Have coffee with a rival neighbor.

Take the #CoffeeChallenge, Friday, September 24 - Sunday, September 26.

An evangelical pastor and an LGBTQ activist sat down for coffee.

This was the beginning of Bob Vander Plaats and Donna Red Wing’s friendship, which inspired thousands of across-the-aisle conversations.



A good conversation can make a difference.

The #CoffeeChallenge makes it simple.

Invite someone you disagree with to have coffee.

A simple call or text will do the trick. Reach out and set a time between Friday, September 24 and Sunday, September 26.

Have a good conversation.

It’s that easy. No agenda, no specific questions to ask, no talking points — just talking to a fellow human.

Share a photo of your time together with #CoffeeChallenge.

Spread the word. We’ll feature great stories on our website, social media, and newsletter.

Photos from Past Coffee Challenges


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Invite a friend to coffee

Text this link to a friend:

September 24-26 is the National Coffee Challenge. Let's get coffee together - no agenda. https://bit.ly/3mRrB8J 

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The Head Wrangler

Foster Friess wanted more for America.

Foster Friess grew up in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, a first-generation college graduate. His mother dropped out of school in the eighth grade to pick cotton in order to save the family farm in Texas. His father dealt cattle and horses.

From an early age, he always looked out for his neighbors. He was taught that God created every man equally. His genuine care for his peers and his infectious attitude led him to have success in a myriad of leadership positions in his early life.

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