Toms Roasting Co. Coffee

The intersection of capitalism and compassion isn’t really a busy one, but once in a while you see a success story that results in more than just fat pockets. Toms, the company that gives a pair of shoes to needy children whenever a customer buys a pair themselves, is now bringing that same thoughtful approach to the coffee game.

The Toms Roasting Co. offers gourmet coffee both online and in their Austin, TX, and Venice, CA, stores, as well as at Whole Foods. With every bag of coffee purchased, Toms will provide one week of clean water to a person in need. Each region that Toms’ sources its beans from produces a signature flavor profile, like Rwanda Roast, while the beans are then roasted in the U.S. More Toms Roasting Co. Cafes are planned to open in New York, Portland, and San Francisco soon. [Purchase]