Isn't Community What It Is All About? Here are just a few of our favorite community projects.
Independence Coffee's approach is simple. We give to local organizations within our community. Our involvement doesn’t stop with donations to good local causes. It includes a plan to better our local community while establishing a footprint in the national and global community sectors through our GoTexan, Fair Trade and Whole Trade Certifications. As we grow, so will our focus on giving back to those in need.
Current Projects of Note:
- The Baylor Park Project
Through a licensing agreement with Baylor University, Independence Coffee and Baylor have had great success in funding projects that are related to the preservation and maintenance of the original home of Baylor University founded in 1845 in Independence, Texas. To purchase coffees that will help benefit the Baylor Project please visit our Baylor Series shopping page.
- The Simon Theatre Project
In October 2010, Independence Coffee will open its one of a kind coffee and tea outlet at the historical Simon Theater in Brenham, Texas. Come visit us for our signature coffee and tea drinks in this unbelievable setting. Our coffees and teas are delivered daily direct from our roastery which is located ten miles away. Buy fresh whole bean selections and tea blends while enjoying the Simon which was built in 1925. We’ll have scheduled coffee and tea tastings and classes that reflect our growing mission to create a passionate community of coffee and tea enthusiasts that share our love for 'the roast' as well as our love for community. Proceeds from sales at our Independence’s coffee and tea outlet will help benefit the Save Our Simon campaign. Learn more about the Save Our Simon Project at www.saveoursimon.org .
- Brenham High School Special Needs Program
The 'Gathering Grounds' project is a great example of how local businesses can help in their community. Special needs students operate a coffee cart that 'travels' around Brenham High School and serves coffee to faculty and staff. Students come away with experience in several areas which will help them get a head start in the job market once they graduate from high school. Customer service and inventory control are just a couple of the key concepts that these great kids learn and utilize to help manage a successful program.