Denver coffee roaster Novo Coffee is already known for producing some of the best beans around. Now the Best of Denver winner is making a fashion statement by donating its old burlap coffee sacks to Mission Wear, a Denver nonprofit bag maker (and another Best of Denver winner) that uses recycled materials and employs women recovering from prostitution, felonies or substance abuse. Once the women have stitched the burlap into bags, another local charity, YouthBiz, prints Novo's logo on the side (making sure not to obscure the burlap's original coffee markings).
The finished product goes for just under $20 at Novo's two locations at the Denver Art Museum. Pick one up and you'll be helping out several good causes -- as well as making a very bold statement about your caffeine addiction.