ONE WORLD CAFE
Jack and Brandy Sullivan and Steffen and Nicole Werner opened One World Café in 2005. Sara Pritchett began working at this popular coffee shop in 2007, and in 2014 she bought out the Werners’ portion of the business. The café has a warm and comfortable atmosphere. Sara attributes much of that feeling to their customers. She said, "Our customers are so nice, they are kind to one another and are comfortable enough to make this place their own." The café’s name symbolizes the owners’ desire to
One World Café offers sandwiches and soup, affordable lunches for customers. Whenever possible they use local ingredients such as Vandal meats from the University of Idaho, pastries delivered fresh from local bakeries, and food from the Moscow Food Co-op. They purchase their coffee exclusively from Landgrove, a local company based in Troy. Sara said, “I am an advocate for buying locally as much as I can and supporting our community as much as I can.”
One World Café offers three types of drip coffee: Guatemalan, Ethiopian, and Cross Trails blends. They also have espresso and decaf and some specialty blend pour over coffees. One Sara especially recommends is Panama Geisha, “one of the best coffees in the world.” In addition to coffee, the café also offers tea, beer, and wine. They recently added beer on tap and cold brew coffee to their selections.
If you work or study at the University of Idaho, look for One World Café at two locations on campus. One is in Jansen Engineering and the other in the Administration Building, in front of the auditorium.
One World Café is often generous with their offerings to the community. In addition to donating to the Chamber Music Series and to the Jazz Festival at the UI, they recently hosted a Josh Ritter performance. All the proceeds from the entrance fees and product sales went to support the Moscow Backpack program, which provides weekend food for needy children, and to the Moscow Food Bank located in St. Mary’s church. The servers even paid the admittance fee and donated their time.
Sara said One World Café hosts “awesome music events.” In addition to the Josh Ritter performance, they have hosted an array of entertainment including bands, poetry readings, open mic nights, jazz recitals, monthly group sing-alongs, and PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) Drag Bingo. The owners want One World Café to be a safe spot for anyone to come, be themselves, and enjoy the local community. One World Café is also an Art Walk site and has walls covered with amazing artwork. They have recently opened an artists’ co-op in the back, where art pieces are sold on consignment.
The baristas at One World Café are not only friendly but classically trained. To keep the staff up-to-date, specialists give quarterly in-house training sessions, and servers take field trips to other cities to see what is new in the industry. Working closely with Langrove helps them keep in touch with the quality sustainable chain of organic, fair, and direct trade products. Sara said, “It is important to respect that chain. Every cup is made with love.”
ONE WORLD CAFE IS A MOSCOW FOOD CO-OP BUSINESS PARTNER
- Through our Business Partner Program, Co-op owners receive a discount on locally owned businesses that partner with the Co-op, and the Co-op promotes our locally owned partners.
- One World Café offers Co-op members a 50 percent discount on One World Café 100% cotton tote bag
- One World Café can be contacted at (208) 883-3537, firstname.lastname@example.org, and www.owc-moscow.com.
For more information about the Co-op's Business Partner Program, please ask for a brochure and/or an application at the Customer Service Desk or click here.