About Us

** Our candles will be available in select Bay Area gift shops starting December 20th! **

We recycle coffee grinds from local coffee shops and put them to good use. It’s fair to say that you haven’t lived until you smelled our candle.

Who are we? Just a couple of poor college students trying to make a difference. For every candle sold, 5% of its profits will go towards a quarterly donation to a non-profit that supports Latin American coffee farmers.

Why did do we do it? What started out as a small class project has turned into something bigger – a platform to do a lot more than we ever thought we could. We didn’t just create a cool product that people love, we’ve also gotten to give back to the people who produce products we use everyday. That is big to us. As we progress in our journey, we hope to hone our understanding of fair trade and sustainability, so one day we may advocate for it.

Did we run out of stock at your local gift shop? Try these stores in Seattle, WA:

  • Fireworks Gallery
  • Retrofit Home
  • Portage Bay Goods
  • Cone and Steiner

Or contact ‘commongroundscandle@gmail.com’ for more info and custom orders.