Update #4 June 22nd: Many more brands have been added to the complete list and map below, and several of these promotions are live as of today. 

Over the last 24 hours, more brands large and small have joined this effort across the United States and even in the UK! Join us and register to raise funds for ASAP this weekend!

We’re organizing a nationwide fundraiser this weekend—June 22nd-24th 2018—to support the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP), working to connect refugee families in America to community support and legal aid. Like so many Americans, we are horrified by the Trump Administration’s attempted “zero tolerance” policy of separating families entering the United States as asylum seekers and refugees. The result—literal concentration camps for children—is offensive to all moral people.

Immigration policy is a huge, multifaceted, complex generational issue, and no previous administration has been perfect on it. At 12pm today current US President Donald Trump—in the face of overwhelming outrage from prominent members of both political parties, all 5 living First Ladies, former top federal prosecutors in the Department of Justice, and countless other Americans of every political, social and cultural background—signed a face-saving emergency decree to temporarily halt family separation at the border. But the human rights catastrophe continues, as thousands of families look for resources and accurate information for the steps post-detention. 

Fortunately there are advocacy groups stepping up to help. We’re calling on coffee companies and coffee drinkers alike nationwide to join us in raising funds for ASAP, a group fighting for refugee rights at the US border and resource distribution at the ground level. We’re calling the effort “Coffee For Families.”

ASAP’s project work includes providing resources and accurate information to detained individuals, working to reunite mothers with their children post-detainment, and filing lawsuits in federal court against ICE on behalf of individual clients. This weekend’s charitable action will go directly towards funding this meaningful work being done by the team at ASAP, just one of several laudable organizations fighting for refugee rights, including RAICES and our bi-annual Night of 1000 Pours partners at the American Civil Liberties Union. 

Here’s an updating map of participating brands around the country:

Partner Update #5 for June 22 (4pm PST):

The Arbor Lodge / Tanager Coffee Roasters — Portland, OR

Community Loaves — Jacksonville, Florida

Portland Roasting Coffee — Portland, Oregon (five locations)

Hovey & Harrison — Edwards, CO

Vagabond Coffee Co. — Jacksonville, Florida

Cafe Integral — Chicago, New York, Los Angeles (three locations)

BattleCat Coffee Bar — Asheville, NC

PennyCup Coffee Co. — Asheville, NC (three locations)

Partner Update #4 for June 22 (12pm PST):

Blueprint Coffee — St. Louis, MO

Tartine Bakery & Coffee Manufactory — San Francisco (2 locations)

Trade and Lore — Asheville and Charlotte, NC (2 locations)

Presta Coffee Roasters – Tucson, Arizona (2 locations)

Philter — Kennett Square, PA

Phoenix Coffee — Cleveland, Ohio (5 Locations)

1900 Barker Bakery and Cafe — Lawrence, KS

Oddly Correct — Kansas City, MO

Lamplighter Coffee Roasters — Richmond, VA (3 locations)

Palace Coffee Company — Amarillo, TX & Canyon, TX (4 Locations)

Partner Update #3 for June 22 (9am PST):

Relax, It’s Just Coffee — Mansfield, OH

ReAnimator Coffee — Philadelphia, PA (3 locations)

Okay Yeah Co. — Oklahoma City, OK

Gelateria Gemelli — Austin, TX

Post Coffee Company — Lees Summit, MO (2 locations)

Goat Hill Coffee & Soda — Kansas City, MO

Upper Left Roasters — Portland, OR

Sólo Espresso — New Orleans, LA

Rock City Employee Cooperative — Rockland, ME (2 locations)

Verve Coffee Roasters —Santa Cruz, Los Angeles, San Francisco (9 locations)

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Chrome Yellow Trading Co. — Atlanta, GA

Andytown Coffee Roasters — San Francisco, CA

Little Amps Coffee Roasters — Harrisburg, PA

Anelace Coffee — Minneapolis, MN

Ascension Coffee Roasters — Dallas, TX (5 locations)

East One Coffee Roasters — Brooklyn, NY

Stonemill Matcha — San Francisco, CA

Ultimo Coffee — Philadelphia, PA (3 locations)

Caffe Streets — Chicago, IL

Case Study Coffee — Portland, OR (3 locations)

Rosalind Coffee — Garland, TX

FUTURO — Phoenix, AZ

Edorffeine — Los Angeles, CA

Public Square Coffee House — San Diego, CA

KIOSKO/Smalltime Roasters — Portland, OR (2 locations)

Atkinsons Coffee Roasters — Lancaster & Manchester, UK (3 locations)

City & State — Memphis, TN

Mudhouse Coffee Roasters — Charlottesville, VA (3 locations)

Kickapoo Coffee Roasters — Viroqua, WI (2 locations)

Assembly Coffee Roasters — Pittsfield, MA (2 locations)

Brandywine Coffee Roasters — Wilmington, DE

Three Brothers Coffee — Nashville, TN

Dark Horse Coffee Roasters — San Diego, CA (3 locations)

Partner Update #2 for June 21 (1pm PST):

Blackwood Coffee Bar — Los Angeles

The Society Hotel — Portland, OR

Monarch Coffee — Kansas City, MO

Greater Goods Coffee Roasters — Austin, TX

Volta Coffee, Tea & Chocolate — Gainesville, FL

Carrier Roasting Co. — Northfield, VT

Partner Update #1 for June 21 (9am PST):

Intelligentsia Coffee — Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, New York City, San Francisco (multiple locations)

Counter Culture Coffee — Asheville, Atlanta, Emeryville, Boston, Charleston, Chicago, Durham, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle, Washington D.C. (multiple locations)

Toby’s Estate Coffee Roasters — Brooklyn, Manhattan (5 locations)

Onyx Coffee Lab — Bentonville, Fayetteville, Springdale, and Rogers, AR (4 locations)

Amethyst Coffee — Denver, CO

The Potters House — Washington, D.C.

New Gotham Coffee Community — Chicago, IL

Rising Star Coffee Roasters — Cleveland, Ohio (4 locations)

Sip Stir Coffee House — Dallas, TX

Flight Coffee Co — Bedford, NH

Coffee Party — El Paso, TX

Posies Bakery & Cafe — Portland, OR

Fleet Coffee — Austin, Texas

Chattahoochee Coffee — Atlanta, GA (2 locations)

Pleasant Pops — Washington, DC (2 locations)

Hillside Coffee & Donut — El Paso, TX

Coffee For Families Launch Partners:

Blacksmith — Houston, TX

Blue Bottle Coffee — Oakland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, Washington DC, Miami, Boston (multiple locations)

Coral Sword — Houston, TX

Cultivar Coffee — Dallas and Denton, TX (3 locations)

Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits — Waco, TX

Either / Or — Portland, OR (2 locations)

Everyman Espresso — Manhattan and Brooklyn, NYC (3 locations)

Evocation Coffee — Amarillo, TX

Four Letter Word — Chicago

Gimme! Coffee — Manhattan, Brooklyn, Upstate New York (7 locations)

Go Get Em Tiger, G&B Coffee — Los Angeles (3 locations)

Greenway Coffee — Houston, TX

Heart Coffee Roasters — Portland, OR (3 locations)

Houndstooth Coffee — Austin and Dallas, TX (6 locations)

La Colombe — Philadelphia, Washington DC, New York City, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, San Diego (multiple locations)

Marigold Coffee — Portland, OR

Metric Coffee — Chicago, IL

Morningstar — Houston, TX


Parlor Coffee — Brooklyn, NY

Pentacle Coffee — San Francisco, CA

Port of Mokha — Oakland, CA

Ritual Coffee Roasters — San Francisco and Napa, CA (6 locations)

Stumptown Coffee Roasters — Portland, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, NYC (multiple locations)

Sustainable Harvest — Portland, OR

Water Avenue Coffee — Portland, OR (2 locations)

If you’re a cafe owner or work with a coffee company that would like to get involved in this effort, please register your company here. We’d love to add you to the above list of brands raising money for ASAP this weekend.

ACLU executive director Anthony D. Romero summed up the moment today eloquently:

“The devil is in the details. This crisis will not abate until each and every single child is reunited with his or her parent. An eleventh-hour executive order doesn’t fix the calamitous harm done to thousands of children and their parents. This executive order would replace one crisis for another. Children don’t belong in jail at all, even with their parents, under any set of circumstances. If the president thinks placing families in jail indefinitely is what people have been asking for, he is grossly mistaken.”  — Anthony D. Romero, ACLU

Can’t make it to a cafe? Donate directly to ASAP online. Your donation is tax deductible. 

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