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Our Team

Discover the team behind Faust Haus Roasting Co. and experience their passion for coffee.

About Our Company

Faust Haus Roasting Co., based in Detroit's historic Eastern Market, is a coffee roasting company that specializes in high-quality coffees from across the African diaspora. They offer wholesale options for partners, allowing for both coffee service in cafes and individual retail sale of their 12oz bags. This black-owned company, founded by Derek English, is known for its artisanal approach and commitment to robust flavors and responsible growth. Alongside their product offerings, Faust Haus is dedicated to making a positive impact on communities and providing relief to those in need.

Founded in 2021, Faust Haus Roasting Company started as a family venture aiming to educate the public on coffee’s African roots, specifically from Ethiopia. Rejecting industry norms like expensive roasting equipment, the family embraced traditional Ethiopian methods and started the business from their home on Faust Avenue in Detroit. But their mission extends beyond crafting a premium coffee experience. The founders have a long history of relief work within the African diaspora and saw an opportunity to generate social impact through business. Faust Haus Roasting Company pledges 2-5% of the profits from each coffee sold to benefit coffee-producing communities and other areas within the diaspora. By doing so, the company not only offers high-quality, traditionally roasted coffee but also makes a significant impact on the communities they serve, embodying a model of profit with purpose.

Our Global Impact.

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At Faust Haus Roasting Co., we believe that our success is not only measured by the quality of our coffee but also by the positive impact we create. We are proud to allocate a portion of our profits to support aid organizations that provide relief in regions where our beans are sourced. This commitment ensures that every cup of our coffee contributes to the well-being of communities and helps build a sustainable future. Through this initiative, we aim to foster a cycle of prosperity that goes beyond the boundaries of our business, making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need.

 

Our partnership with Leja bulela, a Congolese aid organization, embodies our commitment to blending tradition with innovation, not only in our coffee but in our social impact. Leja bulela's dedication to supporting internally displaced persons in the Democratic Republic of Congo aligns with our mission to provide meaningful aid in the countries where our beans are sourced. Through this collaboration, we aim to contribute to initiatives that promote healthcare, education, and a brighter future for the Kasai Province, reflecting our shared belief in the power of caring and community support.

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The Kalala Muzeu Health Center is Leja Bulela's largest project to date.  The health center, which is located in the rural Tshimbombo Tshimuangi community, serves a population of over 50,000 individuals.  With a maternity ward, pharmacy, and a full-time staff of 10 people, the clinic not only saves lives, but also provides economic activity as the complex requires constant maintenance and infrastructure improvements.

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We at Faust Haus Roasting Co. are deeply committed to making a positive impact in the communities where our coffee comes from. While we contribute a portion of our profits to aid organizations, we also encourage our valued customers to support these partners directly. Your donations can help amplify our efforts and bring much-needed relief and resources to those in need. By joining us in this cause, you become an integral part of a community that values social responsibility and global well-being. Every contribution, big or small, makes a significant difference.

Leja Bulela is a 501 (c) 3 dedicated to the people of the DRC

follow the links below to donate directly today.

Since its completion in 2011, the Kalala Muzeu Health Clinic has undergone many changes and improvements.  In order to make the clinic a highly-functioning institution, electricity was a must.  In 2010, Allen Rainey, the founder of SonLight Power, attended Leja Bulela's annual meeting and a partnership was born!  The $30,000 project took the SonLight Power-Leja Bulela delegation all the way to Tshibombo Tshimuangi and beyond!

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