Higher Grounds Coffee

Why wait in the drive-thru? Come enjoy a hot cup of coffee in our Upper School foyer, served up by Higher Grounds Coffee, the exciting new business recently launched by our NCCS Business Academy and entrepreneurship students.  

Higher Grounds Coffee will OPEN for business, serving the students, faculty, staff, community, and all NCCS families! This business is completely student led and operated — from naming to branding to researching the coffee-making process.

Higher Grounds is beginning as a mobile coffee cart business, helping our Business Academy students learn the ins and outs of the coffee industry before launching our on-campus cafe next year in phase two of our Upper School facility.

NCCS Student learns the coffee business for an entrepreneurship program.

The students have launched with a basic menu and will expand offerings as the business grows. The name “Higher Grounds” was selected as a reference to the business’s mission verse: “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up” (James 4:10).

Business Academy Director Ryan Moore says that his students “just want to uplift others as they start their day or help them recharge for the afternoon by offering high-quality coffee, the best customer  service, and an opportunity to enjoy a time of fellowship with others.”