Veterans who are homeless for at least one night


Chronically homeless veterans

Last year 300,000 veterans were homeless for at least one night. There are over 162,000 chronically homeless veterans in the United States.

The words veteran and homeless should never be used in the same sentence, so we decided to start a coffee company, hire homeless and unemployed veterans, teach them to roast the best coffee in Chicago and give them back the dignity that comes from being able to support yourself and your family.

At Veteran Roasters Cup O’ Joe we pay a living wage, help our employees with housing, child care and the daily living expenses so they can concentrate on being the best roasters in town. Every cup you brew helps a veteran so drink it weak, strong, or somewhere in between, but buy a lot and drink a lot!

Veteran Roasters Cup O’ Joe: Founded to help

16 years and two wars have stretched our military to the breaking point and left too many men and women with physical and emotional scars that they are left to deal with for a lifetime.

Veteran Roasters Cup O’ Joe coffee was founded with two very simple, but focused missions; Find veterans who are homeless or at risk of being homeless and give them an opportunity to gain back their dignity…and roast the best damn coffee on the planet!

To accomplish our mission of ending homelessness and chronic unemployment in the veteran community, we wanted to start a company that could provide growth, and most importantly, provide a skill in a burgeoning industry. The craft roasting community has grown dramatically in the last five years, and when we reached out to the owner of a great local roasting house about hiring and training veterans the idea for Veteran Roasters Cup O’ Joe Brand took flight.

Flavor profile

Veteran Roasters Cup O’ Joe brand coffee is a blend of pulped natural Brazil and elegant washed Ethiopian coffee beans. Each are roasted separately then blended to form a rich, creamy chocolaty flavor. The base notes are a vibrant blast of citrus acidity with a deep molasses balancing out the blend.

This rich coffee is a medium roast that will please any palate. And remember…every bag we sell helps us get closer to hiring more veterans in need.

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