All Cleveland Coffee aims to create habit of philanthropy

All Cleveland Coffee’s three roasts. Photo courtesy of All Cleveland Coffee

All Cleveland Coffee, a new Cleveland-based coffee brand, launched in July with a mission of giving back to the local community through caffeinated experiences.

CEO Samantha Friedman-Ciuni says each bag sold equates to three meals donated to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. Within its first two months, it donated more than 20,000 meals to the food bank.

At the center of the venture is three roasts – a light roast bearing the Cleveland Guardians team colors on the packaging, a medium roast with the Cleveland Cavaliers colors and a dark roast with the Cleveland Browns colors. Its beans are sourced through Café Femenino, a women-led coffee farming group founded in 2003 by Peruvian women farmers alongside Organic Products Trading Co., and roasted by Solstice Roasters in downtown Cleveland.

“It’s always giving back first and the profits second,” Friedman-Ciuni says. 

Founded alongside her college friend and entrepreneur Aaron Fazulak, NFL Hall of Famer and former Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas and six-time MMA champion Stipe Miocic, the habitual act of drinking coffee is a motivational driver to get coffee drinkers to feel the same way about community philanthropy, says Friedman-Ciuni, a congregant of B’nai Jeshurun Congregation in Pepper Pike. All Cleveland Coffee has a goal to donate a million meals in its first three years.

Find All Cleveland Coffee at, Lake Road Market in Rocky River and Cleveland Clothing Co., both online and its various local retail locations throughout Northeast Ohio.

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