Award-Winning Coffee With
A World-Changing Mission

Grounds for a Better World is a coffee lover’s dream. Grounds combines award-winning coffee, personalized service and a warm atmosphere for a superb café experience.  We specialize in espresso-based coffee drinks, uniquely created and served by highly skilled and friendly baristas.  We are strongly committed to providing world-class coffee drinks and personalized service.

And it gets even better. Grounds for a Better World is more than just an exceptional coffee experience. Grounds donates 50 percent of its after-tax profits to non-profit organizations that are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children. Grounds for a Better World provides great coffee while spreading awareness of the needs of children around the globe. Every item purchased at a Grounds location helps children in need.

Grounds for a Better World has been voted “Midland’s Best Cup of Coffee” for the past 10 years and recently was voted “Midland’s Best Locally Owned Business” as well as “Most Friendly Employees.”

So come visit Grounds for a Better World – taste our award-winning coffee and experience personalized service – because there is no better feeling than to enjoy award-winning coffee and know some of the proceeds are truly helping to change the world.

Click here to find out more about how you can become involved with our mission.

Eastman Rd.
4951 Eastman Rd.
Midland, MI 48640
(989) 839-1024

Mon-Fri:  6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sat:  7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sun:  8:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Cafe` Zinc
Dow 2020
Saginaw Rd.
1116 S. Saginaw Rd.
Midland, MI 48642
(989) 633-3300

Mon-Fri:  6 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat:  Closed
Sun:  Closed



Did You Know?

  • As of June 2013, Grounds for a Better World has donated more than $350,000 to non-profit organizations.

  • According to the Annie Casey Foundation, 12.5 percent of the children in Midland County are living in poverty in 2011.

  • In 2010, more than 500 students were registered at the Rock Youth Center.

  • As of 2011, HIV/AIDS has created more than 14 million orphans around the globe–92 percent of them live in Africa (

  • As of 2011, Questscope serves over 8,000 people in the Middle East through educational and family programming.

  • In 1996, Faith Village was established to help prevent the sex trafficking and exploitation of children. In 2012, they served more than 50 children and families.

  • The Just for Kids Foundation gave 100 bikes to children across the mid-Michigan region in 2010.

  • Over 2.2 million people volunteered across the state of Michigan in 2010.

  • Grounds for a Better World was voted “Midland’s Best Cup of Coffee” in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

  • Shelterhouse reached 13,507 individuals in 2010 through prevention and education programs.

  • Rainbows4Children provided schooling to more than 500 children in 2010.

  • In 2010, Cancer Services served more than 300 families through patient support programs, helped 155 people stop smoking, and reached 1,200 youth and adults through prevention programs.

  • At The Open Door’s 28-bed facility, an average of 750 nights of crisis housing are provided each month.