Hispanic Heritage Month business spotlight: Back of the Yards Coffee
This Hispanic Heritage Month, FedEx celebrates Chicago-based Back of the Yards Coffee – a Latinx- and woman-owned coffee roaster founded in 2016 by Mayra Hernandez and Jesse Iniguez. They serve traditional coffee, like Café de Olla, and support the community through their social impact fund, hosting events and fundraisers to benefit their neighborhood.
Back of the Yards Coffee is a past winner in the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest and currently part of the FedEx E-Commerce Learning Lab, in collaboration with 37 Oaks and Accion Opportunity Fund. The learning lab helps small and diverse-owned businesses expand their business operations by providing resources in e-commerce training, online sales and networking.
In August of 2022 Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Toyota spent a day at the coffeehouse talking with the owners and learning about why e-commerce matters to small businesses now more than ever.