Working at a coffee shop saved my life. 3 years later, I bought the coffee shop — here's how I did it.
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Angela Burns is the owner of Little Bean Coffee Company in Antioch, Illinois; check out the shop on Instagram.

When Burns dropped out of Purdue University for mental health reasons, she began working at Cafe Book, Little Bean Coffee Company's former iteration.

She loved working there and says it felt like home; when she returned to Purdue, she wrote an essay for Roxane Gay's class about the healing powers of the coffee shop.

After graduating, Burns worked in restaurant...

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