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About

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Our Mission: 

• To welcome, serve, and inspire our local community by offering organic, fair-trade coffee with a global purpose. 

• To donate 10¢ of every cup to supporting literacy projects.

  • To provide a space for all to come and enjoy good company, fresh pastries and coffee.

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Locations

The 1882 Coffee Co

19704 E Main St

Huntingdon, Tennessee 


 

 

Martin Coffeehouse

407 S Lindell St, Martin, TN 38237


Our Story 

Founders of Martin Coffeehouse John and Courtney Sellers

When John and I finally decided it was time to start this coffeehouse, it was a decision prompted out of both necessity and inspiration. We wanted to create a space for the people of our soybean celebrating small town to come together. A place designed for family, friends, and comfort. But also a space to be a part of a global mission to build libraries in Nepal. It has been our dream to build a system that makes long term sustainable impact in Nepal as easy as drinking coffee.

To learn more about our mission check out our non-profit Letters in Motion! 

Courtney Sellers, founder of Martin Coffeehouse

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Owner of The best Coffee shop in Tennessee

Coffee for Literacy

LOCAL BREWS, GLOBAL IMPACT

 
 
 

Wherever your cup of inspiration may lead you, know that with each cup of Martin Coffeehouse brews you are supporting both local and global initiatives. Martin Coffeehouse donates 10 cents from every cup to Letters in Motion for their literacy projects in Nepal. Letters in Motion is a faith-based non profit dedicated to bridging the literacy gap through school supplies, letters of encouragement, and libraries in rural areas. Learn more about Letters in Motion by clicking HERE. So order a french press for the table, chart your next course in your journal, and stay a while! 

 
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Martin Coffeehouse Giving Back
 
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Best Coffee in Martin Tn
 
Martin Coffeehouse house giving back
 
 John and Courtney in Nepal

John and Courtney in Nepal


Our Crew

 
 John Sellers - Co Owner

John Sellers - Co Owner

 Courtney Sellers - Co Owner

Courtney Sellers - Co Owner

 

 Rachel Sellers

Rachel Sellers

 Sarah Ngernwathana

Sarah Ngernwathana

 Kayla VanZant

Kayla VanZant

 Lexie Watkins

Lexie Watkins

 Caitlynn Dowland

Caitlynn Dowland

 Lexie Maher

Lexie Maher


Our Mission 

There's a Future in every cup of coffee

For every cup of coffee sold, Martin Coffeehouse donates 10 cents to building and supporting library projects. So far, Martin Coffeehouse has completed one library project for the Collins Children's Home in Kathmandu, Nepal. By the community in Martin, Tennessee purchasing 50,000 cups of coffee in less than 1 year, we were able to complete our first library project. 


 

How it started

John and Courtney Sellers have set out to build a self-sustaining structure that makes a long-term impact in rural communities in Nepal and Kenya through literacy projects. Previously, the Sellers have promoted literacy in both Nepal and Kenya by delivering school supplies and letters of encouragement to children in schools, orphanages, and children's homes.

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Letters in Motion has collected over 15,000 hand written letters from 7 different countries, numerous schools, churches, businesses, and colleges all to bridge the literacy gap one letter at a time. 

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"This was proving very beneficial, but we wanted our work to be self-sustaining-- we needed consistent funding. The most challenging part of building a self-sustaining model is making it easy for anyone to get involved. We wanted to provide an opportunity for anyone to be able to make a difference."
-- John Sellers

That's why the Sellers created Martin Coffeehouse where 10 cents of every cup goes to building libraries and literacy projects in Nepal and Kenya. The more that Martin Coffeehouse grows in this local community, the more it is affecting change in a rural community abroad.

"What began as an easy way to help people make a difference, evolved into a lasting global impact. A community for a community-- and it's as easy as drinking a cup of coffee." -- John Sellers

To learn more about our outreach check out our non-profit Letters in Motion.
www.LettersinMotion.org

Collins Children's Home Library Room

It took less than a year for the community of Martin to consume 50,000 cups of coffee to raise funds for the Library Room in Collins Children's Home to be built. The room has been converted from a multipurpose room to a designated space for reading, studying, and education. The students at Collins Children's Home are able to use the resources of the Library Room to further develop their reading skills, focus on education, and natural curiosity for the written word. 
 


Corners, Rooms, and Buildings

Library Projects are broken down into 3 different categories based on what the schools, children's homes, or communities need most. Once we know what project would best suit their needs, we begin to set a goal for that project and convert the overall cost into cups of coffee.
For the Collins Children's Home, the goal was set to convert the old multipurpose room into a designated Reading Room for $5,000 USD = 50,000 cups of Martin Coffeehouse coffee.