Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Cuvée Coffee Donates Cases of Coffee to Worthy Cause


Cuvée Coffee Donates Cases of Coffee to Worthy Cause:
Coffee N Cream Retail Shop to Ship Cuvée Coffee to Soldiers
as Part of Beans for Troops Campaign

The holiday season may be over, but that hasn’t stopped Texas’ premier coffee roaster from giving a gift that will brighten the day of hundreds of men and women serving overseas in the United States military. Cuvée Coffee Roasting Company has donated several cases of its high-quality house blend to Dallas-area retailer Coffee N Cream’s Operation Gratitude – Beans for Troops campaign. The freshly roasted and packed Cuvée Coffee will be shipped this week to frontline military units serving overseas, along with the additional 280 12-ounce bags of coffee that Coffee N Cream’s customers purchased for the cause between Veterans Day and the end of 2010 as part of the campaign.


“Donating this coffee was an easy decision for us to make,” says Mike McKim, founder and CEO of Cuvée Coffee, and a Navy veteran of the first Gulf war. “Having been in the military, I always really appreciated getting mail and packages from home. I think anything anybody can do to show appreciation for our troops overseas is important.”

A Cuvée Coffee retail customer, Coffee N Cream launched its Beans for Troops campaign three years ago as a way to honor and recognize U.S. servicemen and women in combat zones. This year’s campaign was the most ambitious yet, and, thanks to the additional Cuvée Coffee donation, Coffee N Cream will ship more than 300 bags of coffee – some 95 percent of it comprised of Cuvée’s Mezzanote, Toscano, Meritage and Decaf blends – to military units overseas. Many of the coffee bags include touching, personally hand-written notes from the Coffee N Cream customers who purchased them for the cause.

“We understand how important it is for our soldiers to receive something special from home. Sending high-quality, great-tasting coffee from Cuvée was the best way for us to show how much we appreciate their sacrifice,” says John Ennen, president and CEO of Coffee N Cream. “We also know Mike McKim and his Cuvée team to be great supporters of worthy causes. We’re proud to have them as part of our business.”

Cuvée Coffee Roasting Company is located in the Texas Hill Country, and provides independent coffeehouses and restaurants with roasted-to-order, sustainable, artisan blends, single-origin and estate coffees from South America, Central America and Africa. For more information about Cuvée Coffee and the company’s donation to Coffee N Cream’s Operation Gratitude – Beans for Troops campaign, please call (512) 264-1479, or visit http://www.cuveecoffee.com/.
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