Brew Good. Do Good. It is more than a brand statement; it is our mission. As such, Buddy Brew is committed to serving our customers, suppliers, employees and our community both local and global.
Brew Good starts with a Direct Trade platform to ensure benefit to our global community. Direct Trade allows Buddy Brew to offer exceptional quality coffee sourced in a method that rewards the farmers and producers for quality, directly contributing to their economic and social sustainability. Buddy Brew forged its first Direct Trade relationship with coffee producers in Haiti. Our Haiti Bondye Lanmou beans benefit Haitian coffee producers, helping them build a sustainable income and provide local jobs, which yields food security and hope for a stronger future. Buddy Brew also features The Cup of Excellence (COE) winners. Our most recent COE offering was Rwanda, Nyakizu, lot 19. The Cup of Excellence (COE) is the most prestigious award given for top coffees, recognizing the highest quality product produced in the world. Beyond recognition, the farmer and regions receiving this award benefit economically for years to come as the region becomes a destination for coffee companies and award money is typically spent on farm improvements or family education. Brew Good means quality and conscience are passed down to our customer in every cup. We take every aspect of coffee as serious as the next. Starting sourcing only the best beans, hand roasting them in small micro batches to sweet delicious perfection and finally, with excruciating attention to detail and un surpassed passion, we craft our coffee beverages. The cup always tells the whole story and it never lies…
Do Good is why Buddy Brew exists. We are passionate about doing something bigger than ourselves and want to inspire the Buddy Brew community to do the same. Since we opened, we have supported a number of causes including: Cure on Wheels, benefiting the Moffit Cancer Center and All Children’s Hospital; Walk for Life, benefiting Life Impact Network; Vino, Java and Jazz, benefiting Easter Seals; Touch a Truck, benefiting Freedom Playground; Brews by the Bay, benefiting the Florida Aquarium; CITY Neiman Marcus Fashion Show, benefiting the Tampa Museum of Arts; and Patch Give A Ton Food Drive to help fight hunger in the Tampa Bay area. Buddy Brew has invested in building our local community by contributing to causes such as the Hyde Park Home Tour, raising funds for the Historic neighborhood that houses Buddy Brew; Barcamp Tampa Bay, a local technology convention; Kidmandment, an author’s lecture on raising stronger families; and by hosting local web casts and community forums for our local County Commissioner. In 2011, Buddy Brew donated over 10% of revenues in coffee and goods to charitable causes in our local communities. We’ve exceeded that number in 2012 .
We believe in the power of coffee to bring joy, brighten a day and do good. As important, Buddy Brew is a small business, and small business is the backbone of our economy. Buddy Brew employs 18 people; eighteen new jobs created for our local community in the 2.5 years since we opened. We work hard to create an encouraging, motivating and inspiring atmosphere with opportunity for growth.
Brew Good. Do Good.