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Our Mission

Happy Cup Coffee is a specialty coffee roaster in NE Portland with two very simple goals:

1. Offer employment, at a competitive wage, to adults with disabilities in our local community – our People with Potential.

2. Deliver a responsible, great-tasting cup of coffee.

Batch roasted by people with potential

Individuals with disabilities want to thrive and be productive members of society. As a social enterprise, Happy Cup provides a pathway for individuals who have aged out of special education programming. Through sustainable employment opportunities, Happy Cup offers real life skill building with a level of cultural relevance that is sorely lacking in most employment programs for special needs adults. Our “People with Potential” have a hand in every aspect of our business. Bagging, labeling, weighing coffee, and developing the creative blend names are all part of a Happy Cupper’s daily duties.  Our goal is to pair great coffee with a great cause.

With every pound of coffee you buy, you commit to reversing the inequities those with disabilities face in the world of employment.

We are People with Potential.

Creating a better future for the folks 6 blocks away, and 6,000 miles away.

Our mission goes beyond the borders of our community. We also promote a better future for farmers and for our planet by making every effort to source the best, ethically traded coffee, using some of the best beans grown anywhere on the planet.

Happy Cup Coffee is ethically farmed and traded from coffee growing regions throughout the world. It is batch roasted 18 lbs at a time, to ensure the highest quality flavor, and a well-balanced cup.

All backed by a business model that’s fully, entirely, and whole-heartedly humanitarian-based. Who wouldn’t drink to that?

Fundraising for non-profits and disabled providers

We partner with non-profits and organizations within the disabled community to be a source of fundraising. Contact us about promoting Happy Cup to your audience, and get money back for your cause.

Please contact us.

Email: coffee@happycup.com
Phone: 503-484-0842