Bringing Kids Home:
Like St. Jerome Emiliani, we hope to be able to say without a shadow of a doubt that we fought for kids with everything we had at our disposal. For every bag of coffee we sell, we are proud to invest $1 into organizations working in foster and adoption care. The number of problems that would be fixed in the world if every kid grew up in a home where they knew they were loved and knew they belonged goes beyond what most of us think. We want to play whatever small role we can in making that a reality.
The non-profits we're currently investing in are:
- Wildflyer Coffee: A coffee shop dedicated to providing job stability to youth experiencing homelessness. The overlap between homelessness and the foster care system made this investment a no-brainer for our commitment to fight for kids in the foster care & adoption system.
- North Homes: provides children and adolescents within the foster care system with a nurturing family home, North Homes successfully finds the most appropriate placement to address needs. We are proud to support this non-profit and join the fight for youth in northern Minnesota.
Weighing out the impact of packaging is a constant battle that every retail company faces. In an age of online shopping and consolidation, most companies try to win in the age of price wars by packaging in the cheapest possible way... Usually plastics and materials that will sit in the landfill forever. We don't want to play that game.
We're proud to share that in line with the rest of the Fight For Something brands, Emiliani Coffee does everything we can to minimize our footprint. For us that means 2 things:
- We pay the premium for compostable coffee bags that won't sit in a landfill into eternity.
- We participate in Fight For Something's Sustainable Packaging Initiative... Where we sacrifice some of the aesthetic of the orders we ship out in order to reuse packaging that already exists in the world. Some people like it... some people don't. At the end of the day, it's one way we're committed to lightening our footprint as a company with our customers.
We're proud to support coffee farms from around the world that support and invest in their communities and workers through dignifying jobs and healthy practices. All of our products are ethically-sourced (usually Fair Trade certified though we are continuously looking into other means of ensuring the protection of the farms and their workers) and are helping to shift one of the most exploited industries in the world towards a more ethical and sustainable standard.