The Refuge Coffee is owned by Catholic Charities Community Services based in Phoenix, Ariz. Proceeds from the coffee go to support several of Catholic Charities programs such as housing for veterans, educating children, foster care and adoption, help for sex trafficked survivors and more.
Since 1934, Catholic Charities has worked in the Valley of the Sun and northern Arizona to bring help to vulnerable men, women and children. Through more than 20 programs, more than 100,000 people living in Arizona receive help they need to escape poverty, rebuild their lives and get on a path to hope. You can learn more by visiting the Catholic Charities blog.
In 2011, Catholic Charities worked with the non-profit leadership development program called AZ LeaderForce to embark on a mission to develop a consistent revenue stream to support its mission. Inspired by a coffee resell program in Colorado, they launched The Refuge Coffee, in Phoenix, Ariz, and set out to become one of the best proprietary coffee blends.
The first batch was roasted, packaged and distributed locally in Fall 2012 and sold to friends and family members. Today, it's grown to three product lines: The Refuge premium coffee roast made from 100% Arabica coffee beans; The Refuge Especial which is our unique ground coffee blend. All products are custom roasted/prepared in micro batches to maintain the highest quality and freshness. The Refuge Coffee is now available at multiple retailers and café's throughout the Valley.
We hope coffee and tea lovers will enjoy this great brew and their opportunity to support the local community. Help us build a better Arizona, one cup at a time!