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.
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.