September is national coffee month. It’s the perfect time to consider buying some brew that gives back in unique ways in the U.S, the Caribbean and Africa.
Companies like Newman’s Own and others have been giving proceeds from the sale of their dressings, sauces, salsas, t-shirts, microwave popcorn and other stuff to charity for decades. If you’re into the charitable buying scene, you’ll know that Paul Newman’s products donate an amazing 100% of sales to charities.
And now a couple of new faces have turned up on the block. This time you can make your dollar count by buying some rich-smelling, fresh roasted coffee.
If you want your morning brew to do more than wake you up, check out these three new brands that are supporting charitable work in the Dominican Republic, the U.S, and Africa:
Kimera Koffee comes from the Dominican Republic. You’re doing something good when you buy it because not only is it healthy for you, it’s also great for the local community.
This roast is locally grown as a single-estate artisan coffee, that’s infused with premium grade Nootropics, which is great news. If you haven’t heard of them, Nootropics are specialized all-natural amino acids.
When you ingest them, you can help to increase your focus and cognition, as well as your executive functions, memory, and creativity.
When it comes to giving, with Kimera Koffee you’re helping to provide school materials, clothes, food, and basic household appliances to communities in the Dominican Republic’s farming towns, as the company is a proud supporter of the Belarminio Ramirez Foundation.
You can purchase Kimera Koffee online, as well as at select retailers in the USA, Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.
You read that right- yes, Fire Department Coffee (FDC). It’s a real brand. It was founded by US veterans-turned-firefighters, and it’s been tried, tested, and approved by thousands of America’s Nation’s finest hardworking men and women.
Doing its part, FDC donates a portion of each sale to military and fire service related charities in the U.S. When you buy it, you help to keep the public service traditions at the core of military and fire fighting work alive and well.
“The bonds created by service members and firefighters is unique, strong and loyal,” explained co-founder Luke Schneider. “Our brand is driven with a mission to serve, unite, and give back.”
The distinct coffee comes in original (medium) roast, dark roast, and the newly launched Spirit Infusion Coffee Collection. What’s this? Coffee infused with bourbon, rum, and tequila. Yum!
Three Avocados is a non-profit coffee company operating out of Africa. It’s been featured by NBC, Fox, NPR, the Huffington Post, CBS Radio and other major media outlets, and is doing a great thing by helping to provide clean drinking water to rural areas in Uganda.
Why water? According to the organization’s website, every day 63 children die in Uganda because of a lack of clean water. Change that statistic by buying coffee from Three Avocados, which donates all net proceeds to the cause.