Through craft roasting exceptional coffees, Central City Coffee provides job training opportunities for previously homeless people. Sales of Central City Coffee supports Central City Concern’s mission by providing clients with opportunities to learn transferable skills through the coffee trade; specifically evaluating taste, packaging, sales and distribution, and wholesale account management. Central City Coffee is in the unique position to break the cycle of addiction and poverty in Portland.
Central City Coffee was started by Marcus Young, a US Barista Competition head judge and regular author and lecturer in the coffee industry. Marcus oversees every aspect of the enterprise, including job training programs, green coffee sourcing and product development, expanding wholesale accounts, and customer support and training. He is devoted to sharing the science, craftsmanship, and trends in specialty coffee while creating opportunities for personal and economic growth throughout coffees’ supply chain.
Would you like to try some new coffees in your office? We recommend switching your coffee every six months and it’s easy to do with samples or a complementary coffee tasting. We have over 40 coffees from the best local roasters to choose from.