Michigan Coffees for Change


Michigan Coffees for Change provide a direct pipeline of support to people working to strengthen the communities of our great state. A portion of the proceeds from each sale benefits the following dedicated organizations:


When you drink Michigan BOLD, you’re partnering with Higher Grounds & the Michigan Land Use Institute to support strong communities in the Great Lakes State.



Start with generations of hardworking families. Add a fifth of the world’s freshwater, flavor with four seasons of beauty, brew, & serve proudly! Purchasing this superior fair trade coffee roasted in Traverse City supports the Michigan Land Use Institute’s persistent advocacy for the things that Michiganders care about most—our dynamic cities, gorgeous beaches, productive farms, and spirited communities. Learn more at mlui.org.





When you drink Michigan STRONG, you’re partnering with Higher Grounds & the Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center to stand against child sexual abuse in the Great Lakes State.


Imagine a safer community for Children. A place where abuse will not be tolerated. Ever. That place is here, that time is now. Purchasing this superior fair trade coffee roasted in Traverse City supports efforts to end child sexual abuse in the place we call home: Michigan. Embrace Zero Tolerance for Child Abuse! Suspicious that a child may be in harm’s way? Give the child a voice and dial 855-444-3911 immediately. Learn more at traversebaycac.org.





When you drink Michigan BRIGHT, you’re partnering with Higher Grounds and Focus: HOPE to fight racism & inequality in southeast Michigan.


In 1968, Focus: HOPE founders pledged intelligent, practical action to overcome racism, poverty & injustice. More than four decades later, Focus: HOPE continues to provide outstanding workforce development programs that have helped thousands enter the economic mainstream, supplied food & needs, & enacted innovative neighborhood revitalization efforts. Focus: HOPE believes in Detroit, her citizens, & the bright future ahead! Learn more at focushope.edu.




When you drink Michigan SMOOTH, you’re partnering with Higher Grounds & Gleaners Community Food Bank to fight hunger in southeast Michigan.



Gleaners brings relief from hunger to thousands of individuals in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe & Livingston counties. Through more than 600 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters & schools, Gleaners distributes emergency food to children, seniors & working families who struggle to meet their basic needs. Of every dollar donated, Gleaners uses 94 cents for food programs. One dollar provides 3 meals for a hungry neighbor. Learn more at www.gcfb.org.

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