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Beneficial Beans

Beneficial Beans®

SARRC's Beneficial Beans program is a dynamic internship program for adults with autism offering unique, hands-on experience in retail and marketing, business administration, and agriculture production. Participation in a Beneficial Beans internship allows individuals transferable skills they can readily use to sustain their future financial independence. The curriculum as well as the course schedule has been designed to mirror the workplace and includes both technical and practical workplace skills. More than just a gardening program, Beneficial Beans creates possibilities, opportunities, and self-confidence for adults with autism that are working towards meaningful community-based employment.


All Beneficial Beans products are made, grown, sold, and created by our interns and 100% of your purchase will support our employment initiatives. Our signature products include:

  • Fresh produce through our CSA veggie program (next season starts late Aug/early Sept)
  • Cement planters with succulents, hand made and designed by our interns
  • Ground and whole bean coffee
  • Coffee mugs designed by an artist with autism
  • Retail merchandise including exclusive water bottles and t-shirts 

Beneficial Beans coffee and garden products, including our signature planters, are available at several Valley retail stores, at SARRC's Phoenix Campuses, or online.    


Can’t wait for your next Beneficial Beans coffee order to arrive? Visit our friends at Cafe Cordoba in Phoenix, a local café that serves Beneficial Beans Coffee! Cafe Cordoba is located at 101 N 1st Ave Phoenix, Arizona. 

Contact us

For more information about SARRC's Beneficial Beans program, please contact us at [email protected] or 602.340.8717.