At its core it is simple - great coffee. Millions of people wake up every day to a cup of coffee, and our goal is to start your day off tremendously. We also want to leave this world off a bit better than when we entered it. These two passions are what drive us to create great coffee.
Why Seventh?This is where our story gets interesting. On August 22nd, 2017, founder Mike Gatopoulos’ son, Jack, was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Williams Syndrome. Williams Syndrome is a genetic condition that is present at birth and can affect anyone. It is characterized by medical problems, including cardiovascular disease, developmental delays, and learning challenges. These often occur side by side with striking verbal abilities, highly social personalities and an affinity for music. It affects around 1 in 10,000 people. Williams syndrome is caused by the spontaneous deletion of 26-28 genes on chromosome 7, hence Seventh Coffee Company. Our logo is missing part of the 7 as a constant reminder to us of what we’re doing, and why we’re here.
Jack prefers his coffee in a plastic cup, with milk,
and chocolate sauce, hold the coffee.
What is a social enterprise?
While most companies strive only for profit, a social enterprise is designed with more than profit in mind. While, yes, we aim to be profitable, we aim to improve upon the world in a meaningful way, both through ethical sourcing, and charitable donations. A portion of every dollar sold is donated directly to the causes we support. We don't want to tie ourselves down with a specific percentage, or amount we donate, so we say that a minimum amount from every bag sold goes to charity. We figure after our costs, that is the bare minimum we will be able to donate, but we strive and hope for more.
Who do we help?
First and foremost we support the Williams Syndrome Association. Their mission is to advance the interests of all individuals with Williams syndrome throughout their lifespan by providing programming and resources, supporting research, promoting partnerships and connections, and ensuring that the infrastructure of the organization has the capacity to lead our community toward its goals. We also occasionally will have special runs to support local charities.
Please be aware, we are not affiliated in any way with the Williams Syndrome Association, or any other charity, association, or not for profit mentioned on this website.