INTERRUPTING MASS INCARCERATION
A new "underground railroad"--like the one that led to the collapse of slavery in our nation long ago--is emerging.
There are 2.5 million Americans locked up in jail and prison today. Mostly for low-level offenses. And tens of millions more remain in an underground social class in our communities--where criminal records block access to jobs, housing, licenses, education, and a new life.
So folks go to back to the street economy. And prison.
We are helping interrupt that cycle--with artisan coffee roasting.
Underground Coffee creates new employment for men and women exiting the legal system.
We believe there are "transferable skills" from the streets. Now employees roast, weigh, bag, and deliver a different product--fresh, single-origin, boutique-roast coffee--to homes, churches, and businesses across the country.
In addition to using a combination of Organic, Fair Trade, Direct Trade and ethically sourced coffees, 5% of all sales are given to Underground Ministries to support the Underground Employment Network.
America's original "underground railroad" was an informal network of homes, communities, and businesses who linked together with released captives. Join us.
We want to transform coffee roasting, the lives of those emerging from prison, and even our conversations about justice and redemption today.
Over a cup of coffee.