MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dunn Brothers Coffee, the Minneapolis-based coffee franchise, with 87 stores in nine states, has again partnered with the American Refugee Committee (ARC) to help raise money for its humanitarian relief program.
Starting on February 8, Dunn Brothers Coffee will offer a Burundi Microlot coffee bean as the first in its Changemakers Collection. Through proceeds of the Changemakers Collection, Dunn Brothers will contribute $10,000 to ARC in 2016.
In Rwanda, ARC provides health care, shelter and other critical services to more than 50,000 refugees who have fled Burundi in the last 12 months.
Dunn Brothers Coffee Co-CEO and green coffee buyer Skip Fay said: "We've got a chance to do more than just pay a fair price for an excellent coffee from East Africa through this program. Giving back to a group of displaced peoples from coffee-growing regions can be more than an aspirational goal through this connection we've made with ARC, our storeowners, staff and customers throughout the country.
"ARC is a leader in helping refugees take control of their lives after war or disaster, so we're proud we can support them in their vital work. We look forward to an exciting February campaign and to continuing this fruitful partnership through 2016 and beyond."
The Burundi Microlot bean, from the Kayanza province of the country, is a big and bold coffee showing off a lot of chocolate and spice character. The acidity is bright and forward, and there are still more spice notes to be found in the finish along with caramel sweetness. The coffee will be available in Dunn Brothers Coffee stores and online at dunnbrothers.com starting February 8, 2016.
Dunn Brothers Coffee's collaboration with ARC goes back to 2014 when it helped create the Changemaker Chocolate Bar, a B.T McElrath chocolate bar crafted with Dunn Brothers dark roasted beans and with a portion of profits benefiting ARC. In 2015, Dunn Brothers Coffee was the presenting sponsor of The Maker's Collection, a line of beautiful, artisan products that give back, which launched to 1,100 of ARC's supporters at their Changemaker's Ball in November 2015.
About Dunn Brothers Coffee
Founded in 1987, Dunn Brothers Coffee has successfully proven to its customers and competitors that, even in the crowded coffee category, great-tasting coffee that is carefully brewed from hand-selected, freshly roasted beans boldly stands out in a class of its own. This Minneapolis-based, award-winning coffee company was founded on the principle that premium coffee customers deserve coffee that adheres to higher standards of quality every step of the way, from cultivation to cup. From sustainable, ethical sourcing practices to daily, on-site roasting, artisan hand-made premium beverages and community-connected local ownership - Dunn Brothers Coffee takes every possible measure to ensure quality coffee experiences at each of its 87 retail locations across the country. For more information, visit www.dunnbrothers.com.
About the American Refugee Committee
American Refugee Committee programs are built from the ground up. We work with people at the most vulnerable points in their lives, when they have lost everything to war or disaster. They let us know what they need most, and we work together to develop ways to help them get it. Our programs are as diverse as the people we serve, but they all work together for the same goal: to help people take back control of their lives. We have worked with refugees around the world for more than 30 years, and our 1600 staff members help nearly 3 million people a year throughout Africa, Asia and the Middle East. ARC is also building a 21st Century humanitarian organization rooted in co-creating with committed people to provide more meaningful solutions to humanitarian crises worldwide. We are based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. To learn more, visit www.ARCrelief.org.
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