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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.


How We Import

As an early adopter of Fair Trade, Think Coffee has always paid attention to the global impact of the coffee industry, which is why we eventually went on to develop Social Project Coffee. Fairer than Fair Trade, more Direct than Direct Trade, Social Project Coffee is our way of looking out for the most vulnerable members of the coffee supply chain — the seasonal farm workers.


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.


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.



We feel strongly that it is our responsibility to be mindful of the environment, so every disposable product used in our stores is compostable. All of our cups, lids, pastry bags and napkins, are also picked up by a composting service to make sure our waste is disposed of in an eco-friendly manner.



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