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Joven Coffee donates free bags of coffee to teachers at Grand Rapids Public Schools

Posted at 11:08 AM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 11:08:00-04

It's National Coffee Day, so raise a cup or two to celebrate! Frankie Volkema, the founder of Joven Coffee, is spreading the joy a cup of Joe brings to educators in West Michigan by donating bags of coffee to Grand Rapids Public Schools.

For every bag of Joven purchased on or in-store at Schuil Coffee and Sparrows Coffee in Grand Rapids between National Coffee Day on Tuesday, September 29 and Sunday, October 4, a bag will be donated to teachers at Grand Rapids Public Schools.

Joven’s mission is to celebrate and highlight great coffee from young producers.

Frankie became the world’s youngest professional coffee grader last year at just 13-years-old and recently launched Joven Coffee to support the next generation of coffee farmers and inspire young people’s involvement in the industry.

In an industry where the average age of farmers is over 55, Joven buys coffee from farmers under 35 to encourage and support sustainability and the future of coffee.