We exist to:
raise awareness about human trafficking
- give 100% profits to fund the fight
If you're like most people, you want to make a difference, but don't know how. That's why we're here. We make it easy for everyone to be part of the solution simply by drinking coffee! So instead of being a bystander, you can be a hero by joining the fight with us.
- Buy land that will enable a measure of self-sustainability to reduce costs
- Build low cost/alternative housing for adults and youth
The red tape involved in providing housing for youth is a major obstacle
in most states, even though the avg. age of a trafficked victim is 13 yrs old!
Also, the more we "stretch a dollar" the more victims we can impact.
- Provide programs for survivors and their families
When a family is impacted by trafficking, they ALL need love and support!
- Provide job training skills through FIGHT COFFEE and biz collaborators
Job skills are crucial for long-term success after graduating from a program
Create franchise opportunities so that FIGHT COFFEE will one day be
primarily owned and operated by survivors!
Mentorship into a great paying career will be a game changer for many!
- Encourage and help facilitate survivors to remain in an ongoing self-supporting community.
Some estimates state that up to 80% of survivors return to “the life.”
Remaining part of a healing and nurturing community is absolutely vital to
help people transition from being survivors to thrivers!
We value the sanctity of all human life, justice, community, honesty, integrity, transparency, hard work, the pursuit of excellence, faith, hope and unconditional love.
When we say “100% of profits,” we mean what’s left over after normal business expenses (coffee, salary, overhead, marketing, etc.) are deducted from the total income we derive from our coffee and merchandise sales.
If you'd like to see where the $$ goes, please click here to view our Giving Tracker doc.
We only source 100% Arabica Specialty Grade coffees. They’re more expensive than most conventional coffee to ensure more money is paid to the farmers. Our multigenerational importing partner has established decades long relationships with growers and exporters throughout the world. So our coffee is not only responsibly sourced, but it's delicious. But don't take our word for it, taste and see for yourself!
Q: Why did we choose our roasters?
A: As an online biz selling nationwide, we needed a commercial roaster who could handle large volume and scale
A: Being centrally located in the US serves to lower our shipping costs within the continental U.S.
A: Responsibly sourced coffee is important to us...and them! Several years ago, they were in Honduras and met women farmers who are survivors of domestic violence. Our roasters told them when they got back to the states, they would sell their coffee. They not only sell their coffee, but give fifty cents per bag to orgs that work with survivors of domestic violence. This is a major reason we chose our roasters. They get it! They care enough to actually do something!
Note: For those concerned about this issue, check out our blog about Fair Trade & Organic coffee
A: One more thing. With 40+ years of combined experience, these guys know how to roast really good coffee! Of course the proof, as they say, “is in the puddin’.”
Follow us on YouTube to track with us as we grow, meet survivors as well as those who work with and rescue them. Learn about coffee, human trafficking, FIGHT COFFEE CLUBS, FIGHT PARTIES and more!
Because transparency is very important to us, we have two business advisors who have 24/7 access to our account information. We also have Lambrides & Associates as our independent bookkeeping firm.
If you can support those who stand with us in the fight against human trafficking, please do!
OUR L3C DESIGNATION
As an L3C dedicated to serving the community, we are eligible to receive grants from private foundations that are required to give away five percent.