Bitty & Beau’s Coffee

Amy & Ben Wright are the proud parents of four children — Lillie, Emma Grace, Beau and Bitty. Lillie was born with autism, and Bitty & Beau were born with Down syndrome.

With over 80% of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities unemployed nationwide, the Wrights believe that Bitty & Beau’s Coffee creates a path for people with disabilities to become more valued, accepted and included in every community.

The original shop opened January 2016 in Wilmington, NC, and employed 19 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Today, Bitty & Beau’s Coffee has grown to 19 shops across 11 states with over 400 employees.

Additionally, Bitty & Beau’s Coffee has partnered with corporations to open shops in their world headquarters.

Bitty & Beau’s Coffee has been featured on The Today Show, Rachael Ray, CNN, Harry, Good Morning America, Dr. Oz, HLN, People Magazine, Southern Living Magazine, International Business Times, Forbes and The Harvard Business Review. Additionally, Co-Founder, Amy Wright, was the 2017 CNN Hero of the Year.