Think it’s about coffee?
It’s not. Really. It’s not.
We deliver a quality unlike anything in the coffee community.
We have a vision is to meet global needs and provide AMAZING coffee.
When we import our coffee beans, it’s not from a company, it’s from a farmer with a family. Our partnership gives hope at a reasonable wage and a commitment to eradicate poverty from their lives.
We know, you could spend a lot less on coffee. You could even drive down to the big green store and purchase a good cup. Our vision is about combining GREAT farmers to a GREAT cup for a GREAT cause. It’s our calling.
It’s not about coffee. It’s not even about good coffee. It’s about amazing people who want to make a huge difference.
Yes, we are a “FOR PROFIT” company. We believe in working hard and enjoying the results. We’re not a non-profit entity that is barely hanging on, we’re a for-profit who is prospering.
What do we do with the results? We give it away.
How much? We are committed to giving away up to 50% of our profits to projects that matter.
How do we do this? Through the efforts of our executive staff and an amazing collection of volunteers we’re able to give what would be our salaries to organizations that matter.
Who do we give our money to? Our favorite organization to give to is ONE LIFE. We love them and they love us. Naturally, our coffee keeps them awake and working!
Why do we do this? We believe in something greater than ourselves. We’re confident that 100 years from now people everywhere will be drinking our coffee and our children’s children will continue this process.
How do we survive? We’re fortunate enough to have other sources of primary income. But the real secret is that we survive on coffee!
Ralph and Harriet A.
Based out of Missouri, USA, Ralph and Harriet bring years of wisdom and experience to business. Their commitment is to bringing hope to the hopeless by providing a product with quality and the best experience for the customer. As you read this, Ralph and Harriet just finished their third cup of coffee for the day.
Jacob and Sara F.
Based out of East Asia, Jacob and Sara travel the continents looking for quality. As a couple they have dedicated their lives to helping people find things that they have been looking for. As you are reading this, there’s a good chance Jacob is up in the mountains sipping coffee with our farmers.
Mike and Ann L.
Based in Virginia, USA, Mike and Ann have spent their entire life traveling the continents helping others through humanitarian efforts. Today they are committed to strategic business relationships and marketing our coffee to the world. As you read this, Mike and Ann just finished introducing another partner to our coffee.
Chris and Laura E.
Based in Tennessee, USA, Chris and Laura have spent almost 30 years in the world of creativity. They provide the marketing and branding support for our company. As you read this, they’re keeping their 4 year old daughter away from the coffee.
Based out of North Carolina, USA, Amanda has spent the last 11 years in the Art Industry as an Illustrator/Graphic Designer. As you are reading this, she is knee deep in art projects and grad school homework, which means she’s on her 4th or 5th cup of coffee.
OneLife focuses on meeting the needs of people around the world. Their work includes things like caring for orphans, providing for refugees, freedom from trafficking, and so much more. Learn how your One Life can make a difference at onelifematters.org.
The people behind Urban Dwellers not only enjoy amazing coffee, but also seek out creative, locally owned businesses from around the world that provide hope to they artisans they employ. All purchases at urbandwellers.biz support the people who make the products and our friends at One Life.
When it comes roasting coffee, Ironclad Coffee Roasters takes what they like to call a “micro-morphosis” philosophy. This entails carefully monitoring the minute changes that happen rapidly throughout the roasting process through painstaking testing and development of optimal roast profiles based on the unique characteristics of each individual coffee. Indeed, there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” approach to roasting coffee. Artisan roasting is equal parts art and science. We are proud to partner with Ironclad as the official roasters of Urban Dwellers Coffee!