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 Thursday from 6AM - 6PM and Friday through Saturday from 6AM - 9PM.

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“I love volunteering for Freedom because it gives me a chance to serve right here where I live. I get to see the kids we work with at the grocery store and the local park. Jesus tells us to make disciples, and with Freedom for Youth I can share the Gospel in my ‘Jerusalem.’” – Emily, Volunteer