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.
Some of Our Favorite Stories —
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.
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.