GIVING BACK TO HELP END ALS | $1 FOR EVERY BAG
ROAST | LIGHT MEDIUM
ORIGIN | YIRGACHEFFE, ETHIOPIA & CALDAS, COLOMBIA
NOTES | BLUEBERRY, RASPBERRY CANDY, MILK CHOCOLATE
One of our three core values as Black & White is community. Community extends from our producing partners all the way to Black & White Cafes and wholesale Cafes who create spaces for communities in their own neighborhoods. Our local coffee community in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina truly would not be the same without Jeanne Luther and Sola Coffee Café.
Three years ago, Jeanne Luther was diagnosed with ALS. She has been a core part of the Raleigh Community through the local cafe, Sola Coffee, and a great friend to several of our own Black & White Employees who got their start in coffee at Sola. The Luthers are a special part of our immediate community here at Black & White. That is why we decided this month through the end of October to join their fight to help raise money to #ENDALS.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive degenerative disease that destroys the neurons that control voluntary and involuntary muscles. Each day Jeanne’s body weakens to the point where she now spends her days in a wheelchair. ALS is taking her ability to breathe and swallow the more it progresses. She is in pain daily as the muscles in her body continually disappear and her limbs grow weaker every day. ALS is not an incurable disease, it is an underfunded one.
This is why we lovingly nicknamed this blend "We Believe in Jeanne." We believe in the power of community to raise awareness and help in the fight against underfunded research. For every bag sold, we are donating $1 to help fight against ALS. Money will be donated to Duke Hospital ALS Clinic, ALSTDI, Project ALS, and the ALS Association.
Jeanne has long been a huge fan of big and fruity naturally processed coffee. In fact, natural coffee from Idido was one of the first naturally processed coffees she ever had. This blend combines two naturals from across the globe for one fruity experience. The flavors of blueberries, raspberry candy, and milk chocolate connect us to what Jeanne loves about coffee and her community by extension. Thank you for helping us support ALS research, and if you feel motivated to donate further you can do so through the Duke ALS Clinic or the ASL Association!
Farm | Idido Natural | Juan Restrepo Natural
Variety | Various Heirlooms | Castillo, Caturra
Process | Natural
Elevation | 1450 - 2000 masl