NORFOLK, Va. – A new local coffee shop is brewing up a cup for charity. Coaster Coffee is owned by Ocean View Church and will be run like any small business, but once earnings hit even with costs, the money will go right back into the community.
The idea of a coffee shop has been brewing for years to those at the church.
“We looked around our city and in our section of the city, north of Little Creek Road here and there are not a lot of places to meet with other people,” said Aaron Dininny.
Coaster Coffee has all the makings of a locally owned coffee shop, but with a healthy serving of frothy philanthropy on top. All the profits from Coaster Coffee will be given back.
“This creates a long-term financially sustainable avenue of being able to not just fundraise here and there, but have a long range strategy of having …