Companies that Hire Special Needs Adults
The Café at Greenwich Library is run by Abilis as a competitive employment program and provides those with special needs meaningful employment, an opportunity to learn important job skills and to be gainfully employed.
As a nonprofit, Abilis supports more than 700 individuals with special needs and their families from birth throughout their lives.
Greenwich Library serves as the community's cultural and intellectual crossroads and is excited to offer The Café at Greenwich Library, which has been newly remodeled as part of the Reimagine, Renew and Repurpose renovation project.
Meet Our Team
Here are some of the friendly faces that you'll see at The Café!
Heather Brown Lowthert
Shearwater Coffee Roasters
Shearwater Coffee Roasters makes small-batch organic coffee with a richer taste and supports Fair Trade USA and sustainable farming.
At Shearwater, the integrity of its small batch organic coffee roasting process is built into its core values. The result is 100% USDA Certified Organic roasted and certified Kosher. Shearwater begins the roasting process of its artisanal brews with organic coffee beans imported from small coffee farms from Mexico, Central and South America, East Africa and Indonesia.
The farmer-owners who provide the coffee beans are committed to sustainable farming and ensure the roasting, serving and delivery processes minimizes the impact to the environment. Shearwater uses a highly energy efficient Diedrich IR-12 infra-read roaster designed to operate on less electricity than conventional roasters. In Fairfield County, Connecticut, Shearwater Coffee Roasters even delivers its fresh-roasted organic coffee to wholesale customers in a fully electric zero-emission vehicle.
Shearwater’s vision started with its founder Ed Freedman’s passion for organic coffee, his attention to detail and commitment to sustainability. When Shearwater opened its family-owned business in 2013, it was the only small batch organic coffee roaster in the area.
Shearwater Coffee is served at numerous restaurants and at Whole Foods Market in Fairfield County.