|Overflow Coffee shop located at 1550 S. State St.|
Author Jacky Runice mentioned Overflows friendly staff and “nice” prices. Also noted were the abundance of outlets for computers, tablets, and phones. In addition to the great coffee, Overflow contributes part of their profits back into its South Loop neighborhood.
Do you “work from home” at Overflow Coffee Bar? If you do, what makes Overflow such a great place to get your work done?
Overflow’s Mission Statement
Overflow Coffee Bar is more than a typical coffee shop. For starters, we give our profits back into the community for non-profit activities. Next, we have a mission that’s more than just selling coffee. Our mission is to give South Loop residents, students and workers the opportunity to change the world. We accomplish our mission through four priorities.
1. Providing High-Quality Organic and Fair/Direct Trade Products – Our products, from t-shirts to salads to coffee, make a real different in the lives of farmers who grow the raw materials, in the lives of the workers who assemble them and for the environment. Our products are also top of the line in terms of quality. We promote fair-labor and environmentally-friendly practices that benefit the entire world.
2. Building Community – We help neighbors get to know each other. We bring South Loopers of all different backgrounds and life-stages together and empower them to make their community and the world a better place for generations to come.
3. Inspiring Volunteerism – We help South Loopers give back to their community and the world by promoting volunteer activities with non-profits conducting activities locally.
4. Promoting Local Artists – We love showcasing local artists through having visual art on our walls, hosting poetry readings, producing theatrical productions, being a venue for musical performances and having open-mic nights.