The Fringe Coffee Shop will employ ex-felons recently released from prison. This 9 month paid job training and re-entry program is designed to empower those returning to society to live healthy, whole lives. During our 9 month program, a holistic re-entry plan will be custom designed for each employee that is geared towards removing every barrier possible in re-entry. This will include post incarceration counseling and mentoring, G.E.D. classes, opportunities to connect with a community of faith, parenting classes, drug and alcohol counseling and more. The Fringe Coffee House will serve an organic breakfast/ light lunch style menu, the finest coffee and espresso and fresh, organic smoothie options. We will also be featuring regular live music of all genres, comedy, poetry, trivia nights and more.
Our coffee beans at The Fringe Coffee House from the very beginning are making a difference in the world.
We chose to go with two amazing coffee producers and roasters that are truly making a difference.
Yield Coffee Roasters (Cincinnati)
At Yield Coffee Roasters, we pride ourselves in being curators of the world’s best coffees. We take excessive
care, working hand in hand alongside farmers and importers to discover bright and brilliant coffees to share
with you. We are intentional about ethically sourcing traceable coffees, roasting each coffee meticulously, and
giving you an exceptional cup with a unique story of each life that touched it.Our mission is simple: To save
lives through sustainable development. All the coffee we sell helps to implement projects around the world -
giving people hope for a better future. 100% of our profit goes directly to sustainable projects to impact the lives
of vulnerable people without access to clean water, sanitation, basic healthcare, or education. Through coffee,
we are providing the means for a family to construct a modern bathroom. These modern bathrooms include a
flushing toilet, hand washing sink, and a shower. These small interventions eliminate parasites that breed in
unsanitary latrines infecting family members, especially children. Two of the leading causes of death worldwide
are unsanitary conditions and poor hygiene practices.
Creation Coffee (Midland Michigan)
Creation is beautiful. To see something come from nothing is a remarkable part of our world. Our company
exists to fuel this creation. So whether you’re creating a beautiful painting, a beautiful spreadsheet, or a
new relationship, our desire is to bring you a cup of coffee that will help make that experience beautiful.
We desire to create exceptional coffee and meaningful relationships with our partners. That is our mission,
and it’s what drives everything we do. It’s the reason we exclusively source specialty grade, sustainably grown,
and responsibly sourced coffees. It’s the reason we roast everything with meticulous precision and care. And it’s
the reason we provide unmatched support to all our our coffee partners.
All the coffee we roast is considered specialty grade, which means it must reach a certain level of quality at the
farm. Less than 5% of all the coffee produced in the world is specialty grade. Because of all the care that goes
into producing this coffee, we pay at least double the fair trade minimums for our green coffee.