The popular downtown coffee shop that prides itself on being socially conscious that opened its second location here in East Boston recently at Maverick Marketplace announced this week it has picked its beneficiary for coffee sales.
Boston Brewin Coffee, known for its socially conscious business model and serves only 100 percent organic coffee, uses profits to build and maintain the community they serve and paying employees a living wage.
Boston Brewin announced it will donate all proceeds to the Donald McKay School as part of its “pay it forward” business plan.
“How would you like to see your profit spent…the surplus?,” the Boston Brewin team wrote in a statement sent to the East Boston Times. “Would you like it to sit in a bank and look good to rich people seeking to get even wealthier for their own personal gain? Also, don’t you think when Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts collects over $200,000,000 in Boston proper some of that should support our schools or stay within the community versus making share holders or franchise owners wealthy? We do! So, we have decided to dedicate all of the profits of East Boston shop to the McKay School in East Boston. The more coffee we sell the more money the school will get. Hmm, sound like a no brainer.”
Lee McGuire, Boston Public School spokesperson said, “The McKay K-8 has deep ties to East Boston and we are grateful for all the support our neighbors have offered for students over the years. KO Catering and Pies and other local business have been generous partners and we are thrilled to hear that another local organization wants to join the effort to help all of our students succeed.”
Boston Brewin’s location in Eastie offers interior seating for 24 and outdoor seating for 20. The menu consists of in-house made sandwiches and salads along with locally made pastries. Boston Brewin also offers free internet and access to 17 small businesses that make up the Maverick Street Market Place.