Spill the Beans
Oklahoma Today|July/August 2020
This sixteen-year-old coffee and art shop makes an impact one cup at a time in Tulsa.
KASHEA MCCOWAN

THE WORLD ISN’T always black and white, but neither is coffee. Often, it’s those gray—or taupe, as it were— areas that give life its depth. And it’s the combination of atmosphere, community, and a good cup of joe that gives coffee shops like Tulsa’s Shades of Brown Coffee & Art the nuanced flavors customers have become addicted to.

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