We had the chance to sit down with the team at the new Clean Water Cafe, a full-service coffee shop and nonprofit that is now open to the public at 299 Webro Road in Parsippany. Located just inside the main entrance of Liquid Church, this incredible coffeehouse space hosted its Grand Opening in October and is still somewhat of a hidden gem. However, this isn’t your mom and dad’s average cup of joe! The Clean Water Cafe is serving up coffee with an incredible local and global community impact.
What inspired you to launch the Clean Water Cafe?
We like to say “Drink Coffee. Change The World” around here because we truly are serving up coffee with a cause. Our vision is two-pronged, and 100% of proceeds from the Clean Water Cafe will support two causes that are near and dear to our hearts.
First, we want to provide a supportive workplace for all adults, including adults with Special Needs. At the Clean Water Cafe, we believe that people with special needs, such as autism spectrum disorder, down syndrome, and ADHD, can change the world for good! As customers at the Clean Water Cafe enjoy their favorite coffee, they will be providing hope and purpose to differently abled friends through the joy of meaningful work.
Then, any proceeds from the Clean Water Cafe will help provide clean water to those in need in Africa and Central America. We believe every person on the planet deserves access to clean drinking water. Clean water transforms lives and elevates the health of the world’s most vulnerable families. Liquid Church, our parent organization, has invested in more than 360 clean water wells in 9 nations, bringing clean water to over 130,000 people so far. Through the Clean Water Cafe, we hope to continue to expand access to clean drinking water for thousands of people across the globe.
We’re also grateful that through our partnership with our friends at Market Street Mission in Morristown, any leftover food at closing time will help feed hungry neighbors who are experiencing homelessness.
Our customers truly are changing the world with every sip!
Now, you don’t just serve clean water, right?
Haha, nope! We’re open for breakfast, lunch and our exceptional baristas make your favorite specialty coffee and tea drinks. As far as food goes, we serve a variety of gourmet muffins, breakfast sandwiches, grab-and-go snacks, and best of all, we’re proud to serve a variety of signature Chick-Fil-A lunch options, such as the classic chicken sandwich, chilled grilled chicken sub sandwich, delicious salads, and more.
When is the cafe open?
Right now we are open from Monday to Thursday between the hours of 8am and 2pm. Our large, modern coffeehouse includes seating capacity for over 100 guests, and we have plenty of cozy couches, a large community table with built-in outlets for charging laptops, and free wifi. So, there is plenty of room for guests to gather with groups. If you’re working from home during the week, don’t be shy! Laptops are welcome and we hope you enjoy collaborating with groups in our new space.
For additional information on the Clean Water Cafe, please visit: CleanWaterCafe.com