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 such as basic accounting, management, marketing, and customer service and gives youth invaluable knowledge and work experience for future employment.

We source our coffee from Costa Rica, Columbia, Brazil, Guatemala, and Ethiopia. Our young adults roast and blend the beans into our Extra Bold, Bold, Decaf, Mild, and Organic varieties. Each order is carefully packaged, dated, and initialed by our young adults and shipped to the customer. You can purchase coffee by visiting our Des Moines campus, calling (515) 282-4822, or emailing

Plans are also underway to transform a building west of the Des Moines Freedom for Youth campus into a coffee shop. Youth who are working hard to better their lives will work at the coffee shop learning skills such as serving customers, operating cash registers, managing inventory, and performing cost accounting/bookkeeping. The facility will also serve as a place for worship, mentoring, and training for our ministry programs. 

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