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Jonathan and Shelly Spirit Mountain Coffee  - Dominican RepublicThe past year has been an adventure, a wild ride we could not have planned for.  We are so grateful to our hometown Tyler and our online patrons that have given legs to Porch Culture. On our own we are just an idea or a good concept.  With you we are a business.  Bit by bit the word is spreading and Porch Culture is growing.

We are learning as we grow, working to honor both the farmers who grow our coffee and ,you, our PC Patrons.

our giving | finding sustainability 

We believe all of us have the opportunity to tell a better story through the way we live and the choices we make.  For us that means keeping people at the center of what we do.  This is why we source, roast, and deliver the way we do.  This is also why we give a portion of online sales to redemptive work.

In terms of giving we decided early on that we would rather start big and pull back than always be in a posture of waiting until we had enough to give. Our giving structure thus far has been $3/bag from online sales to one of our non-profit partners.  Over this past year we have been able to support some great redemptive work, in the DR and right here in Tyler.

However, it seems we let out the reigns on our idealism a little too much.  Our current giving model is not sustainable for the operational costs of the business.  And, in the end we want sustainability from farm to porch.  We want it for the farmers.  We want it for Tyler.  And as business owners we want it for ourselves.

Do not fear, we are not abandoning ship.  We have simply gone back to the drawing board,  We’ve come up with what we believe is sustainable for us as a business while still giving to redemptive work.  We feel both are an important part of telling a better story through coffee.

Impacting globally | Starting March 1, $1 from every bag sold online will be given to the Doulos Discovery School.

Impacting locally | We have been plotting how to let goodness run wild with our local non-profit partners. We have a few ideas up our sleeves.We need to do a little more collaborating to make sure the final decision works for everyone involved.  Stay tuned for the details.

Thank you for choosing Porch Culture Coffee and allowing us to be a part of redemptive work from farm to porch.  We will continue with our current giving structure through the end of February.  If you have any questions we would be happy to answer them:

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Beyond measure | Thankfulness

Thanks to the Intrepid Radicals who inspire us to dream and to act

Its been about 1 year since PC Coffee became an official business.  We’ve come a long way in a year’s time and it has been a group effort for sure.

These thanks are by no means exhaustive but a start to a very long, ever growing list…

To the ones we do know

Chad and Krista who daringly and trustingly jump off one cliff after another.

Josh and Stacy who took us into their home while we learned the business.

Jim and Rafael who volunteered to teach two total strangers everything they know.

Our Parents and siblings who love and support us despite our crazy antics.

The farmers and harvesters who do the hardest, most overlooked part of coffee work.

The Doulos Discovery Family who equip and serve and impact everyday.

The early adopters whose support put legs on our business.

And the newest member of our family business.

Owner's of the Spirit Mountain coffee farm in the Dominican Republic

To the ones we have yet to meet

Shane who opened our eyes that another world is possible.

Don who helped us to tell a better story.

Michael, Eric, and Joel who taught us that our choices reflect our beliefs.

Wendell who loves his community with a fiery passion

To The One who knows us best

You lead the way.  We can only follow.

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Meeting Folks

local love | working toward change

We love the chance to sit down over a cup of coffee with people that love this city for its potential.  As we spread the word of profoundly good coffee and work to establish ourselves as a Tyler local business we have had the honor of crossing paths with some flat out amazing folks.  We revel in the optimism and hope  these guys have for their city.  We cherish the conversations that weave stories together and create a deeper community.

These local businesses and organizations love this city and its people through their work.  Get to know these folks and brace yourselves Tyler; because of these intrepid radicals, you are on your way from good to profoundly good.

The Fix Shop | Come Together Trading | Moss – Where flowers are fair | Mission Tyler | For the Silent | Sweet Hope Cafe and Cake Shop | East Texas Community Food Coalition | True Vine Brewing

This is not to say these are the only local places that love this city…These are just the amazing folks we have had the chance to actually meet.  There are many more we are still eager to sit down with.

We will bring the coffee.