Veteran Roasters

Veteran Roasters Cup O’ Joe coffee was founded with a very simple mission: find veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and give them an opportunity to gain back their dignity while roasting some great coffee! In partnership with a Chicago roasting company, Passion House Coffee Roasters, Veteran Roasters trains and employs Chicagoland veterans to provide individual growth and provide skills and employment opportunities in the growing coffee industry.

There are over 400,000 veterans in Chicago – several thousand of whom are homeless or chronically unemployed. Last year,  hundreds of thousands of veterans were homeless for at least one night in America. 

Veteran Roasters not only pays a living wage, but assists veteran employees with proper housing, child care, and support so they can concentrate on bettering themselves and roasting some of the best coffee beans from all around the world. 

Veteran Roasters is proudly veteran-owned and every bag purchased provides a job opportunity for a homeless or at-risk veteran.