This Nashville coffee shop runs on donations only

Crest Coffee says they're brewing community from the 'grounds up'
Posted at 7:34 AM, Apr 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-19 08:38:38-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Have you bought your morning cup of coffee yet? Before you do, check out Crest, Nashville's first donation-only coffee house.

The menu and the mission is simple.

"We just really want to create a sense of community in this area and allow everyone from all walks of life to come together in the same building," said April Kirby, Director of Culture, Caffeine, and Community at Crest Coffee House.

Kirby she says they're brewing community from the grounds up and says it all starts with -- nothing.

"We just ask people from the community or from Nashville to come in and get a cup of coffee, hang out, work, use our Wi-Fi and give what they feel that they can," she said.

You won't see prices on anything.

"You can give $20. That’s awesome. You can give 50 cents. That's great. If you can’t give anything, that's good too," she said.

Kirby says getting a cup of coffee is the perfect way to meet new neighbors in an area that's quickly changing.

"I think that [the Wedgewood Houston area] is definitely the next one that’s going to really develop and there’s pros and cons to that," she said, "I love the blended community that we have going on There are tall-skinnies next to houses that of been here since the 30s and 40s."

So stop by and grab a cup to go. Kirby says by giving to Crest you'll get something too.

"We just want you to know that you belong and you’re loved," she said.