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Treading as lightly as possible, helping where we can.

Since our founding in 2006, we have worked hard to make a difference in the world around us, whether through responsible coffee sourcing practices, our relationships with our fellow New Yorkers or by reducing the environmental impact of our cafes.

 
 
 
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Our Social Project Coffee Sourcing Model

While coffee is a great business, there is an unfortunate aspect: millions of farm workers and their families live without adequate shelter, access to clean water or other basic necessities. We believe that our Social Project Coffee sourcing model is the next wave in responsible coffee purchasing. It is different from the certification programs that have gone before it because it produces specific, verifiable results tied directly to the coffee in your cup.

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HuskeeSwap

While our single-use cups and lids are compostable, reducing the amount of waste going to landfills, reusable cups offer a still better option for waste reduction. Introducing the HuskeeSwap, which makes it as convenient as possible for you to reuse a to-go cup.

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Local Giving

As a company with strong New York roots, we feel it is important to give back to the community that supports us. Over the years we have given a percentage of profits to Grand Street Settlement and Hudson Guild. In 2019, we plan to give to non-profits selected by our staff, including Make the Road, NY Foundling and the International Refugee Fund.

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Our Projects

From rebuilding community housing in Colombia to empowering young women in Ethiopia, each of our sourcing relationships is fundamentally tied to a social project that benefits farm workers, their families, and communities.

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Composting

From large chains to independents, coffee shops across the country produce an enormous amount of waste that ends up in landfills because the products they offer can't be recycled or composted. Unlike the vast majority of coffee shops, Think Coffee only uses disposable paper products that are compostable

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Reports

Think Coffee is an open book, and this is where you can read it.