Tuesday, June 18, 2013

For Love and Coffee

When you think of meeting with friends, catching up, or just hanging out, let's be honest, what do you usually do at the same time...eat or drink.  My husband and I love having people over to the house to hang out on the back porch by the fire, roast marshmallows, drink wine and make coffee or hot chocolate for guests.  Food and beverage always seem to bring people together.  When I heard that there was a fundraising plan involving coffee, I thought that sounded like a great option to offer to our friends and family.  So many people drink coffee, and so many people love to try gourmet or boutique versions that this company seems like a perfect match.  Even if you don't drink coffee, maybe you have a friends that does, and it does smell good :).  We would love for you to try some products from our personal storefront at  "Just Love Coffee Roasters", our latest partner in our adoption journey.  

 This company was founded on great principals and strives for quality in their coffee.  You can purchase organic, sustainable, fair trade products and support a great cause as well.  They say it best themselves:

The Mission of Just Love Coffee

"At Just Love Coffee Roasters, our mission is to bring out the unique qualities inherent in each coffee bean. We do this by taking a small-batch artisan approach to all of our specialty coffees. We don’t use automation or computers during the roast process, but instead carefully roast every batch to perfection using smell, sight, sound, touch, and taste. We’re always searching for the best Fair Trade, organic, and shade-grown coffee beans available.
And as passionate as we are about creating outstanding artisan coffees, we are equally passionate about helping those in need. Every delectable cup of Just Love Coffee you drink has a portion of its proceeds go to someone who could use a helping hand. In our first two years of business we have given over $200,000 to adopting families, non-profit organizations, and the arts. "

So, if you're looking for something different or are adventurous with your coffee (not just sticking to the local Starbucks)  We would love for you to try Just Love Coffee.  They are very open and transparent on their website about how the fundraising proceeds are set aside:

What are the Proceed Amounts?

13oz. Coffees (non-small lot): $5
8oz. Coffee (non-small lot): $3.50
Tastes of Africa (4) 8oz. Sampler: $7
Tour of The World (4) 8oz. Sampler: $7
Coffee Cupper's (11) 8oz. Sampler: $19
Jamaica Blue Mountain (small lot): 4oz. ($3)  13oz. ($9)
Special Blend–I Love Mom: $5
Special Blend–Pinky Beans (Available in October only): $0
T-Shirts: $5
Sale T-Shirts: $3
Sale Hoodie: $4
Beanie: $3
Hat: $3
Stoneware Mug: $2
16oz. Steel Tumbler: $2
Aeropress: $5
Aeropress Microfilters: $.25
Coffee Scoop: $1
Chemex Brewer: $3
Chemex Filters: $0
LaMarzocco Espresso Machine: $0

If you can't remember these links, you can always bookmark them and come back to them when you're interested in making a purchase.  Thanks again!!

~Adrienne and Will

1 comment:

  1. Hi there, Will and Adrienne! I found your blog when I googled "just love coffee storefronts"--my partner and I are in the midst of the adoption process (and check writing!) with Open Adoption and Family Services in Portland, OR and are thinking of using Just Love as a fundraiser. Being from a land of coffee lovers/snobs, we wanted to test some out, so I just bought 2 bags from your storefront. Looking forward to following your blog and wishing you all best in your adoption and in your journey to get there!