Diversity & Inclusion


Since Uncommon Coffee Roasters opened in 1994, it has always been known as “the local gay coffee shop.” Gay and Lesbian youths (and adults) have always found it welcoming and comfortable and have always been greeted by the rainbow flag.

Since 2009, UCR has worked with the Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce of Chicago. In 2012, we became certified as a LGBT Business Enterprise through the National GLCC in Washington, D.C.

The NGLCC is the business voice of the LGBT community and is the largest global not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people. Many Fortune 500 companies work with the NGLCC to show their support of the LGBT community and to enhance their HRC (Human Rights Campaign) Equality Index Score.

In 2014, UCR facility manager, Nita Darienzo, became involved in creating the West Michigan Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, and continues to serve on the board.

Uncommon Coffee Roasters is a proud supporting member of both the West Michigan and Chicago GLCC. Visit the NGLCC website for more information about NGLCC and certified LGBT businesses.