5) What sets Cleft Coffee apart from other coffee companies?

There are a lot of great coffee companies out there.  But, Cleft Coffee is set apart for many reasons.

1) Our purpose! Every aspect of our coffee and ministry is aimed at sharing the love of Christ and impacting people’s lives!

-When we partner with organizations, the greatest percentage of the profit goes to our partner, not the Cleft.  Why?  Because this is why we exist…. To serve you!

-We put the Gospel message on every bag.  Someone’s life can be changed for eternity because they received a bag of Cleft Coffee.

2) Our Coffee! Cleft coffee is amongst the highest quality coffee you can get on the market.

-We roast only the highest grade Arabica beans from all origins we offer

-We roast in small batches to guarantee an even, controlled roast

-ALL CLEFT COFFEE IS FRESH ROASTED TO ORDER!

-Our pricing for the quality is amazing.  Company’s sell this quality of coffee for $18-25 pound.  We sell it for $12 (and the bulk of the profit goes to our partner organizations).

3) The web-based technology we’ve developed to empower our partner organizations.

The Cleft Coffee website is like an iceberg.  What you see on the surface is nice.  But, what’s below the surface is massive!  Our ability to utilize “affiliate tagging” in a variety of settings coupled with our extensive accounting and reporting allows us to empower very large organizations with a lot of members to use the Cleft system and raise funds all year long with very minimal effort.  Our communication systems in place keep your organization and members updated in real time as our system works for your organization and individual members.  We give businesses a virtual storefront with no overhead to maximize profit potential.  Our technology also works for every partner of ours in giving the opportunity to greatly support our troops while creating an additional business revenue or fund-raising opportunity.  Our technology and staff work around the clock, 365 days a year for each of our partner organizations and strategic business alliances.  We know of no one else who does what we do!

4) Is the Cleft affiliated with any specific denomination or church?

Cleft Coffee is not affiliated with any specific denomination or church.  As an organization, we absolutely believe in the infallible Word of God, centered around Jesus Christ, the Son of God – God in the flesh.  There are a variety of theological beliefs varied across denominations.  We embrace the foundational elements of the Bible centered on Jesus and work with organizations of different denomination to accomplish great ministry and outreach, sharing the Love of Christ.

3) Is the Cleft a non-profit?

Cleft Coffee is not a 501©3 organization.  We are a Limited Liability Company, specifically an S Corporation.  We are a for profit company operating within the marketplace.  We are a business structured to generate profit for organizations.  In deciding how to incorporate, there was no benefit to establishing ourselves as a non-profit organization as we don’t sustain our operation based on donations.  Although we exist to serve, being established as a for profit entity better supported the purposes of our organization.

2) How was the Cleft started?

As a young man studying God’s Word preparing to do full time foreign missions, I was asked to go and hang out at the local coffee shop.  Little did I know that short trip downtown would take me on a journey I never saw coming.  I loved being in that coffee shop – the atmosphere, the people, the experience.  I sat in that little downtown coffee shop almost every day studying to do missions.  After being there for a couple of months, I began to see that great relationships were being built with the people around me.  In these relationships, God opened up door after door to share His truth and encourage people, sitting with them over a cup of coffee.  I saw people’s “eyes open” as God revealed Himself in a very real way time and time again.  We were experiencing God!  I began to anticipate and look so forward to sitting with someone over a cup of coffee as I knew God was going to bring us to the Cleft…  It’s as if God was opening the ears of their heart and making fertile soil for seeds of truth to be planted and grow.  Daily I would see God move in a new way in people’s lives.  I understood Moses’ heart beat… “God, I don’t care where I’m at, I just need You!”  Bring me to the Cleft so I can experience You!”

This was the birthing of the Cleft Coffee Ministries, called and equipped to bring people into a relationship with Jesus Christ and experience God… using coffee.

As God has called us to fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 33), He has empowered the Cleft to launch our own brand of coffee with the Gospel message on every bag.  We’ve been equipped to work through the body of Christ and empower churches with an amazingly effective tool to share the Gospel locally and abroad.  Let’s work together and impact nations with the Gospel, one cup of coffee at a time!

1) What is the Cleft?

In the book of Exodus, Moses received the 10 commandments from God and then returned to camp to find the people worshiping a golden calf. God told Moses to take the people to the land He promised them, but “I’m not going with you.” Moses pleaded with God, “if You’re not going with us; please don’t send us because I don’t want to go anywhere that You’re not. Is it not your presence with us that separates us from all people?” God was pleased with Moses and shared, “I will go with you. Go stand on the rock; and it will come about, while my glory is passing by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock and cover you with My hand until I have passed by.” As Moses was obedient to stand on the rock, God put him in the cleft of the rock. It was while Moses was in the cleft of the rock that God revealed Himself in a way He had never done before. The glory of God experienced in the Cleft!