Freedom Blend Coffee, an enterprise of Freedom for Youth Ministries, is a full-service coffee business that empowers youth and young adults through Christ-centered employment training. The business, founded in 2011, teaches job skills and gives young people invaluable knowledge and work experience for future employment.

We source our coffee from Costa Rica, Columbia, Brazil, Guatemala, and Ethiopia. Program participants roast and blend the beans into our Extra Bold, Bold, Decaf, Mild, and Organic varieties. Each order is carefully packaged, dated, and initialed.

The building west of the Des Moines Freedom for Youth campus is where the coffee shop resides. Program participants learn skills through serving customers, operating cash registers, managing inventory, and sales. The facility also serves as a space for mentoring and training for our ministry's youth programs.

The coffee shop is open Monday through Saturday from 6AM - 2PM.

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“I love how we boldly proclaim the whole Gospel at Freedom for Youth! I have enjoyed getting to know all the students and look forward to sharing the good news with them every week!” - Nicole, Volunteer