Coffee with a Purpose

Miriam Morales

Industrial engineering alumna Miriam Morales started the coffee shop Recreo in Boston as a true farm-to-cup experience that gives back to the community that she came from.

How Recreo brings beans from Nicaragua and brews coffee with a purpose

Miriam Morales, a native of Nicaragua and a Northeastern graduate in industrial engineering, started Recreo, a West Roxbury, Mass., coffee shop using beans from her family’s farm in Nicaragua, creating a genuine farm to cup experience. She donates profits to support schools and other services in her native country, all while maintaining environmentally sustainable agriculture and business practices. “We know that our coffee is good, but it has a purpose,” she says.

Related Departments:Mechanical & Industrial Engineering