Pinwheel Coffee is a collaborative enterprise providing middle and high school students the tools they need to run a successful coffee shop business.

Our coffee shop operates in cooperation with Denver Montessori Jr/Sr High School and Compass Montessori School as a student led entrepreneurial experience. Students take on the responsibility of understanding policies and procedures of operating a business, enhance management skills, and build leadership techniques by making decisions in a collaborative manner.

This is an untried pilot with no precedence and will evolve, change and adapt with the ultimate goal to have the students integrally involved in the operations and management of the shop.

Visit the Pinwheel Coffee website to learn more about this exciting venture.

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Joy, feeling one’s own value, being appreciated and loved by others, feeling useful and capable of production are all factors of enormous value for the human soul.
— Maria Montessori