Rembrandt’s Coffee House

Rembrandts Coffee

Located in Eagle, Idaho is Rembrandt’s Coffee House. One of my favorite places to go to. Good coffee, food, and atmosphere. I also appreciate the fact that Rembrandt’s supports and openly endorses putting an end to human trafficking and the sex slave industry in the U.S. and around the globe.

Rembrandts

 

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Rembrandt’s Coffee House

RembrandtsI drew this for my wife for her birthday last year. Many good times spent here with each other and great friends!

But one of the reasons I like to support Rembrandt’s is because of their strong stand against human trafficking.  Globally there is a human injustice that you won’t hear a lot about, and that is the injustice against women who are abducted or forced into the sex slave trade or “human trafficking”.  Currently, there are approx. 4.5 million individuals who are enslaved in sexual exploitation and 98% are women. (the other being children) Like most things grossly evil, these things hide in the dark, not wanting to be exposed and remain hidden.  Rembrandt’s Coffee House is doing what it can to bring awareness and partners with Nomi Network, a nonprofit organization that aims to create economic opportunities for survivors and women at risk of human trafficking thru their proceeds.  When you walk into Rembrandt’s the first thing you will see are handbags, jewelry and other unique items made by women who have survived human trafficking. (Nomi Network manufactures their signature Buy Her Bag Not Her Body handbags.)

Having made my point, Rembrandt’s Coffee House also produces very good coffee, they roast their own beans, and make strangely HUGE cinnamon rolls, sticky buns, breakfast and lunch items that are a-maz-ing! The atmosphere inside is very cool, eclectic with paintings covering the walls and many items for sale to help support survivors of human trafficking. I’m happy they are in my community.

For more information on this issue, I would recommend the film, Nefarious, the documentary.

Mercato

Mercato

On the west side of Meridian,ID (not Iowa, not Indiana, but IDAHO) at Ten Mile Rd and McMillian is Mercato Coffee House, an independent neighborhood coffee house. The people here are great, friendly and want you to enjoy your coffee here in front of the fireplace. Expect to come and visit a little, you aren’t going to be rushed thru and out the door, “next!” Their signature drink is the Mercato Mocha, white chocolate mocha with caramel drizzle and fresh whip cream and more caramel drizzle…or, they’ll make it however you like your drink. The pastries are made locally from Zeppole’s Bakery, and the challah sandwich bread is amazing! Oh, and the pumpkin chocolate chip muffin, too. Just go, enjoy coffee and friends.