Hope Brews Here
Coffee for a Cause
During a normal school year, it was always challenging to find vocational placements for our special needs high schoolers who attend New Horizons Academy. Well, 2020 was anything but normal. With higher unemployment rates in Northwest Ohio and so many public health restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, vocational placements were more challenging than ever.
We set out to create our own career center with in-house vocational training and employment opportunities for our students. The most exciting aspect of this facility was the creation of a fully functional coffee shop and roastery, Special Grounds Coffee Co., staffed by many of our special needs high school students.
Our coffee shop provides customers with a warm and inviting environment to come and enjoy coffee with their friends and family. It also features a drive-up window for those wanting coffee on the go.
We are also roasting, packaging and selling our delicious coffees to individuals, businesses and wholesale accounts across the country.
We are so excited for the amazing opportunities this facility provides to our students and individuals with disabilities in our community. We look forward to serving you!
Special Grounds Coffee Co.
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What you get with every cup
There is so much history in every sip of our coffee. Whether coming from Uganda, Guatemala, Brazil, or one of the many other countries we offer, you can be assured that every bean was sorted (usually by hand) and cared for by the farmers that take pride in their work. That is why we are so happy to get our coffees from importers who are taking the time to ensure, not only the quality of beans being provided to you, but the quality of life of the farmers.
A portion of our beans are fair trade and organic. We thoroughly believe in the motto “Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime”. Our quality process begins with these hard working farmers and ends with our service of coffee to you.
Where coffee is grown has profound impacts on the flavor and quality of the coffee bean. How coffee is grown has profound impacts on the farmers, regions and environment. Our coffees deliver unique flavor notes curated by the conditions & countries they were grown in.
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We take pride in getting the freshest roasted coffee in your hands. We take all the intricate details of every bean in to mind – from the density of the beans to the region of origin – to ensure the most flavor and aroma be served in every cup.
Coffee roasting is a complex process that involves the careful application of heat to green coffee beans in an effort to transform the life contained within each seed – acids, sugars, proteins, etc – into delightful aromas of roasted nuts, malts, chocolate, flowers, fruits, berries, and more.
We are proud of the coffee we serve and know you will love it as much as we do!
Coffee With a Mission
Great Coffee. Great Cause.
Special Grounds Coffee Co. hand-roasts green coffee beans locally to ensure fresh, rich flavors while blending cultures and tastes of the world into each cup.
In addition to providing much needed vocation experience to individuals with disabilities, profits from Special Grounds Coffee Co. are invested back into mission organizations, both locally and in the countries where our coffee was grown.
Our desire is to support mission projects that meet physical needs for families like clean water and a safe place to live. These organizations are also able to minister to families in their time of need and for years after.
With Special Grounds Coffee, you are able to support missions while enjoying some of the best coffee in the world.
What Our Customers Say
Love the Coffee Cake Cold Brew! My husband likes it so much he wants me to buy another cold brew maker.
Cool Mint Creme. Woah! If you love mint flavor, then this coffee is for you. You'll definitely want to pour a second cup.
I have never really found a coffee that I just truly love, but my first taste of the Blueberry Crumble was a little taste of heaven! I can’t wait to have my coffee in the morning now! I also love supporting a great cause, too.
Cinnamon Buttercream is awesome! It is the right amount of cinnamon and an amazing, sweet buttercream flavor.
Wake Up Well is the perfect balance of brightness and richness…the best way to start your morning well.
I look forward to waking up and having the Red, White, and Blueberry every morning.
Special Grounds' Colombian roast was smooth, balanced, and bold. It is the perfect coffee for a cold morning.
Blueberry Crumble...game changer.
No cream or sugar needed when you take a sip of Special Ground’s Ugandan coffee! This coffee boasts a smooth & flavorful taste that keeps you coming back for refill after refill. Highly recommend.
The Peppermint Pig is a must try! It has a smooth and creamy flavor with just the right amount of mint that isn’t overwhelming.
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