More than Coffee

Often in the early hours before class at Bethel University, students will take a few minutes to themselves in the Brushaber Commons, coffee in hand. What they don’t know however is that they are a character who has just been woven in to a larger story surrounding the coffee that is so gently easing them into wakefulness.

For the last several years, Bethel has partnered with a company named City Kid Java (CKJ) to provide whole bean coffee for their students and staff.  CKJ is not just about making good joe, they are about making an impact on urban youth and ensuring that they are leaving a clean world for those that follow. CKJ work alongside nonprofit partner Urban Ventures to “support kids and families in breaking the cycle of generational poverty.” Additionally, the beans that CKJ sells are Rainforest Alliance Certified meaning they take into account environmental sustainability, economic and social justice concerns.

For more information, check out City Kid Java’s most recent annual report.

Spring Cooking Class

Spring, 2014

Get ready for our Spring Cooking Class of 2014!

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Big Changes Ahead for Bethel's Food Service

April 24, 2014

Students may recall filling out surveys during fall semester about their campus dining experience, but few know that their responses helped shape future menus, food options and even Sodexo’s national ranking.

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Bethel's Food Service Scores in Top 25 in Country

March 18, 2014

Bethel’s food service provider, Sodexo, ranked among the top 25 sites across the company’s campus services division in a fall 2013 satisfaction survey.

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