Many organizations and individuals are using coffee as a means to help others.
At the Buena Vista Roastery, we have a Coffees for a Cause program that helps support non-profits, both locally and globally. Whenever one of our 12 ounce Coffees for a Cause is purchased, 10 percent of the price is donated to the corresponding organization. The current non-profits and organizations include:
- The Africa Center for Holistic Management
- Chaffee County Boys and Girls Club
- The Denver Street School
- Slow Food USA
But the Roastery is not the only place interested in helping other organizations through coffee. I was reading online today about one individual getting a little more press, Chicago singer-songwriter Michael McDermott. In an effort to help feed America’s hungry, McDermott partnered with Feeding America. So every bag sold of McDermott-branded coffee will feed seven children.
This “coffee movement” is not just limited to these two examples. When you search online, “coffee for a cause”, there are many organizations that come up, like Coffee With a Cause where you can support existing causes just by purchasing a bag of coffee. It is like donating money to an organization by simply buying coffee. And with more and more people drinking coffee these days, this idea is a great, simple way to reach out to your local and broader community just by purchasing a product that’s part of your weekly shopping list.
Be sure to check out our Coffees For a Cause page, and drink up, knowing that your purchase is going toward a worthy cause.