A 2nd Cup was established in 2012 to raise awareness of human trafficking issues in Houston—and to develop resources that help create a second chance for survivors.
The brainchild of Erica Raggett, A 2nd Cup was always meant to be more than a coffee shop. It was envisioned as a place where people could organize, collaborate, make an impact—or just make themselves at home in a modern café setting. We offer gourmet drinks, knowledgeable baristas and a spacious, relaxed atmosphere—all centrally located in the heart of The Heights.
We’re proud to offer a space that brings people together. We’re proud to be a force for change in Houston. And we’re proud to serve coffee with a cause.
We serve coffee beans from Boomtown Coffee. This local roaster offers beans that are ethically sourced and bought directly from farmers for prices that are typically 50% higher than fair trade standards.
Learn about our drinks, hours and more here.
A 2nd Cup is a 501(c)(3) federal non-profit coffee shop fighting human trafficking in Houston, one of the most intense regions for human trafficking according to the Department of Justice. We are a unique combination of business and charity - using the funds we make through each coffee sale to fund our cause and end human trafficking in our city. We have employees as well as volunteers behind the bar, serving coffee to fight for justice.
To provide an avenue for generating awareness of human trafficking in Houston, and to work towards the abolition of slavery in our city.
To work alongside a variety of anti-trafficking organizations and movements to raise awareness, generate interest, and engage the public to take action.
To become a money-making engine that funds aftercare solutions for survivors of human trafficking, including: housing, mentoring, tutoring, job skills and other life skills for reintegration into society.