Hey Nashville Baristas and Coffee Lovers!
If you haven’t checked out Humphrey Street Coffee yet it’s worth your taste buds and your time.
Based in The Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood of Nashville, Humphrey Street is a non-profit roasting company focusing on giving teenagers in the community jobs. Whoever works for the roasting company, usually bagging coffee, not only gets paid but also has money set aside in a college fund. Humphrey Street is able to do this by being under Harvest Hands, another non-profit focused on developing neighborhoods in South Nashville by mentorship, leadership and assisting in economic development.
Humphrey Street’s logo is “Drink Good Coffee for a Change”. And, I know this sounds like a plug, but think of it this way: As baristas and coffee lovers we’re very focused on helping farming communities where coffee is grown. This is something I believe we need to be doing. But, we just as often need to focus on helping our communities locally, even going to the extent of providing jobs. This is just as important. Humphrey Street and Harvest Hands aren’t trying to change the world. They’re just focusing on South Nashville. The city’s culture speaks for itself. This is something we can get behind. We want to support what’s nearby.
So, next time your hopper runs out stop by Humphrey Street to check out which batches they just roasted. From one coffee geek to another this is a place you should know about.