Meet Kitti Murray!
“Can we have coffee?”
We hear this phrase so much, it's become a bit of a cliche. Coffee is the conduit that supercharges so many new relationships. For Kitti Murray, the connection between good coffee and good stories became the impetus for the dream of a lifetime. She's the founder of Refuge Coffee, the most welcoming place on earth, in the city that's been described as the most diverse square mile in America. Where bigotry and hate and prejudice might have found a foothold, instead neighbors find shelter and love and support. Refuge provides a living wage to a dozen employees. That original question: "What if?" was answered with a resounding, "Yes, we can."
I've had a chance to experience Refuge Coffee firsthand, and if you ever find yourself in Atlanta, I hope you will too. Our differences make us beautiful and our shared stories create connections that cannot be broken. Thank you, Kitti, for following your mission, not the madness.