Well Grounded, a coffee shop owned by Omaha native Sarah Van Putten, opened recently in the growing Park East neighborhood.   

“It’s been exciting opening the shop and getting to know the neighborhood and the people that live here,” Van Putten said. “Seeing the new businesses and residences has been amazing. My hope is that while the neighborhood grows that we are able to keep much of the character that attracted me to the area.”

The mission of the shop is to provide great coffees, teas and foods to the neighborhood while also supporting one of the world’s basic needs — water. A percentage of Well Grounded’s sales are donated to the non-profit organization Charity: Water.  

Van Putten’s background in working with a non-profit health organization in India greatly impacted here desire to make a difference in places where clean water is not available. “Having safe and clean water, something that we normally would not even think about in our daily lives, is something that many people have to worry about on a constant basic.  Meeting this need improves lives and economic opportunities for people in the developing world.”

Well Grounded uses Intelligentia Coffee as its source for amazing coffees from around the world. Intelligentsia is a “direct trade” organization which ensures the highest amount of revenue goes directly to smaller producers.

Well Grounded is located at 707 S. 24th St. (the northeast side of 24th and Leavenworth) and is open from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and is closed on Sundays. For more information: www.wellgroundedomaha.comwww.charitywater.org | www.intelligentsiacoffee.com

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