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Great coffee for a Higher Cause

Our mission is to boldly speak the Word of God and to offer hope to all that we encounter.  This can be done in many ways, including through our words, actions and financial support.  We strongly agree with the concept that “giving only” to those in need can hurt more than it helps by potentially creating a culture of dependency and entitlement.  However, we believe that if a person has a safe/dry place to call home, nutritious food and clean water, an appropriate education and a job, and a knowledge of the peace that comes through Jesus Christ, hope will be the end result.  Hope changes everything! We have found that we can make the biggest difference by joining those that are already hard at work. Below is a list of ministries and churches that we partner with or help support:

Why coffee?

A lot of life centers around a cup of coffee.  So many decisions made, so many friendships nurtured, tears shed and laughs shared.  Over a cup of coffee can be the place to begin making changes in the world around us.  So how do we get started making a difference together:

It has to be great coffee. Life is too short for nasty tasting coffee!

Freshness and quality are non-negotiable

Boldly speak the Word of God into the coffee community

Provide coffee to individuals, businesses and churches to enjoy with great service and fair prices

Share the vision with others that are looking for an opportunity to reach out to the hurting

Offer HOPE to people in need by providing homes, nutritious food and clean water, and jobs and education while sharing the love of Jesus

We purchase our beans from all over the world and ship most of them green to our Oklahoma City warehouse. As orders are placed, our local roasting facility carefully roasts the beans to perfection, locking in the fresh aroma, taste and texture. Whether you purchase whole bean or we grind it for you, rest assured that the coffee you receive from Higher Grounds Coffee Company will be some of the freshest and smoothest you can find.

Meet the team

Ken Murphy

Ken is our CEO.  Prior to Higher Grounds, he was the founder and CEO of Enviro Clean Services.  Under his leadership, Enviro Clean grew to become one of the largest and fastest growing environmental companies in Oklahoma.  He and Joe sold the company in 2013 and waited on God to show them what was next.  Through a series of events Ken was led to co-found Higher Grounds with his wife Linda, daughter-in-law Tiffany, and longtime friend Joe.  Linda and Ken’s son, Jordan, joined the company in 2014. Working with family, starting a business from scratch, innovative customer service and finding opportunities to merge everyday business activities with Christian values are all passions of his.

When it comes to Ken’s favorite coffee, nothing too fancy is needed. Just a good cup of coffee with a fire in the fireplace will do. His favorites are our Genesis Blend and Jamaica Blue Mountain. 

Linda Murphy

Linda is our Chief Financial Officer.  She has managed the bookkeeping and accounting in every company that Ken has started so she jumped at the chance to continue that role at Higher Grounds.  She loves working with family and enjoys meeting new people and sharing her passion about our company and the various charities it helps support. Ken and Linda have six children, five sons/daughters in law, one fiancé, four incredibly bright grandchildren, and Gracie, the sweetest dog ever.

Although Linda doesn’t drink coffee, she loves our Hot Chocolate with lots of whipping cream on top!!

Linda Murphy

Linda is our Chief Financial Officer.  She has managed the bookkeeping and accounting in every company that Ken has started so she jumped at the chance to continue that role at Higher Grounds.  She loves working with family and enjoys meeting new people and sharing her passion about our company and the various charities it helps support. Ken and Linda have six children, five sons/daughters in law, one fiancé, four incredibly bright grandchildren, and Gracie, the sweetest dog ever.

Although Linda doesn’t drink coffee, she loves our Hot Chocolate with lots of whipping cream on top!!

Blythe Donovan

Blythe is our Director of Sales & Marketing and has been with Higher Grounds since March of 2018. Her favorite thing about working for Higher Grounds is the variety of things she gets to do. Whether she is helping people plan the perfect event, talking to a church about coffee service, or speaking to a group about the Mission behind our coffee, she is happy to talk to everyone she meets. Her favorite drink is our Highlander Grog coffee, she loves that she can make it at home! 

Blythe is a single mom who spends her free time hanging out with her 2 kids, writing a book and blogs, and heading to the mountains any chance she gets!

Jordan Murphy

Jordan is our Operations Manager and, in that role, wears many different hats within the company. During the week he manages the coffee inventory and packaging, and delivers our products to multiple businesses, churches, grocery stores, and coffee shoppes. What he does best is handle all things customer service.  He is a true “people person” that loves to interact directly with our customers. 

When he isn’t running around for us, Jordan can be found hanging out with friends, winning fantasy football, and playing disc golf or soccer. He thinks everyone should try our Snickerdoodle cookie, it’s his favorite!

Jordan Murphy

Jordan is our Operations Manager and, in that role, wears many different hats within the company. During the week he manages the coffee inventory and packaging, and delivers our products to multiple businesses, churches, grocery stores, and coffee shoppes. What he does best is handle all things customer service.  He is a true “people person” that loves to interact directly with our customers. 

When he isn’t running around for us, Jordan can be found hanging out with friends, winning fantasy football, and playing disc golf or soccer. He thinks everyone should try our Snickerdoodle cookie, it’s his favorite!

Emily Dunn

Emily is the manager of Higher Grounds Coffee Shoppe & Bakery, and has worked for us since August 2017. Her favorite drink is a simple Americano, and her favorite part of working at Higher Grounds is our heart for our customers. She loves getting to care for everyone who comes into the shoppe, whether it is their first visit or they stop in every day. 

She and the staff strive to make everyone who enters feel loved and valued. When she isn’t at work, Emily likes to go on new adventures with her husband.

Cathryn Hinderliter

Cathryn is currently our Catering Chef, although she has worn many hats since she started at Higher Grounds in June of 2015. She loves the comfort of the kitchen and the camaraderie of the staff at Higher Grounds, and puts her Associate of Science, Culinary Arts degree to good use creating recipes for the shoppe and catering events. 

She is as creative in her free time as she is in the kitchen, and loves to paint, garden, and crochet. Cathryn also loves to watch her 2 kids play their respective sports at the college level. Her favorite Higher Grounds treat is a Lemonade spritz with lavender syrup & an apricot, white chocolate, walnut scone.

Cathryn Hinderliter

Cathryn is currently our Catering Chef, although she has worn many hats since she started at Higher Grounds in June of 2015. She loves the comfort of the kitchen and the camaraderie of the staff at Higher Grounds, and puts her Associate of Science, Culinary Arts degree to good use creating recipes for the shoppe and catering events. 

She is as creative in her free time as she is in the kitchen, and loves to paint, garden, and crochet. Cathryn also loves to watch her 2 kids play their respective sports at the college level. Her favorite Higher Grounds treat is a Lemonade spritz with lavender syrup & an apricot, white chocolate, walnut scone.

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