelling retail experiences.


Our founders generated a total of 800k in revenue from our coffee kiosk BEFORE creating Dope Coffee with NO outside investment.

 We've currently raised $21,500 of our 120K Goal!

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 Point of Contact: Michael Loyd, CEO



The Dope Coffee team is lead by Michael Loyd who is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer. As a serial entrepreneur & innovator, Michael founded Solar Cafe in 2016 while serving as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps. As a specialty coffee connoisseur and expert, Michael is passionate about premium coffee. 

Michael led the design and building of two locations from the ground up to include all earth work, framing and construction, and interior finishing. After opening the 1st location, he ran operations on a daily basis until hiring a manager, and opening a 2nd location. After 2 years, the company sold the 2nd location for profit and moved the company to Atlanta, Georgia in order to grow. Solar Cafe is still a 5-Star rated location today on Yelp, Google and Facebook. Solar Cafe’s customer experience was showcased as the company was ranked top coffee shop in the North Topsail Beach area for the past two years, according to local publications.

Michael's vision is to change the culture around specialty coffee and make it more inclusive of all humankind.
B.A. Wake Forest University 2006
M.S. North Carolina A&T SU 2009

Chel L Loyd - Chief Product Officer



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