Coffee With a Mission
It's fairly conventional knowledge that conversation and coffee go together like...well...two beans in a french press. Whether it's interviewing a world changer on a national talk show, a company deciding who's going to fill the next CEO position, or a husband and wife trying to survive the beautiful aftermath of a newborn baby, coffee is a staple of our world that is very much a part of our lives. I can imagine many things going away but coffee isn't one of them.
Drinkling's believes change happens best around the Common Cup of Joe. It's true. Like fire, food, and art, coffee bonds people together. Think of how many life altering conversations you've had over a cup of coffee! And, yet, we still buy crappy, stale, burnt coffee that has little connection with the sort of change we want to see in this world!
Drinklings--a small company started by two self-designated 'Ragamuffins'--is out to utilize coffee and coffee mugs to change all of this. As individuals who have personally known a good bit of the struggles of life, we want to utilize coffee as a way to encourage conversation and financial support around the very issues that create difficulty, division, stigma, and hurt in the lives of millions.
If you're a coffee drinker or know someone that is, consider getting a mug or a pound of coffee and know that your purchase will always go to help somebody.
Founder and owner, Drinklings Coffee and Mugs. Randy initially came up with the idea and is the conceptual driver and artist behind many of the mugs as well as the direction of Drinklings. He holds two M.A.'s from Asbury Seminary and is currently also a Master of Social Work student. He was the founder and co-director of Ratio Christi: Student Apologetics Alliance and a contributor to several publications.
Winfield Bevins is an author and artist with a passion for connecting the church and the arts community. He serves as the Director of Church Planting at Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. Over the past decade, he has helped start numerous arts initiatives, including a non-profit art gallery and studio and an arts program for at risk youth in North Carolina. As an artist, he enjoys painting images of faith, hope, and love. You can find out more about him at www.winfieldbevins.com. Bevins is our resident "caricature" artist, so anything that includes a caricature has come from his pen!
April Wackerly has helped design and tweak several of the mugs. A graphic designer by training, April works with disabled individuals through Lord's Legacy in Nicholasville, KY.