May 4, 2018 | Posted by:

The coffee roastery is almost open!

For months, Ancora has been working on ways to help refugees make a real home in Germany. That’s the purpose of Uncharted Grounds, a new coffee roastery getting close to opening in Kandern, Germany.

Coffee transcends culture, for sure — so in a way, it’s a little taste of home. But it will also give refugees a way to work and provide a living for their families. The coffee roasted there will be for sale and will also supply the Uncharted Grounds café set to open in Berlin in mid July.

Much like the story of refugees, the story of the roastery wasn’t without adversity. There was a two-month delay in buildout, a lot of red tape and many hoops to jump through to get the business up and running. But this week, employees finally completed training in roasting and are ready to go. And as they continue to work, they and others will get more training and certification in roasting and barista skills. They will also have the chance to study German for free in their downtime through the online LinguaTV available at the roastery.

Want to try some and help refugees make a home in Germany? You can order bags of beans (in increments of 250g, 500g and 1 kg, with pricing depending on origin) very soon on the roaster’s website or purchase some in-person at the roastery located at Rebmättleweg 4, 79400 Kandern, DE. Initial samples have been met with rave reviews. We hope you’ll like it too – both the coffee and the heart behind it.