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- BLUE SPARROW COFFEE -

Our Equity Report showcases who we are as a company and how we impact our employees and community. Interact with our graphic below that highlights the Demographics, Wages, Benefits and Community Impact.

EQUITY
 

- November 10th 2019 -

EMPLOYEE PAY

The people of Denver have spoken, and as of January 1st 2022 the new tipped minimum wage will be $15.87 for hourly employees, and $12.85 for tipped employees. Before this was voted into law we asked our customers what they thought and 80% said they support $15 / hr. minimum wage. We then asked a follow up question asking what they would be willing to pay, 76% said they would pay .50 or more per drink in order to pay our baristas accordingly. We currently pay $10.55 / hr. or $2.47 more per hour than the tipped minimum wage along with tips that average much higher than the industry average. 

This is what our customers, our neighbors, and our baristas want, and we don't see any reason to wait until 2022 to give them what they want. Effective January 1st 2020 we will be paying a minimum of $12.85 per hour plus tips for all of our hourly employees. In order to fund this while still maintaining a sustainable business we have increased our prices 11%. Some items have gone up as high as .75 with the majority being around .50 and a few select items not changing. 

Thank you for your ongoing support.

We believe we have always done the best we could, and this is just the first step in building our company's transparency.

We're currently expanding on our annual reports that will outline issues that are important to us and how we're doing regardless of how it reflects on us, positively or negatively. Check back for future updates as transparency and doing the right thing will forever be an ongoing project.