MARQUETTE — This Friday Contrast Coffee in Downtown Marquette is raising support for the Women’s Center, and all it costs to contribute to this good cause is the price of a cup of coffee.
All day on January 3, profits brought in from sales of the Blackberry Cobbler Latte–one of Contrast Coffee’s most popular winter drinks–will be donated to the Women’s Center. Contrast Coffee will also be collecting donations, and a representative from the Women’s Center will be at the shop to answer questions and to talk with the community from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This is all part of Contrast Coffee’s 906 Days, where the staff comes together to give back to important causes in the community.
“We really feel that coffee is community, and we want to be giving back and partnering with local organizations that are doing amazing things in the community,” said Chris Cheney, one of the owners of Contrast Coffee. “So we’re always getting suggestions from customers, from employees, from all over the place. There were several team members here in Marquette that had volunteered at the Women’s Center and had connections there and were really passionate about that. Just hearing the impact that they were having there was incredible, so we’re excited to be part of it.”
Part of Contrast Coffee’s mission has always been to have an impact on the community. This is the third 906 Day the coffee shop has put on so far, and they anticipate hosting many more in the coming years.
“We love coffee, but we really wanted to have a company that made a difference in what we were doing, from the way that we source our products, to the way that we survive in a community,” said Cheney. “We feel like there’s an important role that a coffee shop has in a community. People come here to meet with friends and family and conduct business and all sorts of things. We always say, ‘Coffee is community,’ so we try to embody that. It was something that we talked about for a long time, and then last year we really said, ‘How do we make that a bigger push as who we are as a company?'”
If you’d like to donate to the Women’s Center at Friday’s event, you can bring in cash or a needed item. You can find a list of those items here.