May 28, 2024 - News

Tampa coffee shop's inclusive mission gets national spotlight

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Illustration: Lindsey Bailey/Axios

A Tampa coffee shop last week got a shout-out in the Washington Post — but not for its coffee.

State of play: CUP, which stands for Coffee Uniting People, employs folks with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • It opened last year and has locations downtown and in South Tampa, per the story, written beautifully by multiplatform editor (and Tampa Bay Times alum) Jim Webster.

Why it matters: The piece puts CUP's unique and important mission on the national stage.

Worthy of your time: Read the full story here.


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