Last month while on a short flight visiting Customers between Spokane and Colorado, I leafed through the in-flight magazine featuring a national coffee company. It’s always a good idea to understand what others are doing in your industry and while a small-independent-regional-specialty-coffee-roaster has little in common with an international concern, there was a portion of the article that struck a chord.
“Modern businesses should be defined as much by what they give as by what they get … Consumers are the most important part of the business cycle and they care about the world they live in … Companies being as socially responsible as they would be as if they were their consumer’s neighbors.”
I wish I’d kept the article to give credit where credit is due. The journalist did a wonderful job defining how we at Cravens Coffee and so many other small businesses feel about doing business.
Join us this month as we recognize just a handful of important works in our corner of the world with our Community Coffees. With the purchase of these coffees, a portion of the proceeds benefits the sponsoring non-profit organization.
Benjamin’s Blend is 16 years in the making and who’s name sake is our first born son, Benjamin. With the blessings of our own healthy children we learned early on the importance of contributing to the well-being of all children in our community. When you choose this full-flavored coffee with unique Central American sparkle you are making a difference. Here are a few of the many organizations who have benefitted from the sale of Benjamin’s Blend over the years:
ICARE Coeur d’Alene, ID
Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery Spokane, WA
Watson Children’s Shelter Missoula, MT
Children’s Home Society Spokane, WA
Child Abuse Network Spokane, WA
United Way Eastern Washington, Western Montana, Northern Idaho and Western Colorado
Find Benjamin’s Blend in area grocery stores or on line at cravenscoffee.com.
Vanessa’s Blend is inspired by the important work of The Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. VBCN is dedicated to keeping children safe and strengthening families while building a healthier community. With your purchase, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this blend helps prevent child abuse and neglect.
Cravens Coffee has the honor of custom crafting Vanessa’s Blend as a Colombia Huila based coffee combined with a bright, lively Costa Rica Monte Crisol and Indonesia for richness and body. The Valencia family prepares this high grown Colombia coffee for us with nutty and caramelly notes. A full-flavored and nicely balanced cup.
Find Vanessa’s Blend in area grocery stores or online at cravenscoffee.com or learn more at vanessabehan.org. And don’t miss Vanessa’s Promise Benefit Luncheon on June 5 at the Spokane Convention Center celebrating 25 years of service.
Grounds for Giving. Providing help and creating hope.
Last year, Catholic Charities Spokane assisted over 70,000 families in crisis regardless of religious, social, or economic background. Grounds for Giving is a unique blend created with diligence by the good folks and works at Catholic Charities with the goal of furthering their mission. Enjoy this bold, full-flavored, fair-trade coffee and Cravens Coffee will donate a portion of the proceeds on your behalf helping to create stability in our community.
Inquire about this special blend of coffee at catholiccharitiesspokane.org.
The results are in! We are pleased to report sales of Coaches vs Cancer Blend thru March Madness! Because of your community minded support we are able to send another child to Camp Goodtimes this summer. We appreciate your confidence in Cravens Coffee and the value of creating AWARENESS for this important cause. Thank you for the opportunity to work together on this very special venture. With good intentions, good things happen!
As always, thank you for entrusting Cravens Coffee to source and roast your specialty coffee,
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