Updated on February 27, 2023 - 2 min read

At Padre Coffee, it is not only our mission to roast amazing specialty coffee, but also to have an impact by giving back to our community. As part of our Good Coffee Doing Good initiative, we partner with like-minded organisations to raise funds and awareness in support of their missions.

Good Coffee Doing Good is a project-based initiative in which we partner with impact-focused enterprises both local and global and is fueled by our Golden Rule Espresso Blend.

Through the sales of Golden Rule, we will be raising funds for some meaningful organisations and projects, donating $4 for each kilo sold across our retail and wholesale operations.

You can find out more about the inspiration behind the blend here or shop the coffee!

Visit The Social Studio website

Image courtesy of The Social Studio. Photographer Benjamin Thompson.


Following successful collaborations with organisations Agency Projects and CafeSmart, we’ve teamed with The Social Studio, a social enterprise that uses fashion and creativity to create work and learning opportunities for Melbourne’s refugee and new migrant communities.

The Social Studio was born in 2009, when a group of Melbourne-based designers, industry professionals and community members joined forces with a common goal: to embrace up-cycled fashion as a vehicle for social change and uplift youth from migrant and refugee backgrounds.

They’re part educator, part retailer, part production house, and 100% people-focused. More than 800 young people have walked through The Social Studio’s doors to learn invaluable fashion industry skills through bespoke TAFE-accredited training. Students have also earned work as educators and in the production studio through the program.

Image courtesy of The Social Studio. Photographer Benjamin Thompson.


Our GCDG initiative will contribute to The Social Studio’s goal of embracing fashion, design and the creative arts as a vehicle for social change and uplift youth from migrant and refugee backgrounds.

The funds raised through sales of our Golden Rule blend will support The Social Studio’s initiatives such as their Student Pathways program. This program provides talented participants one-on-one support to not only help with education and employment in the fashion industry, but also help with goal setting, career planning, study advice and social-emotional support. 

Student Pathways is one of the key elements of The Social Studio’s supportive, holistic approach to education and training that is essential to the success of their students both within the Studio and beyond.


If you’re a specialty coffee lover, you’re in luck. You can contribute to The Social Studio by purchasing a bag of Golden Rule! You can also follow updates of our partnership with The Social Studio on social media.

Visit The Social Studio website

If you’re keen to learn more about The Social Studio, you can visit their website. Under the “Get Involved” tab, you’ll find the many ways you can contribute to the organisation!

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