In 2004, Tom Thompson and Tony Morgan, two men with a passion for coffee and people, formed Rock Solid Coffee Company to raise funds for a Winona, Minnesota center serving at-risk youth. Their idea was to sell premium quality coffees through coffeehouses and local grocers, including Thompsonís own Midtown Foods, and then donate the profits to the youth center, providing a reliable source of funding for a worthwhile community program. As the business grew, and they learned of the terrible poverty of children in so many coffee-producing communities, they felt compelled to expand the reach of Rock Solid Coffee to serve those children as well.
Our mission to build a lasting future for children in coffee communities and North America - one cup at a time - is reflected in our commitment to serve the needs of coffee families and their neighbors on Angelina Mountain, near Matagalpa, Nicaragua, the source of our Angelina Estate Coffee, where we support an infant and youth nutrition program, and health clinic. As the company grows, it is our deepest hope that purchases of Rock Solid Coffee will support many worthwhile endeavors, both around the world and here at home.
Headquartered in Winona, Minnesota, Rock Solid Coffee brings together coffee artisans experienced in sourcing and roasting fine coffees, and professionals who have led successful careers in retail food, sales and business management. The common threads are a passion for serving people and great coffee - and a commitment that all those whose lives are touched by the organization, especially those at the foundation of the coffee industry, should benefit.
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- "The Best Coffee for the Best Reasons"
Tom Thompson and Tony Morgan