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 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.
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.