A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit a new coffee shop in town. Coffeehouse Five is a for-benefit coffeehouse in Greenwood that directs all proceeds to support stronger marriages and families in the community through five initiatives:
- Free pre-marital counseling.
- Free marriage counseling.
- Free addictions recovery programs.
- Free mentor couple training.
- Donation of 10% of proceeds to local food pantries.
Workers at Coffeehouse Five serve as volunteers so that more money can go toward these five initiatives.
The place had a great vibe and a good combination of quieter spaces for one or two people, along with tables for group meetings. The day I was there, it looked like a local church staff had decided to hold its meeting there. I am not a coffee drinker but my caffeinated friend said she couldn’t decide between all the great options. (I am a tea drinker and was personally a bit disappointed in the selection in that department.) The shop also sold all sorts of bakery treats and healthier, locally produced snacks.
I hope Coffeehouse Five succeeds, both in business and in accomplishing their greater mission.