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Since 2006, Holy Joe’s Café has been sending free coffee to U.S. military bases around the world. Our mission is simple: serving a little bit of home to those who serve our country.

From our humble beginning collecting cans of coffee in a church in Wallingford, Connecticut, we've grown to serve billions of cups of coffee and helped open over 300 coffee houses throughout the world, mainly in the Middle East but also in places like Africa, Europe, and even on board Navy ships and in NATO military hospitals.

Where the troops go, we go.

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Some of Our Favorite Stories —

 
 

Blackhawk Delivery

This Blackhawk mechanic was happy to receive a delivery from Holy Joe's in Kuwait in 2013. 


Mystic Monk Coffee

In the wilds of Wyoming, a small group of Carmelite Monks started roasting coffee in 2007 to support their community. The monks provide discounts to Holy Joe's when donations are low and we need to buy coffee. These Navy Seabees were happy to get some of the Mystic Monk coffee in Iraq in December 2007. 


Where to Start?

 

We send truckloads of coffee to military bases in the U.S. where troops are waiting for deployment. Whenever there is extra room in the overseas carrier, Holy Joe's supplies are used to fill in the extra space.

 

 

Keurig Green Mountain

Getting enough supplies has always been a challenge. Keurig (formerly Green Mountain Coffee) was one of our earliest donors. We couldn't have done it without their support!


The Marines Have Landed

The Special Forces take precedence with Holy Joe's. Sometimes, when donations are low we can't ship to all locations. In those cases, the coffee goes to our Special Forces. These Marines are in Camp Dwyer, Afghanistan in 2011.


Coffee Love!

Holy Joe's loves sending coffee to the NATO ROLE 3 Multi Medical Unit at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. These fine women and men are experts in combat trauma & emergency care and are the first people to help the wounded.

 

 
 
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The coffee is a force multiplier for the Chaplain Corps,” said Chaplain (Capt.) Keith Manry, 36th Wing chaplain. “Every time they have a cup of coffee, they are reminded that somebody cares about them. Even though I may only walk through the unit a couple times a month, the Chaplains Corps presence is felt on a daily basis, which is huge.
— ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE NEWS, October 27, 2016
‘Holy Joe’s is the conduit for chaplains who set up an oasis, not in size but in purpose. It’s a taste of home through coffee, which is the most important place for people when they’re in the midst of havoc,’ said Thomas Jastermsky, founder, Holy Joe’s Café.
— MARINES NEWS, August 28, 2014
Sometimes a small cup of coffee can make a big difference. It can be a taste of home for members of the military abroad, offering consistency and comfort in difficult times.
— THE FIRST PULL/National Coffee Association, May 26, 2015
‘The military fights for the freedom to enjoy a good cup of coffee,’ Wheeler said. ‘The donated coffee serves as a reminder to the service members that people are still thinking about them.’
— DVIDS, May 19, 2015
 
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Holy Joe’s Café

Holy Joe's Cafe Inc
61 N Plains Industrial Rd #377
Wallingford, CT 06492

Press & Donors Contact:

Thomas Jastermsky, founder
Holy Joe’s Café
203-859-0031
holyjoescafe@att.net