Ashlyn is a 20-something year old Minneapolis native (but enjoys letting folks know that she was actually born in Washington D.C). First inspired to start her blog in 2017, Ashlyn shares her worldview through interesting and thought provoking blog posts. Her thoughts as a black woman are captured authentically and unapologetically .

Nonetheless, Coffee Beans & Melanin has transformed over the years. More images, better content, and a revitalized brand. Here you’ll find her take on hot topics, current news, and coffee shops near and far.

Your favorite brown skin coffee enthusiast shares her thoughts and experiences in hopes of sparking meaningful dialogue in her community. Ashlyn works as a Community Engagement & Legal Specialist for a cultural resource management firm in Minnesota – and is starting Law School in the Fall of 2019.

Welcome to Coffee Beans & Melanin.

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