Thursday, February 24, 2005


tsunami relief update from the scaa

this press release from the scaa is so awesome, i'm just reposting it here:

"Here's a simple way for specialty coffee drinkers to help make a difference with the tsunami relief effort. According to Long Beach, Calif.-based Specialty Coffee Association of America, the world's largest coffee trade association, numerous coffee companies are contributing a portion of proceeds every time a cup or pound of coffee is purchased.

The next time you're making a specialty coffee purchase, take note of these specialty coffee companies.

Bellatazza will donate 100 percent of its Tsunami Relief Blend coffee sales to Direct Relief, until further notice.

Caribou Coffee has pledged to donate a minimum of US$100,000 to the Coffee Kids "Sumatra Relief Fund" on the one-month anniversary of the tsunami disaster. [note: devoted readers will recall i wrote about this already.]

Coffee Bean International will donate US$2 for every pound of coffee sold to retailers through July to Mercy Corps for humanitarian relief efforts to coffee-growing families affected by the disaster in East Timor.

Coffee Fest will donate 10 percent of its onsite registration proceeds from all three Coffee Fest shows in 2005 to the Coffee Kids Sumatra Relief Fund.

Counter Culture Coffee will donate US$1 for every pound sold of their Aceh Relief Blend, which they plan to promote until April 1.

Fonte Coffee Roasters will donate US$2 for every pound of Sumatra Mandheling purchased on their website to the Red Cross International Response Fund specifically for Tsunami assistance(until further notice).

Taylor Maid Farms is donating 10 percent of sales from its Sumatra Gayoland, Sonoma Roast, Rise and Shine and Rainforest Blend (all of which contain coffee from Aceh) to ForesTrade/PPKGO to assist in rebuilding efforts.

Tully's will donate one hundred percent of the net proceeds of the Tully's Coffee World Vision Tsunami Response coffees (while supplies last) to World Vision for its earthquake/tsunami disaster response currently underway in eight countries.

More Contributions

Here are some other ways to make a contribution. Coffee Kids is an international non-profit organization established to improve the quality of life for children and families who live in coffee growing communities around the world.

They are providing relief to Sumatra. One hundred percent of contributions are sent to the Gayo Organic Coffee Farmers Association (PPKGO) in Aceh Province and other reputable organizations.

The PPKGO is delivering food, clothing and other essentials to people in the region affected by the Tsunami. Also, the Cafe Femenino Foundation is accepting donations to assist in relief efforts on the battered island of Sumatra, Indonesia.

The Foundation is a not for profit 501(c)3 corporation, and donations are tax deductible.

Several other specialty coffee companies contributed to the tsunami relief effort this year, including: Arnold's Coffee Cafe; Batdorf & Bronson; Caffe Pronto Coffee Roastery; Crescent Moon Coffee & Tea; It's a Grind; MoonBean's Coffee; Peet's Coffee & Tea; Starbucks; and Victor Allen's Coffees."

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