If you walk by 750 Ellis any weekday morning, you’ll be drawn into the City Hope Café! This is where we welcome the Tenderloin community to enjoy a free warm latte or cup of coffee, and where they can relax to catch up with friends and even community providers over a house-baked pastry or granola in our beautiful Community Living Room space. Sometimes organizations are holding workshops in the back, sometimes guests are helping with our garden or helping each other, sometimes staff are catching up with guests while practicing their latte art. Our safe and caring atmosphere draws people in day after day, and we are so proud to extend our hospitality to the community.
At every City Hope gathering, we are committed to personalized service and high-quality food. We serve over 200 guests a week in our new Café, so our baristas are busy and our coffee supply has to be big. And in San Francisco, coffee is a big deal. As a nonprofit coffeehouse, how can our baristas offer the very best coffee to our guests?
Business partners make it happen! Two very generous local coffee companies, Verve Coffee Roasters and Saint Frank Coffee, keep us supplied with enough beans to offer high quality coffee every day. Their partnerships with City Hope show what committed businesses can offer to the community - their coffee brings the Tenderloin together at our Café. We are so grateful for the ongoing donations from Verve and Saint Frank, and are proud that the City Hope Café can offer their industry-leading coffee.
Giving back to our communities is a crucial thread of Verve's brand ethos - whether it's at Farmlevel where we give back to our farming partners at origin, or in the communities and neighborhoods where we serve our customers here. It is with profound humility that we contribute to the important work of City Hope Café. Fostering community by way of moments shared over coffee - this might be the most important work of all that we can create together. Thank you, City Hope Café, for allowing us to be part of this incredible program.
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