Looking for a way to give back during the coronavirus outbreak? Consider picking up a bag of coffee from Kaldi's Coffee Roasting Co.
The St. Louis-based coffee brand announced today that proceeds from its Gratitude Blend will be donated to The Gateway Resilience Fund, which is providing financial relief to employees and owners of bars, restaurants and shops in the St. Louis area that are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The brand-new blend features fair trade and organic Peru Rutas del Inca, a coffee with notes of apple, honey and chocolate.
In addition to supporting business monetarily, Kaldi's is also donating coffee directly to the medical community. Hundreds of 8-ounce bags of the Gratitude Blend are being donated to Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital.
“We wanted to do something to support our community, both the hospitality industry as well as the individuals on the front line of the pandemic, the medical professionals,” Kaldi's president Tricia Zimmer Ferguson said in the release. “The coffee is named after our daily ritual at the Kaldi’s Roastery. We go around the room and mention something which we are grateful for. We know that there is power in recognizing the good in our lives, especially now.”
The Gratitude Blend is now for sale on Kaldi's website for $20 per one-pound bag, which includes shipping costs. Kaldi's coffee shops are currently closed due to the coronavirus.
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