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 2010, 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 shop on 2329 Hickman Road, calling 515-279-0500, or emailing

The building west of the Des Moines Freedom for Youth campus is where the coffee shop resides. Young people 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 sales. The facility will also serve as a place for worship, mentoring, and training for our ministry programs.

The coffee shop is open Monday through Saturday from 7AM - 2PM.

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Ready To Get Involved

I love to work with people who believe that the best way to effect change is to just jump in and do it. Our kids come from diverse backgrounds and experiences, much of which is incredibly unkind. To involve yourself in the life of another and to witness the change God makes as a result of simply caring for these "little ones" is truly life changing. Paul tells us that we, as God's workmanship, were created for good works and as a Freedom volunteer, we just jump in and do it. God receives the glory, the kids find love and respect, and we get to be a part of the thing -- it doesn't get any better than that.