Good Deed Coffee Company was recently started by Dallas businessman John Poston.
John is the father of three, including Michael, an enterprising young man who happened to be born with Down syndrome.
Since first receiving Michael’s diagnosis, John, his family and friends have devoted countless hours and resources ensuring that Michael and others like him could have the best lives possible. In 1998 they established the Rise School of Dallas to provide an early childhood education unlike any other.
Now that Michael is age 22 his needs have changed.
According to John, after housing, the biggest obstacle for an intellectually and developmentally delayed (IDD) adult is the opportunity for financial independence.
Determined to create better than minimum wage incomes for Michael and his peers, John began to look at a variety of possibilities.
He thought of something that people do everyday.
He learned that some 75% of adults in the US drink coffee and that coffee was a $20 billion industry.
In an exhausting effort, he sourced the finest craft-roasted coffee that just so happens to be the world’s most farmer-friendly coffee producer.
Next, he created a unique sales model guaranteeing that an IDD adult is involved with every sale and earns a generous commission.
When you purchase coffee from Michael and others, not only are you getting a premium beverage, you are doing a good deed.
Perhaps our slogan says it best:
Excellent Coffee, Extraordinary People.
When you buy coffee from me, I earn money.
I’m saving my paychecks for my own room at Daymark Living.
It’s a great feeling to be able to be more independent.