The mission of Dirt Coffee, a caffeine-centric operation founded in 2013, is to train and employ young adults with autism. The non-profit, which has been operating out of a coffee truck, serves locally roasted, fairly traded and organic coffee and espresso and strives to "change perspectives, improve lives and serve great coffee."
After impacting many lives and employing several individuals on the autism spectrum, the team led by Lauren Burgess, Emily Wallace, and Lauren Jennings is ready to go brick and mortar and build the Dirt Coffee Bar in Littleton. A location has been secured but funds are needed to propel this new project, which is why a crowd-funding campaign has been set up. The goal is to raise $50,000, money that will be used not only to pay rent and cover licenses and fees, but also to buy high quality equipment, including espresso machines, coffee grinders and brewers. The goal is to competitively employ four adults with autism within the first year, while also providing support and job coaching to all employees.
Find the fundraising campaign here and watch this presentation video: