Visit us at the State Farmers Market (1202 Agriculture Street) Thursday - Sunday!

Welcome to 321 Coffee

Who Are We?

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.

Our Mission



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.



Matthew Schwab


"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."


Emma Wissink


"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."

Our Story


Learn more about how we started.

Our Team


Meet the baristas that are brewing up smiles at 321 Coffee.

What's Brewing?


We're getting involved in our community. Here's how:

Get Involved


Are you passionate about our mission? Then find out how you can get involved.

About Us


Learn more about what 321 Coffee is doing and the people that are moving it forward.

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