Our Story

Our Mission

To advocate for shelter and rescued animals through the power of coffee!

Our Story

 Coffee Companions came to fruition during a very difficult time in the life of Kevin Johnson, the founder. In 2015, his mother, who was living with a rare autoimmune disorder, passed away. In the midst of his profound loss, Kevin found himself in a dark place. However, he was soon presented with an opportunity to raise and train service dogs for people living with disabilities—a great way to assist individuals like his mother who suffer from health issues.

This opportunity sparked something within him and was reinvigorated by the opportunity to help others. Little did he know that this experience would completely change his life! It helped him grieve, improved his self-esteem, and put him on a path toward obtaining a degree. Because of the love, companionship, and joy he received from those dogs in his time of need, he decided to become the hero for them as they were for him, and thus, Coffee Companions was created—a way to liberate them from their cages through the power of coffee.

Coffee Companions donates a percentage of its profits from coffee and merchandise sales to Bay Area animal rescues. To spread their mission and connect with the community, they participate in numerous Bay Area events and festivals, where they serve their plant-based cold brew lattes and nitro cold brews. Additionally, they donate their time by providing shelter dogs at the San Jose Animal Care Center with much-needed relief from the shelter environment, taking them on hikes and other enriching adventures throughout the Bay Area. Currently, Coffee Companions is working towards opening a coffee bar and canine adoption center.