National Coffee Day boosts double benefits at The Refuge

Steve Capobres of Catholic Charities and The Refuge and Rodo Sofranac of Café Esperanza are ensuring the café and wine bar has plenty to share on National Coffee Day Sept. 29. (courtesy photo)
Steve Capobres with Catholic Charities and The Refuge and Rodo Sofranac with Café Esperanza are ensuring the café and wine bar has plenty to share on National Coffee Day Sept. 29. (courtesy photo)

National Coffee Day is Sept. 29 and The Refuge, a local coffee shop and wine bar in Central Phoenix, is offering some deals for patrons who want to savor it within or take bags home to roast on their own.

The Refuge is selling three bags of Café Esperanza for $25 — a $5 savings — and $1 drip coffee all day. Regular café hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays.

The Refuge is a social enterprise of Catholic Charities Community Services supporting services for the community’s most vulnerable. The café serves breakfast items along with sandwiches, salads and light fare daily.

Patrons can also enjoy happy hour, live music and special events. A gallery of hand-crafted art — purses, jewelry, paintings — made by refugees from around the world lines the walls with proceeds from the sale of the work directly benefiting the artist.

Café Esperanza is a proprietary blend of 100% Arabica coffee beans from Central and South America. The beans are shipped to Arizona then locally roasted, packaged and distributed.  All profits benefit local Arizona charities serving the poor.