In the spring of 2012, Grounds & Hounds founder Jordan Karcher unexpectedly stumbled upon a dog adoption operating on the side of Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, CA. He was in no way planning - or prepared - to adopt a rescue animal when he left the house that morning, but when a malnourished brown and white Dalmatian crawled into his lap, it was clear that he would be welcoming a new member to the family. She immediately became the center of his life. With his new addition only strengthening Jordan's belief that every dog, young and old, deserves a second chance at a better life with a loving family, Grounds & Hounds was born as a way to support rescue partners local to their customers.
Grounds & Hounds is committed to using the sale of their fair trade coffee to support the no-kill rescue organizations providing safe-haven for pups between homes. 20% of all Grounds & Hounds proceeds are donated to rescue partners working to make the second-chance mission a reality.
Grounds & Hound's passion for rescuing dogs is only rivaled by their passion for creating the perfect coffee. Their green coffee is 100% Fair Trade and Organic certified, and they carefully source their beans from the best growing regions in the world. They are then roasted to bring out the beans' unique characteristics to ensure that you have an amazing experience each time you brew a cup of Grounds & Hounds coffee.