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Brewing American jobs

At a Glance

Located in Plantation, FL, USA Coffee Company roasts only USA-made coffee. The company orders and roasts over 90,000 pounds of raw coffee beans per year.

Headquarters
Plantation, FL

Website
www.usacoffeecompany.com

Industry
Retail Food

Union Employees
N/A

Annual Revenues
N/A

Outlets
Web-based retail distribution operations

USA Coffee believes companies don’t have to ship production overseas and engage in bottom of the barrel labor practices to succeed. Grounded in a commitment to responsibility, USA Coffee offers coffee connoisseurs an alternative sure to perk anyone up: coffee grown in the United States by well-treated workers.

USA Coffee sells a variety of coffees all grown in Hawaii on the islands of Kona and Kauai, from beans grown on farms once abandoned for lower standards abroad. Company President Ted Massinello is extremely proud to sell products that are American-made and union-made. As Massinello explains, “USA Coffee Company was established with the goal in mind to roast only coffee grown in the USA.”

A retired  member of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, Massinello is a strong believer in workers’ rights. “Even though I am a business owner, I know first hand that the union movement provides opportunities for people to have benefits they wouldn’t have,” Massinello said, “any way I can support it is a service to my union brothers and sisters.”

That support isn’t merely rhetorical. USA Coffee offers a number of union-made coffees, including their “Union Roast” blend from Kauai Coffee Company, which is 100 percent union-made from tree to cup. The beans are planted, harvested, and processed by 37 full-time and up to 100 seasonal members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. These workers are paid a fair wage, have access to benefits such as health care and retirement plans, and have a voice on the job. Few coffee companies can say the same.

USA Coffee is proud to offer products that provide good American jobs, and consumers are glad to support them. The company also supports a number of charities including the Red Cross and veterans’ aide societies. This year, USA Coffee also partnered with the union representing the Lakewood Police Department in Washington, donating portions its sales to a fund set up in honor of four fallen officers. According to Massinello, this social commitment makes good business sense. “More and more people are trying to buy U.S.-made and union made… they see it as the right thing to do.”

USA Coffee is lifting up America’s workers, one cup at a time. 

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