Winter Weather Warmers to Keep You Toasty Through the Cold Snap

The groundhog may have seen his shadow, but we still have a few weeks of winter weather left. And with the newest cold-weather snap on its way, here are some wintry drinks to warm you up. Use your favorite espresso to make these mouthwatering coffee drinks.

 

Each of these recipes is for a 16-ounce serving. All syrups are available on our website.

 

Almond Crisp Latte

almond crisp latteAdd the warm flavors of toasted almonds and spicy cinnamon to your espresso with this eye-opening morning drink.

1/2 ounce Monin Almond Syrup

1/2 ounce Monin Cinnamon Syrup

2 shots Espresso

Steamed 2% Milk to fill

Using a 16-ounce mug, pull two shots of your favorite espresso. Add the almond and cinnamon syrups. Steam the milk and add, stirring slowly.

Garnish with freshly whipped cream, slivered almonds, and a cinnamon stick.

 

Berry Nutty Mocha

berry nutty mochaRich chocolate, tart berries, and nutty hazelnuts combine with your favorite espresso to awaken your senses.

1/2 ounce Monin Dark Chocolate Sauce

1/2 ounce Monin Blackberry Syrup

1/4 ounce Monin Hazelnut Syrup

2 shots Espresso

Steamed 2% Milk to fill

In a 16-ounce mug, add two shots of espresso, the chocolate sauce, and the blackberry and hazelnut syrups. Steam the milk and stir in slowly.

Garnish with whipped cream, chopped hazelnuts, a blackberry, and a drizzle of chocolate sauce.

 

Maple Spice Frappe

maple spice frappeSometimes, you just need a frozen concoction to get you going. Perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up, this winter frappe is delicious.

3/4 ounce Monin Maple Spice Syrup

1/2 ounce Monin Caramel Sauce

1 scoop Vanilla Frappe Powder

1 shot Espresso

Place all ingredients into a blender. Fill serving glass with ice and add to blender. Blend until smooth and pour into serving glass.

Garnish with fresh whipped cream, a drizzle of caramel sauce, and a maple candy.

 

Pumpkin Patch Latte

pumpkin patchPumpkin isn’t just for Fall. Keep the warming taste of pumpkin spice going throughout the winter season.

1/2 ounce Monin Pumpkin Spice Syrup

1/2 ounce Monin Spiced Brown Sugar Syrup

2 shots Espresso

Steamed 2% Milk to fill

Pour your favorite espresso into your cup. Add Pumpkin Spice and Spiced Brown Sugar syrups to the cup. Steam milk and stir in to incorporate.

Garnish with freshly whipped cream, ground cinnamon, and brown sugar.

 

Tuxedo Ice Latte

tuxedo latteRefresh and rejuvenate yourself with an afternoon treat.

1/2 ounce Monin Vanilla Syrup

1/2 ounce Monin Peppermint Syrup

2 shots Espresso

2% Milk to fill

Fill serving glass with ice. Add all ingredients except milk. Stir to combine. Top with cold milk.

Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

 

 

 

 

 

 

These delectable coffees are perfect for Fall and Winter, but you can have them any time of year. It’s all according to your taste.

 

To include freshly whipped cream on your coffee drinks, make sure to use the Whip-It! whipped cream maker. It makes adding whipped cream to any drink or dessert fast and easy.

Sparkling Coffee – Bubbling Brews

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Though I don’t dispute that diamonds are fabulous, I think bubbles can certainly give them a run for the money!

 

Carbonated Coffee

 

Bubbles Make It Better!

There is not much that isn’t made better by bubbles. Soft drinks are much better carbonated, sparkling water is much more fun compared to still, and that orange juice at brunch is much better with champagne. But what about coffee?

 

We mentioned in this previous post that carbonated coffee and nitro coffee are trending in the coffee world. But why? What does carbonation add to the experience? It’s hard to answer other than the fact that many people find bubbles to just simply be fun. Others say carbonation make things taste better. It appears that it just might depend on the person as to why someone likes bubbly coffee.

 

How Do The Bubbles Get In There?

In most cases, carbonated coffee is made in one of two ways. In the first instance, an espresso shot is pulled and chilled OR coffee is cold brewed. Next, the coffee is poured into a glass with ice and topped with soda water, seltzer water, or tonic water. Add a little citrus with a lemon or lime wedge and finish with some simple syrup. The citrus keeps the drink from becoming too sweet. Often you will see this version on menus as “coffee soda.”

 

Another way to make carbonated coffee is by cold brewing your coffee with tonic water. Keep it tightly covered in the refrigerator so it doesn’t go flat. Again, you can add citrus and sugar to taste.

 

If you have a SodaStream, it is simple to make carbonated coffee. Either cold brew your coffee or brew it as you regularly do and chill it (coffee won’t carbonate as well unless it is cold). Pour the coffee into one of your SodaStream bottles until it is about half full and carbonate as you would water. Some people have experienced a sourness with coffee carbonated this way. Possibly this could be minimized as above with the citrus or by cold brewing.

 

How About A Coke?

Another way to add flavor and bubbles to your coffee is by pouring in a soda. Coke or Pepsi can add extra flavor and sweeten your coffee. This popular combination is also popular due to the extra caffeine the cola adds to the drink. Be aware, if you are sensitive to caffeine, that adding a caffeinated soft drink to you brew will compound the caffeine.

 

Another way to add flavor, sweetness, and bubbles is with other types of soft drinks. Think Sprite, Fanta (orange, grape, strawberry, pineapple…), and Mountain Dew as options to kick things up a notch.

 

Tiny Bubbles

Nitro coffee is a big hit in coffee shops. Starbucks serves a nitro coffee in its stores today. But how can you get this creamy, fizzy brew at home? There are a couple of options. First and least expensive is by using a whipped cream dispenser. Make your cold brew or brew as usual and chill. Pour the coffee into the container of a whipped cream dispenser to the fill line. Attach the lid with a new charger installed and follow the instructions for your whipped cream dispenser.

 

The bulkier, more difficult, and more expensive way to make nitro coffee is with a kegerator. If you have a kegerator already, research or ask the manufacturer how to properly set it up to work with nitrogen. Then cold brew your coffee and strain it into your keg. Finally, tap the keg in the kegerator and you’re ready to serve up your nitro coffee.

 

Coffee Beer

Yes, you can have coffee and beer together. Let’s learn from the experience of those before us and not just pour coffee into our beer or vice versa. From all reports I’ve seen, this is disgusting. Rather, coffee should be brewed into the coffee directly. You can find coffee beers, ales, and stouts already made and simply purchased from the store. If you are a home brewer, however, maybe brewing your beer with coffee is the next logical step for you. There are plenty of recipes online for brewing a coffee beer at home. Find your preferred recipe and enjoy!

 

Let us know in the comments if you have tried bubbly coffee and what you think about it.

Coffee Pairings – What Foods Go Best With That Brew?

You’ve heard of wine pairings, where food and wine experts choose the best foods to pair with a certain wine or vice versa. And recently beer pairings and cocktail pairings have become quite popular. But how about coffee pairings? Well, if you didn’t think they were a thing, think again!.

 

coffee pairings

 

Pairing coffee with specific foods can greatly enhance your dining experience. Whether amplifying similar flavors or complimenting with contrasting flavors, choosing specific coffees and foods can be a lot of fun.

 

Sweet Treats

Most people gravitate towards sweet food items when drinking coffee. This is likely due to the bitterness found in most coffees. Though you might think bitter is a bad thing, often in coffee, it is desirable. Just think about bittersweet chocolate!

 

Doughnuts, cakes, cookies, pies, and brownies are all delicious and great choices to go with any coffee you choose. But they are ideal with your darker roasted coffees and espressos. For example, our French Roast, our Mocca Java Blend, or our Decaf Mocca Java Blend, and our Cafe Blend all have a slight hint of bittersweet to them that would be perfectly balanced with a coffee cake or a fudge brownie. Serve these coffees for breakfast, after dinner, or for an early evening in.

 

Savory Morsels

Coffee can also work well with savory foods like beef, pork, chicken, and fish. With your heavier meats like beef, a strong yet clean coffee is best. Try our Brazil Cerrado or our Bolivia Colonial Caranavi with steak, prime rib, or beef roast. Pork dishes pair best with fruity notes found in coffees like our Maui Yellow Caturra or our Panama Boquete.

 

For chicken dishes, buttery flavors are a great addition to the meal. Choose coffees like our  Haitian Blue Mountain or our Maui Red Catuai. And finally, for fish and seafood meals, because the flavors are delicate, something light would be preferred. Our Ethiopia Sidamo and our Colombia ‘Mesa de los Santos’ are ideal choices for not overpowering those airy flavors.

 

 

Say Cheese

You can also pair coffee with cheese, just like a wine tasting. For creamy cheeses like mozzarella or brie, try our Ethiopia Yirgacheffe with its palate cleansing acidity. For medium flavored cheeses, like bleu cheese or goat cheese, our Tanzania Peaberry can stand up to the more distinctive flavors. Pair a full-bodied coffee like our Sumatra Mandheling with strong cheeses like smoked gruyere or aged sharp cheddar.

 

Hold the Milk and Sugar

When pairing coffees with foods, serve the coffee black. This allows the natural flavors in the coffee to shine through. Adding milk and sugar change the flavor, muting or even masking the individual qualities that make the pairing work. Even with your sweet pairings, black coffee can enhance those sweet, nutty, or even cinnamon spicy flavors.

 

Your Choice

Though we can pair coffee and food for any occasion, ultimately the choice of what tastes good is up to you. Sure, most wine aficionados will strongly suggest specific wines with specific foods (for example, always have a light white wine like a Pinot Grigio with fish or a strong Cabernet Sauvignon with steak) the final decision rests with you and what tastes good to you. Even adding milk and sugar is okay if that is how you typically take your coffee. Truly, there are no wrong or right answers when it comes to flavor and who enjoys what combinations.

 

So the next time you feel like having coffee with your meal, go right ahead! We hope these pairing combinations will help you decide which coffee will go well with which foods, but make sure you take into consideration your own palate. If you try one of our pairings above, please let us know what you think in the comments below!

Valentine’s Day is Right Around the Corner — Give the Gift of Delicious Taste

Regardless of which history you choose for how Valentine’s Day came to be what it is today, there is no denying that it is the day to tell that special someone how you feel. But what is the best way to show them? Here are a few ideas.

 

valentine couple coffee

 

Candy

With the plethora of heart-shaped candy boxes available in the stores just after Christmas, this is an easy gift. Candy companies of all sorts have jumped on the Valentine’s Day bandwagon with chocolates, hard candies, and even sour candies making the grade.

 

There are also heart-shaped candies! Chocolates filled with nougat, caramel, or even liqueur flavored fillings can be found. And don’t forget those little message hearts!

 

Flowers

Red roses are considered the floral representation of love but don’t rule out carnations and tulips. These lovely bursts of color (especially the red!) are a great way to visually represent your feelings.

 

Eating Out

Treating your special someone to a night out at a restaurant is a great way to show how much you care. A break from cooking and cleaning while having a chance to maybe dress up a little bit is always fun. Depending on budget and taste there are literally hundreds of choices. Try finding an independent restaurant rather than a chain. This supports your neighbors and provides unique choices.

 

Movies

Sure, a movie would be fun to go to, but it really puts a damper on getting to know your date. But dinner and a movie might be a good combination. Or watch a movie at home with some take out. The best of both worlds.

 

Lingerie

We won’t really get into this one, but it is a popular gift for this particular holiday.

 

Jewelry

Earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and sometimes even rings are popular Valentine’s Day gifts. One of the biggest days for proposals, Valentine’s Day does seem like a no-brainer of a day to drop to one knee and profess to love your special someone for the rest of your life.

 

Unique Gifts

Other gifts for your sweetheart range from cars to clothing to extravagant trips and everything in between. The most memorable gifts are experiences. Try visiting a local museum or a botanical garden. Adventurous? Try a hike or camping. Doing things a little differently can put that personalized touch on this day of love.

 

If your special person is a coffee or tea lover, why not give them what they would truly treasure? Give your sweetheart a bag of gourmet coffee, roasted fresh and personalized just for them or a bag of high-quality loose leaf tea likewise personalized. At CoffeeAM we have just the thing.

 

With our gift sets specifically designed for Valentine’s Day as well as our Valentine’s Day themed packaging for some of our best-selling coffees, you can give a gift that lingers. How would you like your true love to think of you each time they take a sip of their mouthwatering coffee that was personalized just for them? You can do that with our:Valentine’s Day Gift Sets and Samplers.

 

Sweetheart Sampler – this sampler covers both coffee and tea. With full one-pound bags of Cupid’s Kiss – Swiss chocolate, French caramel, and Southern pecans — and Chocolate Strawberry – ripe strawberries drizzled with creamy chocolate — and a half-pound bag of Jasmine with Flowers – a green tea delicately flavored with romantic, snowy jasmine flowers.

 

Valentine’s Day Flavored Coffee Sampler – a sampler with half-pound bags of Cupid’s Kiss – Swiss chocolate, French caramel, and Southern pecans — White Chocolate Mousse – smooth white chocolate and rich French vanilla  — Chocolate Strawberry – ripe strawberries drizzled with creamy chocolate — French Silk – a blend of milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and silky cream.

 

Valentine’s Day Tea Sampler – an ideal gift for a tea lover, pair this with a great (possibly romantic) book! You’re loved one will enjoy our Jasmine with Flowers – a green tea delicately flavored with romantic, snowy jasmine flowers — Sencha Kyoto Cherry – green tea flavored with tart cherry — Angel Falls Mist – this tisane is great hot or cold and has a base of rosehips and hibiscus with strawberry and lemon.

 

All Valentine’s themed coffees and teas are also available as single purchases. Don’t forget to include their name for that personal touch!

 

If these samplers don’t catch your eye, try one of our gift sets like our Chocolate Lover’s Gift Set or our Chocolate Bliss. All the flavor of chocolate candies and coffee without the guilt!

 

What’s your favorite Valentine’s Day gift?

Reading the Tea Leaves: Tea Trends in 2019

It’s National Tea Month. In honor of this auspicious occasion, let’s take a look at the 2019 tea trends!

 

tea trends 2019

 

Get It While It’s Hot

We know hot tea is delicious and most of us enjoy iced tea when it’s hot outside, but our first trend is showing us that, regardless of the season, hot tea is, well, hot! It is believed that hot tea helps cool you down faster and better than iced tea. Both the caffeine and the temperature of hot tea help the body to produce sweat which is, of course, the body’s natural cooling system. For a refreshing cup of hot tea during those balmy days, reach for chamomile, peppermint, or jasmine.

 

Waiter, There’s A Flower In My Tea

Botanicals are the next trend we’re seeing in teas. Especially botanicals that are useful. For example, rosehips are a great source of Vitamin C. And since 2014, there has been a 55% rise in finding hibiscus in tea. Head over to our tea shop on our CoffeeAM website and check out our tisanes. Made with hibiscus leaves and rosehips along with other fruits and botanicals, these tisanes are caffeine-free and bursting with flavor.

 

Follow The Bubbles

For our next trend in tea, we look at texture. Most of the time, we look for our tea to be clear and flavorful, but with this trend, tea drinkers are looking for more. Enter bubbles. Whether you prefer your bubbles to be large and chewy or small and creamy will determine which of these you will enjoy.

 

Bubble Tea

Black tea, rich cream, sugar, and massive flavored tapioca pearls come together in this Taiwanese treat. Sometimes made with fruity concoctions rather than actual tea, these fun iced drinks are delicious.

 

Carbonated Tea

Add some extra refreshment to your iced tea and make it with tonic water. The burst of bubbles as you sip this unique tea will delight your taste buds. This trend can be used with any type of tea – black, green, herbal, and tisanes. Replace those sugary canned soft drinks with the fresh flavor and tongue tickling bubbles with a carbonated tea.

 

Nitro Tea

Now we come to the smallest of the bubbles – nitrogen. For a strong and creamy glass of tea, try infusing it with nitrogen. Much like nitro coffees or stouts like Guinness, nitrogen is infused into the tea giving it an extremely unique texture that you could almost bite.

 

Dessert Please

Enjoying a nice cup of tea after dinner sounds like a great way to unwind from the day. And if that tea tastes like dessert, all the better! With the amazing variety of flavors now available, you can have your tea in just about any combination. In the CoffeeAM tea shop, we have about 25 flavors for you to choose from. For a caffeine-free version of dessert tea, our tisanes and herbal teas are a perfect choice. Sweet without being overpowering, a nice cup of tea is ideal for ending your dinner or your day.

 

Say Cheese!

Finally, tea did not escape the clutches of social media. Beautiful tea drinks are making it onto Instagram feeds. Those textured teas above, the carbonated, nitro, and bubble teas, are great fodder for someone’s Instagram account. Tea lattes have been quite popular of late. And now, with colorful teas, like the butterfly pea tea, you have a recipe for social media success.

 

Are there any trends we missed that you would like to know more about? Share in the comments below or over on our Facebook page. Thank you!

2019 Trends In Coffee

With a new year comes new trends. What’s happening in the coffee scene? Let’s take a look!

 

2019 Trends

 

Many of these trends are hold-overs from 2018 which isn’t surprising. But there are a few items towards the end of this post that may surprise you.

 

Continuing Youth

In our 2018 trend report we reported that our youth, ages 13-18, are the fastest growing age group of coffee consumption. This hasn’t changed for 2019. Because of this, expect the shift towards youthful tastes to expand.

 

Sweet Tooth

With the influx of the younger crowd, coffee drinks are continuing to trend towards the sweet side. Like the Unicorn Frappuccino of 2017, the Crystal Ball Frappuccino of 2018 was super sweet (though also caffeine-free), smothered with whipped cream, and sprinkled with candy.

 

If you haven’t noticed already, coffee shops are adding more coffee shakes, flavored frappuccinos, and other sugary hot and cold coffee-based beverages. And this doesn’t show signs of stopping.

 

Unique Flavors

Expect to see more flavor crossovers as the Juniper Latte showed us this winter. Don’t be surprised to see sour/sweet combinations added to coffee drinks as well. This was a flavor trend (think Sour Patch Kids) during the formative years of the post-millennial group. With those kids starting to hit the adult pool, we’ll surely see those taste preferences reflected in the morning jolt.

 

RTD

We also reported that ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee was on the rise as well. This is due to the “always on the go” youngsters. When you go to the convenience store today, there are cans and bottles of cold coffee drinks perfect to grab and enjoy while running around.

 

Consider saving more time and even more money by making your own RTD coffees at home. Make your coffee ahead of time and add your desired sweetener. Hold off on adding any milk or cream until just before consuming. Invest in a few reusable bottles to prepare your home brewed ready-to-drink coffees and you’ll be able to grab and go each morning.

 

Gourmet

You’re in the right place for this trend! Gourmet coffee was high up in the 2018 trends as well. With restaurants and bars cashing in on the artisanal, craft, and gourmet trends, it’s really a no-brainer for coffee shops and cafes to hop on board. High-quality coffees are immensely enjoyable on their own, with a splash of creamer and a dash of sweetener. Make them into coffee drinks and you’ll never go back to store-bought coffee again!

 

Fair-Trade

Under the broader umbrella of gourmet is fair-trade. Consumers are looking for certified fair-trade to ensure the farmers and coffee workers are being paid a fair wage and that the working conditions are ethical.

 

Sustainable

In addition to coffee workers being treated well, many coffee consumers want the growing conditions to be gentle on the earth. This means organic coffees which are grown without harmful chemicals are important. With sustainability, there is no deforestation, land erosion, or water erosion.

 

Specialty Drinks

Yep, specialty drinks are still hot! Or cold, depending on how you prefer them. We’ve talked about cold brew and nitro (try it hot, too!) before and in our 2018 trends post we mentioned coffee made with tonic water.

 

Tonic

Tonic water coffee is only going to grow. Easy to make at home, this process is simply cold brew with tonic water replacing your tap water. The subtle flavors of the coffee that come about during this process could be further enhanced by using flavored tonic water. Experiment with your favorites to see what works for you!

 

Butter

Bulletproof coffee is still a hot commodity. Keto diets are gaining in popularity and enjoying that morning pick-me-up is extremely important. Butter is a low carb replacement for creamer or milk that gives your coffee a creamy texture. Might we suggest using unsalted butter, though?

 

Non-dairy

For years we’ve been able to get our coffee with soy milk rather than cow’s milk, but today the choices are almost endless! Almond milk has been popular for a bit, but expect to see rice milk, cashew milk, coconut milk, and even hemp seed milk. Pick your favorite for a customized drink that’s all you.

 

Cocktails

Coffee in cocktails has been a thing since at least the early 1940s and the start of the Irish coffee craze. Fast forward to today when we have espresso martinis, flat white martinis, black coffee lagers, and cold brewed gimlets just to name a few. For a slew of unique coffee-based cocktails, check out this post.

 

Something New

All the trends we’ve discussed to this point were basically updates of trends from previous years. But how about something new?

 

Chemex

Well, this will have to fall under the “everything old is new again” heading. Chemex coffee makers were created and made popular in the early 1940s. Today, they are making a comeback as the pour-over coffee trend grows. The use of the paper filter and the slow pour process give the coffee a delightful lightness and a slight citrusy note.

 

Cascara

This fast-growing trend is less about coffee and more about… coffee. The cherries to be precise. The proper name for coffee cherries is cascara. In a move to be more sustainable, the desire to use the whole plant and not just the seeds is growing. Study of the cascara fruit has shown it can be dried and ground into a flour and it can be steeped into a tea.

 

Cascara is high in fiber and iron as well as protein and antioxidants. It is considered a superfruit with great health benefits. Watch for cascara to start showing up on menus and likely in grocery stores in the near future.

 

What Did We Miss?

Do you have a favorite trend that we missed in this list? If so tell us in the comments. Enjoy these coffee trends throughout the year as

Tea Drinking for a Healthy New Year

If your New Year’s resolutions include trying to be more healthy, make tea a part of your diet.

 

new year tea

 

As we’ve mentioned before, tea is a healthy addition to your daily routine and is ideal for those New Year’s health resolutions.

 

Before Working Out

Just like coffee, the caffeine in tea can be a real boost for your workouts. Increased energy, higher fat burning, and longer stamina can all be attributed to drinking a cup of tea before hitting the gym. Try a black tea like our English Breakfast tea or our Earl Grey tea. Oolong is considered to have extra fat-burning properties due to being thermogenic. Try a steaming cup of our China Magnolia Oolong or our Formosa Green Dragon.

 

Enjoy a cup of one of these teas with a well-balanced meal to ensure you have the energy you need for your workout.

 

After Working Out

After your workout, tea can also be helpful. Green tea is considered to have anti-inflammatory properties. Green tea is a light and refreshing way to cool yourself down after your workout. Consider our floral Jasmine with Flowers or our Sencha Green tea.

 

Other Health Benefits

Do you have “more me-time” on your list of resolutions this year? Though me time can include working out, sometimes me-time is all about sitting quietly and getting to know yourself a little better. What better way to do that than over a cup of herbal tea?

 

The naturally caffeine-free herbal teas are ideal for those who still want great taste while cutting back on their caffeine consumption. Abstaining from caffeine can help with nervousness, trouble sleeping, and jitters.

 

Chamomile tea has long been considered as a way to relax and fall asleep. In addition, the antioxidants found in chamomile tea may help prevent kidney damage, nerve damage, and loss of vision due to diabetes and could even slow or stop the growth of cancer cells.

 

Peppermint tea can help lower stress and anxiety while freshening your breath, boost your immune system, and aid in digestion and upset stomach.

 

Hibiscus tea has been found to help lower blood pressure in some people. Any of our tisanes, which have a base of hibiscus and rosehips, would be perfect. Our Lady Hannah Whole Fruit or our Blue Eyes tisanes are delightful hot and extremely refreshing over ice.

 

Red Rooibos tea is also considered helpful for lowering blood pressure (along with some other health benefits like bone health, strong hair, healthy skin). Consider making your own red rooibos chai with this DIY chai spice recipe.

 

This week, watch your CoffeeAM newsletter for a special on our high-quality, gourmet teas. If you haven’t signed up for your newsletter yet, head over to our homepage, scroll to the bottom, and join our newsletter. As a NEW subscriber, you will find an extra little gift in your email box.

 

Happy New Year to everyone. And we wish you luck keeping to your resolutions!

Give So Much More This Holiday With Coffees For A Cause

As the holidays approach and the year draws to a close, many people look for charities to support. If you would like to give to a great cause while giving a delicious gift to friends and family, consider one of the featured charities at CoffeeAM – Hope for the Warriors or Living Beyond Breast Cancer.

 

Hope for the Warriors Logo           Living Beyond Breast Cancer Logo

 

Hope for the Warriors

Hope for the Warriors is a charitable organization that helps service members, their families, and the families of the fallen. They are dedicated to restoring hope, a sense of self, and the family unit to those who have served post-9/11. They provide comprehensive programs to support service members, veterans, and military families. Through transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, and help navigating community resources, Hope for the Warriors believes service members and military families will be able to succeed back at home.

 

The programs at Hope for the Warriors are designed to provide full cycle care. These programs include:

 

Clinical Health and Wellness – concentrating on the physical, psychological, social, and environmental needs of the service member, their family, and the families of the fallen. This is a holistic approach centering on the person.

 

Transition – helping to support personal goals as well as career and educational goals of service members, veterans, and their family while transitioning to civilian life.

 

Community Development – working with corporate and civil leaders, schools, military agencies, and more to meet our goal of welcoming the military families back into local society.

 

Sports and Recreation – reintroducing service members, veterans, and their families to hobbies or sports while emphasizing organic healing, physical and psychological healing, and learning new skills with adaptive equipment.

 

At CoffeeAM, we have a wide range of gourmet coffees, loose-leaf teas, and gift sets to choose from which support Hope for the Warriors. For each pound of coffee purchased, $1 will be donated to this incredible cause. What’s done with that $1? The programs listed above receive 86¢ while 8¢ goes to fundraising and 6¢ goes to management. Since 2014, Hope for the Warriors has provided $800,000 in temporary financial assistance for housing, utilities, and food. Since last year they have seen an increase of 17% in the number of services provided. And there was a 63% growth in new clients from 2014 to 2016.

 

Hope for the Warriors Coffees

Choose from single-origins, flavors, or decafs shipped in our patriotic packaging. You purchase single bags or one of our gift sets. For the holidays, consider our Flavored Coffee Gift Set in regular or decaf, our Grown in the USA with our popular Hawaiian coffees, or our Patriotic Trio of red, white, and blue flavored coffees.

 

Hope for the Warriors Teas

Give something a little different with our Patriotic Tea Gift Set. Also in our patriotic theme, this tea gift set includes three of our customer favorites – Red Rooibos, White Pekoe, and Blue Eyes Tisane.

 

Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Another great cause to consider supporting during the holidays is Living Beyond Breast Cancer. This organization provides programs and services which help people whose lives have been affected by breast cancer. Their goal is to provide information, community, and support. With the potential for disinformation, they wish to make it easy to access trustworthy programs and services that are respectful of the patient and their unique situation.

 

More than anything, LBBC wants those they help to know they are not alone. In addition to helping those in all stages and with all types of breast cancer, they provide special programs for marginalized groups within the breast cancer family such as men, African Americans, young women, and LGBTQ. Because of their wide network of volunteers, which includes medical professionals, as well as the support of donors such as yourself, LBBC is able to provide their services at no cost. Now, that can really help set someone’s mind at ease during a difficult time in their life.

 

The programs provided by LBBC include monthly online webinars, national conferences, regional meetings, a toll-free helpline, and much more. Your purchase of our Living Beyond Breast Cancer coffees will help fund these programs. CoffeeAM will donate 10% of all LBBC branded coffee sales.

 

We offer coffee selections your loved ones will truly enjoy. From our single-origins – including our Jamaican Blue Mountain Reserve and our Organic and Fair Trade Peru – to our flavored coffees – like our Rainforest Crunch and our Highlander Grogg – we’ve got something for everyone’s taste.

 

So, if you’re still trying to decide on a special gift, consider making your gift one that gives twice as much with these charitable choices.