New coffee shop in Austin empowers people with special needs

There's a new coffee shop in town that is elevating employment expectations for young adults with special needs and giving back to meaningful community programs.

The team at Empowered Coffee consists of eight people and they all either have down syndrome or cerebral palsy. The idea was crafted by Dr. Kim Davis and her husband Jonathan Davis after realizing a calling to help others in the special needs community.

100 percent of the profits are donated to programs that increase physical activity and encourage young children and adults with a disability to get up and get moving. 

Employment responsibilities include taking orders, cleaning, brewing coffee and managing inventory and accounting.