About Us

Ancora gGmbH is a nonprofit company that exists to provide dignity and hope to displaced peoples while facilitating and strengthening community and relationships. In Germany, we seek to accomplish this through the development of sustainable initiatives serving displaced peoples in the areas of German language acquisition, sports and recreation, and vocational training and opportunities. In an effort to promote vocational training and employment opportunities, Ancora has opened the Uncharted Grounds Roastery and Café, a small-scale coffee roasting production and training facility and café.

Coffee and the Local Market

Germany is the second largest consumer of coffee in the world. Currently, in the local region, fresh-roasted single-origin coffee is in short supply despite having numerous cafés, restaurants and hotels where coffee is served on a daily basis. With this in mind, Ancora has developed relationships with experts in the coffee industry to offer displaced peoples with training in coffee roasting and preparation, and, for those that have completed the necessary training, Ancora will provide an opportunity for employment to roast coffee for sale online and to cafés, restaurants and hotels throughout the EU.

Opportunities to Serve

Being a nonprofit, Ancora is currently seeking committed volunteers that would like to provide support for this venture by assisting with translation (German, Arabic, etc.), logistical support, creative design and marketing, and other administrative responsibilities. For further information about the Uncharted Grounds Roastery and Café, or to express your interest to serve as a volunteer, please e-mail us at volunteer@ancora.org or visit our website at ancora.org for information about our other projects.

Thank you for your interest and support.

Sincerely,

Your Ancora Team