Baristanet Profile: Monique Hudson

Name: Monique Hudson

Where do you live? Montclair

When did you move here? September, 2021

Where did you grow up? Bronx, New York

How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion? Co-Owner of Coffee & Cornbread, Co. I’m passionate about contributing to our planet’s welfare by reducing our carbon footprint. Coffee & Cornbread achieves this by using biodegradable containers, utensils, and by offering a completely non-gmo and organic menu.

Coffee, tea, or … ? Tea. I drink coffee, but prefer tea such as Rooibos tea, ginger, hibiscus to name a few.

What’s your idea of a perfect weekend day? Chilling with my kids, watching a movie, or just catching up on much needed rest.

What’s your favorite local restaurant? My favorite local restaurant is Stuffed Grass Burgers. They have the best turkey burgers — besides the one I make. I love that they use clean meat.

What’s on your nightstand? On my nightstand I have an essential oil diffuser.

What are you listening to? Tasha Cobb’s “I’m Getting Ready” feat. Nicki Minaj, “I Shall Not Want” feat. Chandler Moore, Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music, Family Feud, Jay-Z (feat. Beyonce)…

What are your current indulgences? Chocolate

What talent you would most like to have? An Artist. I wish I could draw.

What’s the worst-kept (or best-kept!) secret about Montclair? Montclair is an amazing town to live in.

What do you hope they say about you at your funeral? I hope they say that I was a compassionate person who never hesitated to offer assistance to people that she knew and also to complete strangers when walking down the street.

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