Our Story

Coffee Vets is Veteran owned company … on a mission to make a difference  for our Soldiers, one bag of coffee at a time.

  • Our veterans, service members, and their families sacrifice so greatly and ask for little in return. COFFEE VETS honors and helps them and is a proud sponsor of 22 Heroes to Zero … a human crowdfunding campaign to COMBAT Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
  • Our mission is to raise funds to help battle this staggering illness and to help Veterans seek and get the best care they can find.
  • 100% of the profits of the sponsor organization, COFFEE VETS,  go to the 22 Heroes to Zero campaign to give back to 22 organizations on the front lines, battling PTSD.

COFFEE VETS is a team of passionate people; led by a retired Senior Naval Officer:

Kip Nicely President, Board Member & Veteran

1976: Graduated from U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis); commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy


1978 – 1981:  Flew 2800 hours in Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron ONE (VQ-1) throughout the Pacific and Indian Ocean regions in EA-3 and EP-3 aircraft. Promoted to Lieutenant (LT).


1981 – 1985:  Flew “Cast Glance” optical tracking flights for the first 8 Space Shuttle missions. Promoted to Lieutenant Commander.


1981 –  1985:  Served as Military Liaison (West Coast Operations) for President Ronald Reagan.


1985 –  2003:   Served in a wide range of duties, including one tour as the Executive Officer, and two tours as the Commanding Officer in the Naval Air Systems Command. Promoted to Commander and then promoted to Captain, retiring in 2003.

CFO & Veteran
Sumner Ph.D.
VP, Strategic Operations & Veteran
Vice President, Retail
Director of 22 Coordination/Social Media
von Mayer Ph.D.
Director of Marketing