Happy Cup Coffee is a specialty coffee roaster in NE Portland that was created to fulfill three missions:
1. Offer employment, a competitive wage and a full life to adults with disabilities in our local community – our People with Potential.
2. Help create a better future for the disabled by donating a percentage of our profits to vocational and recreational programming for this community.
3. Deliver a responsible, great-tasting cup of coffee.
Individuals with disabilities want to thrive and be productive members of society. But, with more than two-thirds of this group unemployed, many don’t have the opportunity to join the workforce and experience the satisfaction of a job well done. At Happy Cup Coffee, we create jobs for adults with disabilities. Our employees do everything from hand-packaging our coffee to creating labels to sales. So, with every bag of coffee you buy, you help to reverse the inequities the disabled face in the world of employment.
Our mission goes beyond the borders of our community. We also promote a better future for farmers and for our planet by making every effort to only purchase ethically-traded coffees from small coffee farms around the world.
We are People with Potential. And we make great coffee.
Batch roasted by people with potential; Oregonians with disabilities who want to lead productive lives.
Individuals with disabilities want to thrive and be productive. But with unemployment rates topping 78% amongst the disabled—the majority aren’t able to experience the satisfaction one gets from a job well done. With every pound of coffee you buy, you commit to reversing the inequities those with disabilities face in the world of employment.
Partnering with Kabum™ creating a better future for the folks 6 blocks away, and 6,000 miles away.
We make every effort to source the best, ethicially traded coffee, using some of the best beans grown anywhere on the planet.
All backed by a business model that’s fully, entirely and whole-heartedly humanitarian-based. Who wouldn’t drink to that?
12 Years of supporting
people with potential.
Happy Cup is a program of Full Life which has been making a difference in Portland for over 12 years! Full Life has built a solid, well-recognized and awarded organization that helps everyone reach their potential for a happy, productive and full life. Imaginative programs, skilled staff and a caring community of friends and families have made Full Life an energetic, ever-growing and essential presence in the area.