Peace Coffee

3262 Minnehaha Ave Minneapolis

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Peace Coffee

Peace Coffee is more than a perfectly roasted and brewed cup of 100% fair trade organic coffee; it is a movement. When it opened its first store at the Wonderland Park location in 1996, it was invested in a philosophy of sustainability. It actually had a tax-exempt status as a non-profit organization, until it incorporated as a for-profit social enterprise in 2018.

The environmental and business practices launched since then stand behind its original vision. Deliveries are accomplished using a bicycle. Waste from the roasting process is composted, instead of buried in a landfill. The farmers have a long-standing and positive relationship with the buyers. Peace Coffee is contributing to its piece of a more equitable and clean future.

Boosting People, the Planet, and Profit as a B Corp

Customers can trust that Peace Coffee continues to practice social and environmentally responsible business ethics. It is a certified B Corporation through the non-profit organization, B Lab, which identifies it as part of a movement that redefines what success means for a business. B Corps measure success through their positive impact toward the environment, and in their communities. People and the planet are equally as important as profit. Currently, 2000 businesses across 50 countries and over 130 industries are certified B Corps. Peace Coffee holds a space on the list alongside Seventh Generation, Klean Canteen, and Dansko.

Peace Coffee continues to evolve. In May of 2019, it introduced its mobile beverage unit to deliver coffee to the folks of Minneapolis at fairs, festivals, and in the parks. This had been a dream of the Peace Coffee crew for years, and it is finally a reality. Look around for the signature peace turtle logo, and bliss out on the full espresso bar, the nitro brew taps, and the drip coffee machine.

They offer 17 different roast varieties of Certified Fair Trade Organic coffee. Their Nocturnal "bold and enticing" blend is their newest roast. All of their coffees are whole bean, and either light roast, dark roast, or a blend. If you know you will want to sip on their coffee for awhile, they also offer a year-round subscription, with deliveries every two, three, or four weeks.

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