The Salvation Army Direct-Trade Coffee Venture!



The Columbian newspaper in Washington state ran a wonderful story on The Salvation Army’s direct-trade coffee venture with growers from Vietnam.

Major Jack Phillips said the idea all started years ago when the Army’s thrift stores had more mugs than they knew what to do with.

So, Phillips and his wife Anna hatched a plan to provide a $1 endless mug of coffee to the gentleman waiting for their wives to shop: you know, something to make the guys comfortable while their ladies fill the shopping basket!

A few years later, Phillips says a colleague suggested they “close the loop” and source their own coffee beans to serve in our stores and to partipants in our drug and alcohol recovery programs.

Click here to learn more about this wonderful program's progress.

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