LOCATION

800 West Avon Rd

Rochester Hills, MI 48307

HOURS

Monday – Friday

 7:30a.m. – 11a.m.
 

CONTACT

lnorman@rc.edu

 

ABOUT —

Kibo Corner is a small coffee cafe located in the student center on the campus of Rochester College in Rochester Hills, Michigan. 100% of our profits go to the Kibo Group International for sustainable development projects in Uganda East Africa. We operate completely with volunteers so our only cost is supplies. Our premium Arabica coffee is grown on the Kapchorwa slopes of Mount Elgon among the Bagisu people. In Jinja Uganda at the Source Cafe the parchment from the single-origin beans is removed and only the finest are hand selected. A master roaster then roasts the premium beans to perfection, providing an exceptional experience for the lover of a dark roast coffee.

 
 

— MEET THE BARSTAS —

 
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annika huey

Annika is a senior theater major who learned about Kibo at an early age through her home church, Rochester Church of Christ. While her family has been active in Kibo’s mission for several years, she was eager to play a larger role herself by interning in Jinja this summer.

“The experiences I had while in Africa were priceless, and I am so honored that I was able to represent Kibo while I was there,” Annika says. “I learned so much from the Kibo workers and am so thankful to have the opportunity to be a part of their missions. Now that I am home, I get to be a face for Kibo, whether that means serving coffee or sharing my stories.”

Annika said her favorite part about Kibo is how how the staff fulfill the mission.

“Kibo is dedicated to the people and the process, not just the product,” Annika says. “They build long-lasting relationships and empower the people to use their skills effectively. … That’s the Kibo Way.”


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victoria bliss

Victoria is a senior elementary education major who learned about Kibo as freshman at Rochester College. She was inspired by “coffee with a cause” and decided to play a more integral role as a Kibo fellow this year.

“I chose to be a Kibo Fellow, because I wanted to go to Uganda, and wanted to be a part of something larger than myself,” Victoria says. “It gives me a sense of purpose and adventure, and offered an incredible on campus job.”

As a Kibo fellow, Victoria uses her experience interning in Uganda to further invest in Kibo, from serving coffee to building relationships.

“I enjoy getting to be creative, and giving new ideas on how to make Kibo better,” Victoria says. “I also love how relational working at Kibo is. I get to meet people I never would normally have conversations with.”


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hayley caddell

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Caleb touchstone


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shelby kurschat

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Jessica filipiak

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sydney davis


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emily burrows


 

– Directions–

Kibo Corner is located in the Student Center, which can be found in the North East corner of the Richardson Academic Center.

 
 
 
 
 

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