Sunnyvale: Library cart cafe brews coffee, fights homelessness

From The Mercury News

” Visitors to the Sunnyvale Public Library can now purchase beverages from a cart that has a purpose beyond just refreshment.Kartma Street Cafe held its grand opening and ribbon cutting at the library on March 22. The cart bills itself as “the street cafe that’s ending homelessness.”A creation of Downtown Streets Team, all of the baristas and operators are individuals transitioning out of homelessness. Organizers say those staffing it are receiving the chance to “earn a living wage.” All Kartma baristas go through training before going on to serve the public.The cafe, which got its start in San Jose, is now a permanent fixture outside the library courtyard. It serves coffee, hot chocolate and tea. Java is from Chromatic Coffee in San Jose. The cart is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.”

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/03/29/sunnyvale-library-cart-cafe-brews-coffee-fights-homelessness/

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