Early Goat Coffee Co.

     Here at Early Goat Coffee Co., we are dedicated to providing you with a myriad of premium, specialty grade, 100% Arabica, Artisan Roasted coffees on and off the market. We source the most exotic, specialty grade coffee farms from various regions around the globe.

     We sample roast each imported green coffee to exemplify it’s ranges of complexity. Then, we evaluate each one by cupping it’s aromas, notes, and finishes in our cupping lab before artisan roasting each selection to its maximum potency.

 “Early Goat Coffee is more than coffee, it’s an experience!.”

 

 

Our Concept

Founded in 2018, Early Goat Coffee Co. is founded on a firm initiative to bring health, nutritional sustainability, and culture to Sans Souci; an outskirt community of Greenville, South Carolina. Our goal is to offer an array of programs to tailor the needs of locals within our community to ensure a viable and sustainable span of life.

 

 

 

Our Community Footprint

In our effort to bring an initiative on health, nutritional sustainability, and culture to the community of Sans Souci, we offer a host of programs and platforms for locals to enrich their overall sustainability factor. By providing our #Shoelaces, #EatLocalGrown#KidPrep,  #SustainableJourney, & #AdoptANeighbor initiatives, we hope to make an forever footprint in our local community.

We have also implemented special events around giving back to Sans Souci. Our #GiveACup, #CanvasGala, #MakersAuction, & #CuppingTheatre are just a few ways we utilize our community resources to better Sans Souci.

We have partnered with the Sans Souci Community Garden and Velot Valets Gives Back to address the immediate needs of locals. A different approach to charity in many ways, but an efficient way of maximizing resources. We are more than a coffee shop. Early Goat Cafe stands as a community center for residents and travelers alike.

Early Goat Community Initiatives

#Shoelaces

Purpose

Shoelaces are designed to hold your shoes on your feet. Imagine shoes without shoelaces. We feel that nutrition is the #1 key to sustainable health. Without nutrition, your body is not adequate to maintain a viable life. #Shoelaces mission is to provide shoeboxes of in-season, fresh, locally grown produce to locals at an affordable price. We also work with local farms to ensure that every thing that is grown is put to good use.

Targets

Shoelaces targets elderly, widowed, and low-income families to ensure they receive access to healthy eating in an amount that they can consume without the risk of waste.

Get Involved

We are always looking for donated shoeboxes, growers, volunteers, and delivery helpers to make #Shoelaces a success. Contact us to get involved.

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#EatLocalGrown

Purpose

By partnering with local farmers, the Sans Souci Community Garden& neighborly growers, we are able to bring in-season, fresh, locally grown produce to our #EatLocalGrown produce bins inside of Early Goat Cafe. We are dedicated to providing affordable pricing to ensure the community has access to these wonderful seasonal eats. We will provide community cooking demonstrations for our harvests collected and educate in the realm of planting and growing.

Targets

#EatLocalGrown targets ages 5 years old and up. No matter who you are, you can learn to shape your future. We love it when kids work in the garden with us and experience the harvest of their planted investments. The reward is exponential, but the process of learning is a lesson of teamwork, unity, and sharing.

Get Involved

You can volunteer your time, knowledge, or hobby of gardening and growing in our #EatLocalGrown initiative. Contact us to get involved.

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#KidPrep

Purpose

#KidPrep is a critical program to the Sans Souci Community. It offers after school tutoring, project assist, and a positive social club to low income kids in our community. The community of Sans Souci is made up of mostly Title I schools which poses great academic, housing, health, and nutritional risks to low income families. We must find a way to fill the gap between school and home. After school, we provide a snack, tutoring, and special project assistance to ensure each kid has access to the resources they need to learn.

Targets

#KidPrep is not just for kids; thats just what we call an offspring of a goat. #KidPrep offers academic and social groups for elementary, middle, and high school youth to better their chances of success. We partner with local teachers, retired educators, and special needs volunteers to sustain these programs and we depend on grants, sponsors, and local successors to make #KidPrep a success.

Get Involved

If you would like to volunteer your time to tutor, sponsorship of our program, or involvement in our #KidPrep program, please contact us.

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@SustainableJourney

Purpose

#SustainableJourney is a program designed to assist in everyday life know-hows and values. Ranging from home economics lessons to job preparation and occupational placement, we want to assist in setting locals up with a bridge to a sustainable income. We partner with community educators and leaders to provide continuing education tutoring and assistance, resume building, and interview preparation to help fill local jobs in our community. We partner with the Greenville Transit Authority to provide free transportation to program participants. From education to appearance, we help to make a career a reality,

Targets

#SustainableJourney targets post/non graduate, unemployed, homeless, low income, continuing education and job seekers in our local communities. We also target small businesses to work with us to provide these job seekers with career placement.

Get Involved

If you are looking to volunteer your time, meals, coaching, sponsorship, scholarship, or fulfill employment positions within your company, contact us. It takes a village and we are just facilitators in the movement. We are also always searching for business attire for our jobseekers.

If you would like to donate an outfit, your may mail it to:

Early Goat Coffee Co.

#SustainableJourney

1801 Rutherford Road | Suite 103-B

Greenville, SC 29609

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#AdoptANeighbor

Purpose

#AdoptANeighbor is likely one of our most important initiatives in the Sans Souci community. About 10 years ago, we experienced a terrible ice storm, which left community residents without power in record freezing temperatures for over ten days. This posed great danger to the local elderly and disabled residents of our community. Some of our community residents are lonely, have no way to shop for groceries, and are not able to keep up with everyday housework to keep their environment safe. #AdoptANeighbor is a great way to give back. We will pair you with a local commnu nity resident to volunteer your time to assist in whatever way possible. Needs range from transportation to doctors appointments, weekly outings, meal prep, to light housework. We want to make sure that each and every resident in our community is thriving, even in their lingering years. It’s more rewarding than you can imagine. Some of our residents just enjoy story telling with their volunteer. Others need help to remain sustainable in their later years. We want to connect those volunteers with the residents who so desperately need it.

Targets

#AdoptANeighbor is a community initiative to give back to our elders. If you are interested in volunteering your time, please contact us. We will link you with a neighbor in need. Our #AdoptANeighbor program searches for elders, widows, and disabled residents who live independently in our community with limited family or resources. If you know of a resident who you would nominate for #AdoptANeighbor, we want to hear from you.

Get Involved

We mostly depend on sponsors and volunteers to pull this initiative off. It takes much planning and keeping up with to be sure we don’t miss a resident or a need. If you have clerical, medical professional training, or you’re just a conversationalist and are interested in bonding with one of our elders, we encourage you to contact us for more information.

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#GiveACup

Purpose

Our #GiveACup is a classic example of paying it forward. You can purchase a #GiveACup for $2.00. We will write your name on the #GiveACup Board. When someone comes in and can’t afford a cup of coffee, they will bring your name to the counter to buy their coffee. This provides an incentive for our neighbors to take part in the coffee shop, even if they can’t afford it. Many locals would not be able to join our atmosphere if we didn’t have this program. You can also purchase a #GiveACup on online in our Early Goat Shop.

Targets

#GiveACup tagets anyone who wants to come hang out with us, but can’t afford a cup of coffee. We want you to feel like the everyone else when at the Early Goat Cafe. No matter

Get Involved

By giving a cup for $2.00, you will provide an incentive for a local to enjoy the atmosphere and coffee at Early Goat Cafe without being able to afford it. We don’t want locals to not be able to join us based on limited finances. We want them to be here with us, taking part in every resource Early Goat has to offer.

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#CanvasGala

Purpose

#CanvasGala is part of our art initiative. We invite our customers to purchase a canvas for $5, $10, or $15 depending on the size. You and your friend can locate an easel somewhere throughout the cafe and paint your canvas together. Of course, you may take your canvas art with you, but you can also choose to donate it to the Early Goat Cafe. Donated pieces will be on display in the Early Goat Cafe until our semi-annual #CanvasGala where it will be sold for $50, $75, and $100.00. This is a semi-annual fundraiser event to offer support to Shriners Hospital of Greenville. This charity is close to our hearts and local.

Targets

#CanvasGala invites artists, friends, and families to take part in creating canvas art. We host events in conjunction with local artists in Greenville and the surrounding areas.

Get Involved

We welcome art instructors to teach classes, donated art supplies, artists, experimenters, friends, couples, families, and more. If you are looking to purchase art, stay tuned to our calendar for more info on the time and date of our next #CanvasGala.

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#MakersAuction

Purpose

#MakersAuction is fun filled, semi-annual action event to raise money for the Sans Souci Community Alliance. We partner with local craft makers who donate handmade pieces for auction in exchange for marketing and notoriety. Who doesn’t love a great auction? This event brings locals, visitors, and businesses together by creating an atmosphere of giving and paying it forward.

Targets

Our #MakersAuction event targets everyone. From locals who love handmade crafts to local makers who love to give. You never know what nifty items will be available for auction at this event. Held semi-annually, you don’t want to miss this event.

Get Involved

If you are a local maker or know a local maker who would like to give back, please contact us to see how you can make a difference in the lives of locals. When we all come together for the greater good, we can impact the entire community.

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#CuppingTheatre

Purpose

#CuppingTheatre is Early Goat Coffee Co’s performance art initiative. We partner with local schools, performance theatre’s, and arts councils to bring special performances to our stage. Often times, performance artists spend months preparing for a performance they only showcase for an evening at their local schools or local theatres. We thought it would be a great way to give back by partnering with these groups to showcase their talent on our stage and provide an additional way to give back to the community. These performances range in age, cultural diversity, and cover topics and issues within our society that need to be addressed. We are proud to offer sponsorship for these events and platforms for our local artists by partnering with local businesses to bring awareness to these issues.

Targets

#CuppingTheatre targets artists of all ages, ranges, and backgrounds. We provide the stage, you provide the art. We also work with several businesses in our local community to bring these performances to light. If you are interested in performing, sponsoring, or volunteering in our #CuppingTheatre we would like to hear from you.

Get Involved

If you are interested in performing, sponsoring, or volunteering in our #CuppingTheatre we would like to hear from you. We are always looking for artists, performance groups, musicians, production assistants, free lance services, and writers to bring the best performances to our stage.

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Early Goat Coffee Co.

Founded in 2018, Early Goat Coffee Co. is dedicated to providing you with exclusive, specialty grade coffees from around the globe.

We source the best of the best; single origin, small batch roasted, guaranteed fresh.

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Troy Styles III
Early Goat, LLC

Founder/Owner

Since 2018

Damian O'Brien
Early Goat, LLC

Owner/Partner

Since 2018