coffee, for causes we care about

we stand for instigating innovation and making an impact

01 / 06

We all know the cost of living in Santa Barbara can make enjoying life here a hurdle. Our staff is paid more than minimum wage, and all our prices include 15% gratuity. We also offer benefits that rival some of the biggest companies in the world, and dedicate resources to developing our people. 

we pay a
living wage

5% of profit is donated

02 / 06

We donate 5% of our quarterly revenue to addressing our biggest concerns: systemic racism, the patriarchy's effect on women's reproductive rights, the safety of people of all gender identities and sexual orientations, the housing and homelessness crisis, climate change, and access to mental and physical healthcare.

closing the socioeconomic gap

03 / 06

Local laborers and skilled tradespeople, and service industry employees pay less, in an effort to close the socioeconomic gap in Santa Barbara. Mention at checkout for 10% off.

no upcharge for alternative milks

04 / 06

Your oat milk is on us. Meaning, we won't penalize you for your personal preferences — let alone allergy or sensitivity.

woman-owned + led

05 / 06

We're a woman-owned and led business, and we prioritize supporting other woman-owned businesses. From coffee beans, ceramics and snacks, to consulting with experts — we continue to support woman-identifying businesses with every opportunity.

repurposed pucks

06 / 06

We think the amount of waste most coffee shops produce is only contributing to many of our society's problems. Plus, from a business perspective, it's just stupid. We recycle, repurpose, and reuse our coffee pucks, putting them to use as a natural fabric dye and as substrate for growing mushrooms. You can buy a re-bandana or a re-shroom kit at the bus or online.

our partners


Campo Vans
Cory Motors


Meet the Source
Eat Good Stuff 


Handlebar Coffee
Mizuba Matcha
Pura Luna Apothecary
June Bloom Lavender
Straus Dairy


Isla Vista Compost Collective 
Public Department of Worms


Klapp Ceramics
Validation Ale

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