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Coffee Just Raised $100,000 For The Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project

Last month, over the weekend of June 22nd-24th, Sprudge Media Network banded together with a couple hundred of our favorite cafes and coffee brands across the United States in a fundraiser benefitting the Asylum Seekers Advocacy Project. We called the event Coffee For Families, and it’s part of the outpouring of support ASAP has received over the last few weeks.

With most of the reporting in, the coffee community has raised $100,000 and counting for Asylum Seekers Advocacy Project. There’s still a few more partners left to report and we’ll be adding to that donation total in the coming days. All donations were made directly to ASAP—and if you’re moved by this effort to get involved, you can donate directly to ASAP right here.

“ASAP is so grateful to Sprudge Media and all the businesses that participated in Coffee for Families for raising over $100,000,” says ASAP Co-Founder and Co-Director Dorothy Tegeler, “Throughout the country, business owners and coffee drinkers not only raised money, but helped to raise awareness about the challenges facing asylum-seekers who come to the United States fleeing persecution. It is incredible to see such an outpouring of support.”

Thank you to our fellow media companies who took the time to report out this story, including Chicago Tribune, Eater Austin, Eater Dallas, Easter Houston, Eater Portland, and Grub Street. And a huge thanks very much to everyone who participated, shared, donated, and made this effort part of your life over that weekend in June.

There’s so, so much work left to be done, but it’s heartening to know that coffee’s capacity for leadership and advocacy runs so deep. We’ll be back again this fall with our next bi-annual Night of 1000 Pours event. If you’d like to get involved in this fall’s event, please reach out here.

Here’s a complete list of all the participanting companies in this fundraiser. Thank you all so much!

1900 Barker Bakery and Cafe — Lawrence, KS
Amethyst Coffee — Denver, CO
Andytown Coffee Roasters — San Francisco, CA
Anelace Coffee — Minneapolis, MN
The Arbor Lodge / Tanager Coffee Roasters — Portland, OR
Ascension Coffee Roasters — Dallas, TX
Assembly Coffee Roasters — Pittsfield, MA
Atkinsons Coffee Roasters — Lancaster & Manchester, UK
BattleCat Coffee Bar — Asheville, NC
Beantween Coffee — Manhattan Beach, CA
Blacksmith — Houston, TX
Blackwood Coffee Bar — Los Angeles
Blue Bottle Coffee — Oakland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, Washington DC, Miami, Boston
Blue Copper Coffee — Salt Lake City
Blueprint Coffee — St. Louis, MO
Brandywine Coffee Roasters — Wilmington, DE
Cafe Integral — Chicago, New York, Los Angeles
Caffe Streets — Chicago, IL
Carrier Roasting Co. — Northfield, VT
Case Study Coffee — Portland, OR
Chattahoochee Coffee — Atlanta, GA
Chrome Yellow Trading Co. — Atlanta, GA
City & State — Memphis, TN
The Coffee Ethic — Springfield, Missouri
Coffee Party — El Paso, TX
Community Loaves — Jacksonville, Florida
Coral Sword — Houston, TX
Counter Culture Coffee — Asheville, Atlanta, Emeryville, Boston, Charleston, Chicago, Durham, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle, Washington D.C.
Cultivar Coffee — Dallas and Denton, TX
Dark Horse Coffee Roasters — San Diego, CA
Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits — Waco, TX
East One Coffee Roasters — Brooklyn, NY
Edorffeine — Los Angeles, CA
Either / Or — Portland, OR
Everyman Espresso — Manhattan and Brooklyn, NYC
Evocation Coffee — Amarillo, TX
First Village Coffee — Ossining, NY
Fleet Coffee — Austin, Texas
Flight Coffee Co — Bedford, NH
Foster Sundry — Brooklyn, NY
Four Letter Word — Chicago
FUTURO — Phoenix, AZ
Gelateria Gemelli — Austin, TX
Gimme! Coffee — Manhattan, Brooklyn, Upstate New York
Go Get Em Tiger, G&B Coffee — Los Angeles
Goat Hill Coffee & Soda — Kansas City, MO
Greater Goods Coffee Roasters — Austin, TX
Greenway Coffee — Houston, TX
Hal’s Office — Albany, CA
Heart Coffee Roasters — Portland, OR
Houndstooth Coffee — Austin and Dallas, TX
Hovey & Harrison — Edwards, CO
Hillside Coffee & Donut — El Paso, TX
Intelligentsia Coffee — Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, New York City, San Francisco
Kaladi Coffee Roasters — Denver & Englewood, CO
Kickapoo Coffee Roasters — Viroqua, WI
Kindness and Mischief Coffee — Highland Park, CA
KIOSKO/Smalltime Roasters — Portland, OR
La Colombe — Philadelphia, Washington DC, New York City, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, San Diego
Lamplighter Coffee Roasters — Richmond, VA
Little Amps Coffee Roasters — Harrisburg, PA
Lupa’s Coffee — College Station, TX
Marigold Coffee — Portland, OR
Metric Coffee — Chicago, IL
Monarch Coffee — Kansas City, MO
Morningstar — Houston, TX
Mudhouse Coffee Roasters — Charlottesville, VA
New Gotham Coffee Community — Chicago, IL
No Booze on Sunday Podcast — El Paso, TX
Oatly
Oddly Correct — Kansas City, MO
Okay Yeah Co. — Oklahoma City, OK
Onyx Coffee Lab — Bentonville, Fayetteville, Springdale, and Rogers, AR
Ox Coffee — Philadelphia, PA
Palace Coffee Company — Amarillo, TX & Canyon, TX
Paperback Cafe — Mendocino County Covelo, CA
Parakeet Cafe — La Jolla, CA
Parlor Coffee — Brooklyn, NY
PennyCup Coffee Co. — Asheville, NC
Pentacle Coffee — San Francisco, CA
Philter — Kennett Square, PA
Phoenix Coffee — Cleveland, Ohio
Pleasant Pops — Washington, DC
Port of Mokha — Oakland, CA
Portland Roasting Coffee — Portland, Oregon
Posies Bakery & Cafe — Portland, OR
Post Coffee Company — Lees Summit, MO
The Potters House — Washington, D.C.
Presta Coffee Roasters – Tucson, Arizona
Public Square Coffee House — San Diego, CA
ReAnimator Coffee — Philadelphia, PA
Relax, It’s Just Coffee — Mansfield, OH
Rising Star Coffee Roasters — Cleveland, Ohio
Ritual Coffee Roasters — San Francisco and Napa, CA
Rock City Employee Cooperative — Rockland, ME
Rosalind Coffee — Garland, TX
Sip Stir Coffee House — Dallas, TX
The Society Hotel — Portland, OR
Sólo Espresso — New Orleans, LA
Stumptown Coffee Roasters — Portland, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, NYC
Sustainable Harvest — Portland, OR
Tartine Bakery & Coffee Manufactory — San Francisco
Three Brothers Coffee — Nashville, TN
Toby’s Estate Coffee Roasters — Brooklyn, Manhattan
Trade and Lore — Asheville and Charlotte, NC
Ultimo Coffee — Philadelphia, PA
Upper Left Roasters — Portland, OR
Vagabond Coffee Co. — Jacksonville, Florida
Verve Coffee Roasters —Santa Cruz, Los Angeles, San Francisco
Volta Coffee, Tea & Chocolate — Gainesville, FL
Water Avenue Coffee — Portland, OR

To learn more and donate directly to Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project, follow this link.

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