Fifty cents of every coffee bag sold will help single, low-income student parents stay in school.

By Briana Canady

Photos: De Fer Coffee & Tea

De Fer Coffee & Tea is expanding their partnership with Angels’ Place. According to a press release, the coffee shop launched a newly designed sustainable coffee bag that is 60% compostable; 50 cents of every coffee bag sold will go toward Angels’ Place. Once the coffee bags are sold, a total of up to $12,500 will be donated to Angels’ Place.


Der Fer, located in the Strip District, is a European-style cafe, serving house-roasted specialty coffee, tea, craft cocktails, local beer, kombucha, and pastries. Angels’ Place, Inc. is a Pittsburgh based nonprofit organization and comprehensive support center with two locations — one in Swissvale and one in Perry Hilltop in the Northside — that helps single, low-income student parents stay in school. 

Angels’ Place enables clients to complete their education and find employment while providing their children personalized care. The organization also supplies high-quality childcare at no cost to parents, as well as tutoring, counseling, and support groups that help with job placement and informal classes in parenting, child development, life skills, and stress management.

Coffee bags can be purchased on the De Fer website or at the coffee shop’s brick-and-mortar at 2002 Smallman St.

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