Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Fresh Start from Fresh Coffee

Last week, I had coffee with Dave Scavotto, one of the founders of Second Chance Coffee Company, LLC. This faith venture business combines business and ministry by hiring ex-offenders to micro-roast its premium organic I Have a Bean coffee brand. Besides employment, individuals coming out of prison are provided job-training and a nurturing community in which to restart their lives.

If you like coffee, the I Have a Bean brand is for you. Coffee aficionados will appreciate the company’s commitment to selecting beans from the top 1% of coffee in the world. The beans are then roasted in small batches and shipped on the same day. This focus on quality and freshness is evident from your first sip.

Dave left me with a sample of the company’s organic El Salvador Las Lajas coffee from the Rain Forest Alliance. Wow! This is a great cup of coffee. I tend to frequent the usual coffee stores and forget how good a specialized premium roast can be.

Right now, I Have a Bean coffee is roasted in Wheaton, Illinois, but the company is hoping to build a network of micro-roasting sites around the country. I'm hoping they come to Colorado.

The Second Chance Coffee Company sells online from its web site www.ihaveabean.com. Many churches and businesses are discovering the value of purchasing high quality coffee online that is delivered the same day from an organization committed to making a difference for individuals rebuilding lives from prison. I’m going to recommend that my church makes the change to this great coffee.

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