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Next time you invest in your weekly coffee supply, maybe consider buying it through a company that offers homeless and at-risk veterans an employment lifeline.
That’s the goal of Veteran Roasters, whose core mission is to hire and train veterans for jobs in the coffee industry, through the proceeds it earns selling America’s favorite caffeinated beverage.
“Our focus is to provide opportunities to those whose transition back after their service didn’t go as they hoped or planned,” said Veteran Roasters founder Branden Marty, a Navy vet. “It’s a neat environment because everyone has a similar experience, so you can easily connect with people.”