Coffee... with a Cause
This phrase has become synonymous with Jumpy Monkey® Coffee since 2003. In 2003, the brand was bought by a family with the sole intention of using it to provide meaningful employment to individuals with disabilities. Besides serving this notable cause, the people involved with Jumpy Monkey® also established a goal of roasting the best coffee available.
Fast forward to 2014, and you will see great success has been achieved on both fronts. Besides providing excellent coffee in Sioux City, Jumpy Monkey® is now distributed by ten non-profit organizations in five states and well over one hundred individuals in the Jumpy Monkey® Family! As our loyal customers will tell you, we have learned to produce exceptional coffee through constant education and hard work, along with the help of some great friends in the coffee industry who are eager to help with our cause.
In recent past, Jumpy Monkey® has also expanded the idea of community stewardship by using its coffee as a method to raise funds for schools, churches, and other groups. The concept of a “good cause” helping another “good cause” has been a win-win opportunity that has funded Special Olympic groups, raised money for missionary groups to go abroad to help the less fortunate, and purchased computers and other educational supplies for schools in dozens of states. In fact, in 2012 the Iowa Network of Schools awarded us with the distinction of the best partnership between a business and a school in the state. In addition to the non profit organizations, we also provide various coffee shops, businesses, and restaurants with high quality espresso coffee.
In the future, Jumpy Monkey®, and the founding family who remains very active in the company plan to continue expanding the concepts of providing meaningful employment to individuals with disabilities and producing exceptional coffee. Looking back, we know the success we have achieved over the years has been a direct result of the people who purchase Jumpy Monkey® coffee one bag at a time. We want to thank our loyal customers for all the support over the years and hope you have not only enjoyed our coffee but felt very good in knowing you have been supporting a noble cause. We start out each day hoping to make a difference, and experience has shown that together we can make the world a better place one cup of coffee at a time.
Since October 2014, we have partnered with New Perspectives Inc. (NPI), a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the lives of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities through innovative, individualized programs and services. Part of our goal has always been to provide a life of possibilities for individuals with disabilities through meaningful employment. Employment allows our employees to gain valuable work skills and earn a paycheck. More importantly, a steady job gives individuals the experience of feeling the satisfaction and reward of being part of a successful company and contributing to a very visible business in the community. Accomplishing these goal is the reason we have partnered with NPI.