We’ve always believed that businesses can – and should – have a positive impact on the communities they serve.

So ever since we opened our first store in 1971, we’ve dedicated ourselves to earning the trust and respect of our customers, partners (employees) and neighbors. How? By being responsible and doing things that are good for the planet and each other.


From the neighborhoods where our stores are located, to the ones where our coffee is grown – we believe in being involved in the communities we’re a part of.

Bringing people together, inspiring change and making a difference in people’s lives – it’s all part of being a good neighbor. And it’s a commitment rooted in the belief that we can use our size to bring about positive change.

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Started in 1997 by funding literacy programmes in the US and Canada.

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