RED OAK, Iowa – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Senate Small Business Committee, today announced her Small Business of the Week: Black Sheep Coffee Baa of Butler County. Throughout this Congress, Ranking Member Ernst plans to recognize a small business in every one of Iowa’s 99 counties.

“They’ve never been sheepish about the coffee and food they serve, and now, Black Sheep Coffee Baa has also become a community hub that provides catering services and rental space for the Greene community,” said Ranking Member Ernst. “I want to congratulate Connie and the entire team at Black Sheep Coffee Baa for their great customer service, welcoming storefront, and top-notch food that have all contributed to their success. I have no doubt folks in Butler County will continue to flock to this one-of-a-kind coffee shop.”

Black Sheep Coffee Baa was founded in 2015 by Connie Debner and has since become a favorite of Iowa food and travel blogs thanks to their artisan coffee made from locally roasted coffee beans. In addition to coffee bar classics, the business partners with Clayton’s Bakery to serve pizza, scones, pies, and more. They are celebrating their 9th business anniversary this year.


Stay tuned as Ranking Member Ernst recognizes more Iowa small businesses across the state with her Small Business of the Week award.