During December 2016 and January 2017, coffee lovers can get their caffeine fix and contribute to improving lives at the Coffee For A Cause pop up shop. The Boardwalk has partnered with the non-profit organization for the festive season to sell artisanal coffees, refreshments and confectionary. All profits will be ploughed back into the Red Band Barista Academy which trains people from underprivileged communities in coffee making and latte art.
Coffee For A Cause is a speciality coffee pop up store that uses all profits generated for social good through the Red Band Barista Academy. The Red Band Barista Academy trains unemployed youth from previously disadvantaged backgrounds in the art of coffee pouring and latte art. To date, this Academy has trained 70 new baristas with the majority of them having been employed at local coffee shops around the city.
Coffee For A Cause has gained popularity with its participation at the Valley Market and has raised to date R150 000 for social uplfitment and the training of baristas.
Coffee For A Cause has partnered with the Boardwalk over the festive season. It will be selling artisanal coffees, refreshments and confectionery items. All profits will go back into the Red Band Barista Academy in order to continue to train baristas and help them find employment.
The set up and shop fit of the Coffee shop was done by our Woodwork team. This project helps homeless men get off the street through the building of pallet furniture.
“Everything in the Coffee shop has a purpose and story behind it. We want people to know that even through buying a coffee they will be making a difference to someones life. Because if we spend so much of our lives in business and work, surely this time should add value and meaning to the world,” says Ryan le Roux from Coffee For A Cause.
The community is encouraged to support this wonderful initiative this festive season. The Coffee For A Cause pop up shop can be found at The Boardwalk’s Hobie Beach entrance next to Wakaberry for the months of December and January.
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