Tip Jar: Barista Relief Fund



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Over the past few weeks, COVID-19 has changed our business significantly at Blueprint Coffee. But while operations at our three coffee bars are mostly suspended, we’ve been fortunate to have our 83-year-old, German-made coffee roaster cranking out website orders. Combined with the overwhelming support of our community during our weekend pop-ups, our roaster allows us to keep our staff employed for the time being.

Many of our wholesale partners are also temporarily closed. Without a roastery or other means to continue doing business, they’ve been forced to make the extremely difficult decision to furlough their employees.

Any barista who has experienced job loss as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for financial aid through Penrose for the Pros. Click here to apply.

Accepted applicants will be awarded up to $300, based on a percentage of the impact to their most recent wages. While employees of Blueprint Coffee wholesale partners will receive priority, any barista can apply for this aid program.

We also donated a portion of bulk Penrose v24 sales directly to the fund as well.



In these challenging times, we appreciate your decision to support our local operations and our team of talented baristas. Blueprint Coffee has been a proud member of the St. Louis community since we opened our first location on the Delmar Loop in 2013. And we can’t wait to welcome the public back inside our coffee bars when it is safe to gather again.

Please share this opportunity with the barista in your life who may be experiencing financial difficulties. If you have any questions about this program, please contact blueprintcoffee@gmail.com.

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