Community involvement is part of the DNA at Mount Gravatt Mazda and all of our staff are about making a difference whereever we can. We strive to support local initiatives that deliver lasting beneﬁts and when we met with Jim from Nice Coffee to discuss customer cafe solutions, we knew it was a cause Mount Gravatt Mazda needed to activley support.
Who are Nice Coffee?
It all started ten years ago when Nice Coffee Co’s founder stepped inside Kibera, Africa’s largest slum, for the very first time. A slum of almost a million people, all living in an area the size of New York Central Park.
After spending time at St Johns School in Kibera, where learning is made difficult by dark classrooms, leaking roofs and hungry stomachs, he returned to Australia, and wondered how he could help.
He soon discovered that 90% of the coffee in the World is grown by developing countries, and yet 90% is consumed in the West by us. He wondered if he could harness Australia’s love for coffee, for social good.
That is how Nice Coffee Co. was born. A 100% social business dedicated to providing access to education in Kibera, through your daily cup. They provide their coffee, machines, servicing and everything needed to enjoy freshly ground coffee.
“We returned from Kenya in January, after working on complete renovations of our school- new walls, roofing and flooring. Prior to this, many of the walls were crumbling, and the lighting was so bad that it made it difficult for the kids to see. Along with the school re-build, in 2020 we are able to sponsor 9 kids to continue from our school and attend high school nearby. We wanted them to continue learning, and pursue their dreams.
This was only made possible by the amazing organisations that have come on board with Nice Coffee Co, such as Mount Gravatt Mazda. It is incredible partnerships like these where we can connect MGM and its customers, to our school projects, through the coffee enjoyed every single day.
If you pop into the MGM Service Centre, make sure you grab a coffee from our F11 machine with freshly ground coffee and fresh milk and have a read of our coffee table book which is in the waiting area, to see what life is like in Kibera Slum, and the work that we’re doing.
Looking forward to creating more partnerships and expanding our impact in 2020!
Jim Chapman, Founder “