Our People


baristasOur baristas are refugees and immigrants who are learning about American work culture. They come from places like Bhutan, Burma, Iraq, Mexico and Somalia. While in our training program, they develop their English as well as customer service skills so that they may be able to find employment, support their families, and become contributing members of the community.

Who is a refugee?

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, a refugee is any person who is outside his home country owing to well-founded fear of persecution for reasons, of race, religion, nationality or political opinion.