We were delighted to close our fiscal year (which ended September 30) with a substantial gift from long-time supporter Caribou Coffee. Based on the number of coffeehouses, Caribou Coffee is the second largest premium coffeehouse operator in the United States. As of July 2011, Caribou had 554 coffeehouses including 147 franchised locations, in 20 states, the District of Columbia and nine international markets.
They have supported the work of Grounds for Health since 2005. In making the gift, Chad A. Trewick Sr. Director of Coffee & Tea, said: “Again, it is with pride that I get to share this news with you. I know how important and impactful this work is and I am thankful for the opportunity for Caribou Coffee to be a partner.”
The Minneapolis-based Caribou is a publicly traded company. Learn more about their good works at http://www.cariboucoffee.com.
And we also welcome new supporter, Baronet Coffee Roasters of Hartford, CT. Baronet Coffee has been importing and roasting high quality coffee since 1930 under the supervision of three generations of the Goldsmith family. We met current president, Bruce Goldsmith at the NCA Fall Seminar in September in Washington, DC and are grateful to have him so quickly come on board as one of our newest corporate supporters.
Learn more about the rich history of Baronet Coffee at http://www.baronetcoffee.com.
And on the retail side, Cafe Grumpy – one of the trendiest coffee shops in NYC – is holding a November promotion to benefit Grounds for Health. They will donate $1 for every bag of Aragon, Guatemala coffee they sell. With four city locations, Cafe Grumpy is a magnet for urban coffee aficionados who want to sample the best the coffee world has to offer. This month, customers can do so while also contributing to help the women who grow the coffee. Find out more about the November promotion at http://www.cafegrumpy.com/2011/10/buy-a-bag-of-beans-support-grounds-for-health/.
Thanks to all our supporters who helped us exceed our fundraising goals this Fiscal Year. Quite literally, we couldn’t have done it – or any of the work we do – without you.