Underground Coffee

Interrupting Mass Incarceration

Every year in America, hundreds of thousands of men and women are released from jails and prisons. But without quality employment, many of these lives remain in the “underground,” illegal economy. Then new crimes. New victims. Back to jail. Broken families. Expensive prisons. Nobody wins. 

 Fidalgo’s Underground Coffee is helping interrupt that cycle--with a unique blend of top tier coffee roasting and social enterprising. We proudly employ men and women leaving their conviction histories behind and rising into new lives, in Northwest Washington’s Skagit Valley. 

Make a Difference with Your Coffee Purchase

When you buy Fidalgo Coffee's Organic Light in the Darkness blend, 5% from every sale go to Underground Ministries to interrupt the cycle of incarceration and help us to employ former prisoners trying to turn their lives around.

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Make a difference while saving on your purchase with our "subscribe & save" program. Save nearly 10% and receive 4 bags of coffee on the schedule you choose.


Organic Light in the Darkness - 12oz

Purchase a 12oz bag of our "Organic Light in the Darkness" blend and help us interrupt the cycle of incarceration.


Organic Light in the Darkness - 2lb.

Purchase a 2lb. bag of our "Organic Light in the Darkness" blend and help us interrupt the cycle of incarceration.


Join The Movement

Interaction with ex-gang member

Underground employment network


We have found a formula for community partnership that can work anywhere.

Starting with Underground Coffee at Fidalgo Coffee Roasters here in our local Skagit Valley, Underground Ministries has created an employment model over the last decade with several other regional employers.

Rather than nonprofits struggling to figure out how to create and run a small side business or “social enterprise” to employ those they serve, and rather than well-intentioned companies facing frustrating when their “felony-friendly” hiring yields hopeful employees who sometimes stop showing up due to the layers of hidden reentry barriers they often face alone or in shame—we have found that support organizations (recovery programs, homes, ministries, nonprofits) and employers can work together.