Driven Coffee is a small team of artisans from across the Midwest that came together in Minneapolis, Minnesota to share a common passion for specialty coffee. We focus our efforts on responsibly sourcing, craft roasting, and meticulously brewing the best coffees possible to serve our customers across the country.

We roast our coffees on small bath Probat Roaster that gives us the freedom to manually control all stages of the roasting process to further develop our unique blends and single origins. We maintain strict quality control and cup our coffees endlessly to ensure our customers receive a consistent product that highlights the delicate nuances of each and every bean. In a world that is full of massive commercial coffee companies, we stand apart as a small craft roaster focused on delivering fresh, complex coffees.

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Driven Coffee’s Vintage German Gothot Roaster

At Driven we believe that great coffee can lead to an even greater purpose. To live out this philosophy we donate 5% of all web coffee sales to organizations that advocate positive change in our communities and around the world.

We are Driven. What drives you?

Matt Vassau
Founder | CEO

Prior to founding Driven Coffee, Matt worked as the VP of Business Development for an Espresso Services Company where he cultivated relationships with some of the largest coffee companies in the country. In 2013 he decided to bring his passion for business, coffee, and helping others together for the launch of Driven Coffee. When he’s not searching for the perfect cup of coffee, you will likely find him on the links or spending time with family and friends.

Dan Oksnevad
Partner | Marketing Director

Dan is a marketing-minded entrepreneur with a focus on developing strategic plans, strengthening company branding and driving sales. Dan’s interest in specialty coffee began in 2009 when he was involved with a startup fair trade coffee organization. This pursuit lead him to the coffee fields of Central America where he followed the path from hand-picked cherry to state-side café.

Nick Schmitz
Partner | Sales Director

Nick is the Sales Director and a passionate Giving Officer for Driven Coffee. He comes to Driven with experience in sales, marketing, and the non-profit sector. When he’s not out on the road or serving with one of our partner causes, he can be found spending time with his wife, chasing around their black lab puppy, or training for his next mountain climb.

Erin Halloran
Account Executive

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Driven Coffee is passionate about making a difference in the world and our Partner Causes and customers are invaluable in achieving this goal. It is our belief that people are excited to donate so we created a platform in which customers can easily contribute to our Partner Causes while getting a great product in return. Coffee is an integral part in the lives of Americans and we believe it is an outstanding vehicle to impact change. We are Driven to make a difference.

Our Partner Causes

Second Harvest Heartland

Second Harvest HeartlandSecond Harvest Heartland is one of the nation’s largest, most efficient and most innovative food banks. In 2012, Second Harvest delivered more than 60 million meals to nearly 1,000 food shelves, pantries and other agency partner programs serving 59 counties in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Second Harvest Heartland helps relieve hunger not only by sourcing, warehousing and distributing food, but through data-driven thought leadership and community partnerships that help improve the region’s largest hunger relief system. > Learn More

United Way

Greater Twin Cities United WayGreater Twin Cities United Way (GTCUW) unites caring people to build pathways out of poverty, creating opportunity for all. GTCUW attacks poverty on multiple, interconnected fronts to achieve lasting change. They LIVE UNITED by collaborating with partner agencies, corporations, community leaders and people like you. United Way serves people living in or near poverty in nine counties: Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott and western Washington. Making a gift to United Way is the most effective way to help the whole community. > Learn More

Feed My Starving Children

Feed My Starving ChildrenFeed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and FMSC ships the meals to nearly 70 countries around the world. Every day, FMSC produces enough food for 420,000 children. Each of these meals costs less than a quarter to make and 92% of total donations support the food program. > Learn More

Driven Coffee Fundraising Program

DrivenCoffee FundraiserAre you looking for new Fundraiser Ideas for your organization? At Driven Coffee we have a deep-rooted desire to help others, and our Fundraising Programs have proven to be a great vehicle to accomplish just that. With our exceptional fresh roasted specialty coffees and gourmet chocolates your group will have a product offering that is sure to please everyone. We have developed a program that is user friendly, making it easy for organizations of all sizes to reach and exceed fundraising goals. > Learn More