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Bitty & Beau’s coffee shop opens a new branch in Jacksonville, Florida with the help of people with special needs.

Bitty and Beau’s coffee shop opens a new branch in Jacksonville, Florida with the help of people with special needs.

August 27 - 2021

Coffee Geography Magazine


Bitty and Beau’s coffee shop opens a new branch in Jacksonville, Florida with the help of people with special needs.  Bitty and Beau’s coffee is the highly appraised coffee chain for its position to help people with disabilities who are over 80% unemployed in the U.S.  by creating a path for them to become more valued, accepted and included in every community.

Amy Wright has two lovely children from her 27 years marriage. The Wrights’ two youngest, Bitty and Beau have Down Syndrome. The luckiest parents in the world to have them, they become sincere advocate for inclusion and acceptance of people with special needs. Bitty & Beau’s Coffee was founded in 2016 in Wilmington, North Carolina.

The coffee shop was renamed from Beau’s coffee to  Bitty & Beau’s Coffee per request by Beau as his 12th birthday wish to have his little sister’s name put up in lights. Soon the coffee company moved to a 5,000 sq/ft building that now serves as both a local coffee house and national headquarters. In February 2018, Bitty & Beau’s Coffee opened a second shop in Charleston, SC with additional shops opening in Savannah and Annapolis soon after. As part of their growth strategy, Bitty & Beau’s Coffee is partnering with corporations to open shops in their headquarters. A fifth shop opened in PPD’s Worldwide Headquarters January 2020 and a sixth shop is slated to open at nCino’s Global Headquarters summer 2020. 

The new coffee shop in Jacksonville, Florida, will bring their best coffee to customers in the area where it is needed the most. Amy Wright, was named 2017 CNN Hero of the Year for employing 120 people with special needs. She proved that her employees become a great support for Bitty & Beau’s Coffee success. And it seems Jacksonville needs them for their morning coffee. There is always a great story to tell behind every cup of coffee we drink.

editor@coffeegeography.com


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