Coffee for a Cause

Written By: Brittany Dean

STARTING EACH DAYwith a cup of coffee is essential to most people—but what if you could start each day helping others by supporting local philanthropic missions? Coffee shops around North Georgia have taken action to give back to the community and provide ways for customers to do the same. Stop by one of the following cafes to enjoy a cup of joe that will be sure to warm the soul.


Located in the lobby of the Alpharetta Com-munity Center, BrewAble offers not only great coffee but delicious muffins and pastries, all while offering employment opportunities to people with IDD (Intellectual & Developmen-tal Disabilities). BrewAble brews more than amazing coffee—they offer success, inde-pendence, and inclusion in the community.

LAND OF A THOUSAND HILLS | HALCYON & ROSWELLPartnering with coffee farmers in Rwanda, Land of a Thousand Hills supports the re-building of the coffee industry in the region. By paying fair prices for beans, reinvesting in the Rwandan communities, and co-laboring with coffee farmers, countless lives have been changed. Not only is this specialty coffee quite delicious, but it’s also making a huge impact across the world.

GRAINS OF GRACE | CLARKESVILLE Woodfire bakeries are a rarity, so given the chance, a visit to taste a warm beignet is a must. Grains of Grace is a mission-based café that is helping further skills and opportunities for girls in New Delhi, India. The staff is warm and welcoming, and the macadamia milk latte will guarantee your next visit.

BECAUSE COFFEE | DAWSONVILLE This Dawsonville coffee roastery offers a variety of specialty grade coffee blends. Each bag of coffee supports nonprofit organiza-tion such as CURE Childhood Cancer and FullCircle, which champions youth sobriety. The Because Coffee mission is simple yet powerful: “Drink coffee and make the world a better place.”


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