We are more than a coffee shop.
Common Grounds officially opened July 2016 as a 501c3 and has evolved from what is known as a organic mission project. We are not a church, but we support certain work of our church partners at FMCusa.org and SetFreeMovement.com Rescuing victims of modern day slavery here and around the world ought to be a “common” concern for everyone who loves freedom. Our book sales and other donations go directly to mission, and we are grateful for those of you who give.
As a popular community center we strive to bridge the gap between locals, academia, people of faith, ethnicity and gender. One way to do this is through gathering creative thinkers and artists of all ages.
Our coffee, teas, chocolate and other products are fair trade and ethically sourced to help better the lives for farming families vulnerable to corporate greed. We hope to create change one cup at a time.
Why DeKalb? Because big things happen in small places all the time and DeKalb is a great place to start a movement. In short, we are part mission part business and we hope you will support both arms of Common Grounds, Books and Beans. #proudlydekalb