The Drink Station all started in the beautiful and friendly city of Pearland, TX and was founded in March 2008 with a mission to offer a healthier alternative to your typical "drink shop." We have since expanded to operate 3 locations in addition to providing wholesale ingredients and support to other tea and coffee shops across the nation.
Over the past 9 years, The Drink Station has been very active in the community and has continued to grow due to our strong ties in the surrounding areas, schools, civic clubs, and with its many regular customers! The Drink Station, LLC employs approximately 40 employees in the greater-Houston area.
One of our owners, Adrian Hernandez, M.S., has been in the tea business for over 15 years and has presented on tea at Dallas Coffee Fest, Anaheim Coffee Fest, Houston Tea Festival, Texas Iced Tea Festival, Hong Kong International Tea Fair, and World Tea Expo. His background in nutrition and food science allows him to both source quality ingredients and combine them in a way that delivers both purpose and flavor.
Wild Goose Coffee Roasters — Located in Redlands, CA, we proudly partner with WGCR to serve both delicious coffee and community support. For every 1 pound of coffee served, WGCR donates 10 pounds of food to a local food bank.
Stroope Honey Farms — Located in Pearland, TX, this family-owned apiary produces 100% pure Texas wild flower honey. We proudly serve their honey in our stores as it blends perfectly with many of our teas and coffees due to its deep flavor depth.
GEVA Coffee Roasters — Located in North Houston, this local roaster churns out some of the highest quality custom coffee blends in our region. Freshly roasted daily, we're proud to serve GEVA to our customers who deserve only the best possible flavor in addition to the best possible sourcing.
OUR PRODUCTS / SERVICES
The Drink Station is a full-service cafe retailer as well as cafe wholesale and consulting company. Our products and services include the following:
- Tea and Coffee Sales
- Smoothies and Blended Drink Sales
- Pastries and Baked Good Sales
- Boba "Bubble" Tea Sales
- Mobile Espresso Bar
- Group Catering
- Cafe Startup Consulting
- Cafe Products Wholesale
- Barista Training
- Party/Corporate Workshops
- Fundraising Sales
The Drink Station family prides itself on service with every cup. Service to health by continually striving to use wholesome ingredients and less sugar; the arts by offering our space to local artists and musicians for their exhibitions; our communities by donating at least 5% of our annual sales to local charities and/or causes; our customers by placing an emphasis on building relationships with each and every patron; our employees by offering a diverse and family-oriented work environment; our planet by pledging to waste as little as possible; and to our owners by each and every member of The Drink Station family taking ownership in all that he or she does in order to inspire the company to always dream bigger, do more good in the world, and serve THE BEST DRINK EVER.
It's an important part of our business model. We feel as though giving back to our communities is one of the core tenants of owning and operating a business.
-Adrian Hernandez, Co-Owner
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
What is #1EQUALS10?
Our partnership with Wild Goose Coffee Roasters enables us to provide 10 pounds of food through donations to food banks for every 1 pound of coffee purchased. We use WGCR in all our espresso-based drinks including lattes, americanos, glacees, cappuccinos, macchiatos, etc.
How much is donated per cup?
Each double shot of espresso equals 1/2 pound of food donated. That means YOU are directly responsible for donating 1/2 pound of food with every latte, glacee, cappuccino, etc that you purchase. If you're a fan of the Wide Awake! Glacee, then you're donating 1 pound with each purchase! Way to go!
Are there other coffee drinks that qualify?
Absolutely! While we don't use WGCR coffee for all our coffees in-store, if you purchase any of the WGCR coffee beans from our website, you will also be donating 10 pounds of food along with each pound of beans that your buy.
Our annual gifts to local charities, non-profits, schools, and community events
These are just a few of the organizations that we support with annual gifts made possible by your support. Your purchases do more than just pay the wages of our employees; they help fund critical support programs for communities both at home and abroad. Your dollars touch lives both near and far!
Since 2008, we have provided discounted or donated drinks to local schools and universities for them to use in order to raise funds for a variety of student programs and experiential learning opportunities. We have a longstanding record of successful fundraising efforts with local schools including Dawson High School, Pearland High School, Sharpstown High School, University of Houston - Main Campus, University of Houston - Clear Lake, University of Houston - Downtown, Rice University, Alvin Community College, San Jacinto College, and Houston Community College.
Make a Difference Mondays
Several times per year, we offer 10% of our sales on certain Mondays to local charities, non-profits, religious organizations, or school groups. We have, over the years, donated thousands of dollars and helped fund dozens of school programs in Pearland ISD, Dickinson ISD, Clear Creek ISD, Clear Falls ISD, Alvin ISD, and Houston ISD. Additionally, we have supported local arts organizations, law enforcement support organizations, community health fairs, and much more!
From time-to-time, The Drink Station fulfills requests for donations of both monetary and in-kind gifts. As we receive hundreds of requests per year from various organizations, we have no option but to be very selective with our gifting practices. To request a donation outside of the programs we outlined hereinabove, please complete our donation request form by clicking here. We will not accept requests via any other channels. Please allow 4-6 weeks for us to review your request and reply with out decision.