New downtown Houston Black-owned café named after biblical verse

HOUSTON, Texas -- A new coffee shop has perked up downtown. Brothers Ricardo "RJ" Wilson and Jason "Ian" Wilson have opened Day 6 Coffee Co. at 910 Prairie St., which they claim is the only Black-owned coffee shop in downtown.

Named for the Biblical passage where God gives control over plants and animals to humans, the owners see Day 6 as more than just a place to satisfy a caffeine craving. RJ Wilson tells CultureMap he sees Day 6 as both a gathering place where people can exchange ideas and a platform to promote local artists and craftspeople.

Wilson learned to appreciate coffee while studying abroad in Barcelona. He'd share conversation over espresso with one of his hosts.

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