321 Coffee is a nonprofit coffee shop that operates at the North Carolina State Farmers' Market in the Raleigh area, along with events in the community, and is staffed by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Provide fulfilling engagements to persons of intellectual and developmental disabilities
Promote an individual identity through a unique customer service environment
Recognize uniqueness of all and their contributions to society
Combine the strengths of the community of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the Raleigh community to create something greater than what one could do alone
Inspire customers to integrate with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities while promoting societal unity.
"I am lucky to have a disability - I have Down Syndrome.
My favorite part [of 321 Coffee] is that the organization allow the community of people with disabilities like me to have something to do that is like what typical people do.
We are lucky to work with 321 Coffee."
"Sometimes I feel like I'm a person trapped inside a person with a disability. And I want a change to show the world about us.
Sometimes I feel like there are two communities; 'us' and 'them', and I'd like there to be one."
Learn more about how we started.
Meet the baristas that are brewing up smiles at 321 Coffee.
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Learn more about what 321 Coffee is doing and the people that are moving it forward.
321 Coffee appreciates donations to support our organization and its mission.