In the past months, wildfires have ravaged both Northern and Southern California. In Northern California alone, one insurer has already received an estimated $1.2 billion in claims. We’ve covered California fire relief efforts over on Sprudge Wine, and now coffee is getting in the action. Ukiah’s Black Oak Coffee Roasters and Healdsburg’s Olam Specialty Coffee importers have created Seedling: A Blend For Recovery, with 100% of the profits going to the victims of the North Bay fires.
Seedling features a mix of a natural processed Ethiopia Guji from Kayon Mountain and a Guatemela from Palo Blanco in Huehuetenango, both of which were donated to Black Oak by Olam. From Black Oak’s press release:
“With so many lives in our community turned upside-down because of these fires, we wanted to help in any way we could,” said Keith Feigin, owner of Black Oak. “The recovery process is going to take a long time and cost a lot. We’re grateful to play some small role in helping it along by donating all proceeds to the rebuilding efforts. We’re also grateful for our partners at Olam for helping us make it happen.”
The blend is available for purchase for $14 through Black Oak’s web store. More information about Seedling: A Blend For Recovery can be found on Black Oak’s blog. If you’re still trying to decide on a gift for this holiday season, consider giving Seedling. Blends are always crowd pleasers, $14 is a more than reasonable price, and it’s for a good cause. It’s a win-win-win.
*top image via Black Oak Coffee Roasters
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