Helping Hands: Southern Businesses Making an Impact

Helping Hands
Photography by John O’Hagan.

JUST LOVE COFFEE

Across town on Nashville’s Music Row is Just Love Coffee, which supports charities one cup—or bag of aromatic beans—at a time. Founder Rob Webb’s business combines two passions: hand-roasting coffee and aiding adoptive families. Each café (there are several locations) gives part of their proceeds to various nonprofits and also sells private-label bags to support the organizations of their choice. “All things being equal, if product A is just as good as product B, I think it speaks well of humanity that people would prefer to patronize the company that gives back,” says Rob.