Dunn Brothers Coffee Releases Ugandan Coffee For American Refugee Committee

Fresh Roasted Coffee Franchise Releases Its Latest Coffee in the Changemakers Series Partnership

MINNEAPOLIS - Sept. 26, 2016 // PRNewswire // - Dunn Brothers Coffee, the Minneapolis-based coffee franchise, with 85 stores in eight states, has once again partnered with the American Refugee Committee (ARC) to help raise money for its humanitarian relief program.

This Fall, Dunn Brothers Coffee will offer customers a Ugandan coffee bean in the next iteration of its Changemakers Collection.

Through proceeds from the Changemakers Collection coffee beans, Dunn Brothers will contribute $10,000 to the ARC in 2016. 

In Uganda, ARC works with refugees living in the most diversely populated refugee camps in the world - with residents who've come from DRC, Sudan, Somalia, South Sudan, Burundi, and several other countries. ARC works closely with these communities and other organizations operating within the camp, to provide clean water, protection, and community services to meet the needs of the diverse and vibrant population.

Dunn Brothers Coffee Co-CEO and green coffee buyer Skip Fay said: "We're grateful to the growers, farmers and families who produce the coffee we buy in East Africa."

"ARC's vital work with refugee populations in Uganda has a direct impact on the well-being of the people and communities who grow the coffee we sell in our stores, and we're committed to continuing our fruitful partnership through 2016 and beyond."

The Uganda Sipi Falls coffee is a complex cup, with a rich body, bold acidity and lots of sweet caramel flavor to balance.  Spice and cedar aroma notes further add complexity while a crisp tangerine-like tartness completes the finish.

This Changemaker coffee is from the Bugisu region of the country, on the slopes of Mount Elgon in the Eastern region of Uganda. The Sipi Falls coffee project, named after a trio of majestic waterfalls, was established in 1999 to strengthen quality coffee production in the region and create a sustainable income for farmers.

The Uganda coffee will be available in all Dunn Brothers Coffee stores and online at dunnbrothers.com beginning in September 2016 and while supply lasts.

Dunn Brothers Coffee's collaboration with ARC started in 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. At the 2016 Changemakers Ball on December 2, 2016 Dunn Brothers' coffee will be the key ingredient in a beer brewed by Minnesota craft brewery Summit Brewing, available exclusively at the event.

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 85 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.

SOURCE Dunn Brothers Coffee


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