Coffee with a Cause
Katie Welge, Aspire CoffeeWorks
Aspire CoffeeWorks is a social enterprise coffee company that combines the work of disability-focused nonprofit Aspire with the craftsmanship of Metropolis Coffee Company, one of the nation’s top artisan coffee roasters.
Aspire CoffeeWorks supports people with disabilities in two important ways: it employs adults with disabilities as members of its team, and 100% of the net proceeds from its coffee sales go back to Aspire's programs to support 1,000 kids and adults with disabilities and their families.
It’s a groundbreaking, one-of-a-kind partnership and a perfect example of how adults with disabilities can be productive and successful members of the work force.