Some Houston Coffee Shops that Give Back
In addition to the Katz Coffee program, these Houston shops provide opportunities to combine coffee with compassionate giving to make every bean count.
A 2nd Cup
This Heights shop blends business with social justice by providing awareness of human trafficking in Houston and a tangible way to help fund recovery resources for victims. Beyond brews made from ethically sourced beans roasted by Boomtown, the shop offers space to meet and organize with other people passionate about their cause (or who simply want a relaxed place to visit with friends or study!).
1111 E. 11th St., Houston
Intended as a collaborative space for people in search of tasty food and delicious coffee, this spot is also in the Heights but directs funds towards the Temenos Community Development Corporation (founded by the shop owners 25 years ago). The corporation provides housing and other resources for previously homeless people in Houston.
732 W. 27th St., Houston
Paper Co. Café
Look for the trademark pale blue door to find this cafe and coffeeshop tucked into a nondescript warehouse near the corner of Washington and Houston avenues. All profits from houseroasted coffee and chef-prepared meals benefit the homeless community.
1100 Elder St., Houston