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Pay It Forward this National Coffee Day at all Kahwa Coffee Cafés

| 9/25/2019

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. (September 25, 2019) – In celebration of National Coffee Day, Kahwa Coffee Roasting Company, the largest independent coffee roaster in the state of Florida, is giving their customers a chance to give back to the community where they live. On Sunday, September 29, 2019, 100% of proceeds from every coffee and tea drink sold at each Kahwa café location will be donated to one of three partner charities: Blessings in a Backpack at all Pinellas County locations; Where Love Grows  at all Hillsborough County locations; and All Faiths Food Bank at all Sarasota County locations.

“We are very excited to be working with three outstanding charities that each work tirelessly to help end the hunger crisis in our community,” said Sarah Perrier, co-owner of Kahwa Coffee. “In lieu of the standard National Coffee Day discounts, we wanted to pay it forward and bring awareness not only to the issue of hunger in each county, but to showcase these charities and the amazing work they do day-in and day-out. To maximize support, each charity has been assigned to one of three counties where our Kahwa cafés are located.”

Pinellas County Charity – Blessings in a Backpack

Blessings in a Backpack is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing children with a backpack of food to take home for 38 weekends during the school year. The charity was formed in 2013 by retired school teacher, Margaret Holler and her husband Carl. The Pinellas-based program currently serves more than 150 children. The goal of the program is to help the participating families realize remarkable improvement in their daily lives. The results can be manyfold, in addition to no longer feeling hunger pangs, children find it easier to learn in school, are more confident, secure and are less likely to get into trouble. All proceeds from coffee and tea drink sales at the Kahwa cafés in Pinellas County will go to food and supplies for the weekend backpacks.

Hillsborough County Charity – Where Love Grows

Where Love Grows was founded in 2013 by Vicky Anzalone who was inspired to give back after suffering health challenges. This non-profit organization was established with one goal in mind-to assist the 28% of children in Hillsborough County living with food insecurity. Where Love Grows prepares and serves an average of 300 meals per month at local Boys and Girls Clubs and other organizations that support the needs of children in our community. Family dinner nights and mobile cooking classes hosted by the Hillsborough program have proven to be an enriching experience for both the families attending and the volunteers serving the meals, connections are made and bonds are created that last well beyond the dinner event. All proceeds from coffee and tea drink sales at the Kahwa Cafés in Hillsborough County will go to food and supplies for meals.

Sarasota County Charity – All Faiths Food Bank

All Faiths Food Bank Sarasota County was formed in 1989 by a group of individuals who, through their respective organizations, were previously addressing hunger in the local community. With 37% of households in Sarasota struggling to afford even their basic needs and All Faiths Food Bank as the only food bank serving the county residents, the non-profit organization is an essential resource to the food insecure community. The Sarasota organization proved to be prolific in their 2018 outreach and distributed 10.5 million pounds of food and served up 8.75 million meals to children, families, seniors and veterans. All proceeds from coffee drink sales at the Kahwa cafés in Sarasota County will go to food and supplies for meals.

For over 14 years, the Kahwa Coffee Roasting Company has been an active member of the greater Tampa Bay community. Charity and giving back are an integral part of the company DNA, which is why, this year, on National Coffee Day, Kahwa encourages residents to join in the fight against local hunger by purchasing coffee from any Kahwa location on Sunday, September 29, 2019.

About Kahwa Coffee:

Kahwa Coffee Roasting Company is a wholesale and retail coffee company based in St. Petersburg, Fl.  Founded in 2006 by Sarah and Raphael Perrier, Kahwa has become the largest independent coffee roaster in the state of Florida. Kahwa’s reputation is built on quality and consistency of the product. 100% premium quality Arabica beans are selected from different origins around the world, these beans are then blended and skillfully roasted to produce a complex flavor that allows each origin to yield its most distinct palate. Each blend is roasted and packaged on demand to guarantee quality and freshness. Kahwa’s wholesale customers skyrocketed in 2008 after receiving the stamp of approval from world-renowned French chef, Paul Bocuse, who selected Kahwa coffee for his highly esteemed restaurant in Epcot, Chefs de France. That same year, Kahwa’s first retail café opened in downtown St.Pete with the goal to create an environment with personalized customer service and a community meeting place where all walks of life can come to socialize. Today, with 15 retail locations and over 800 wholesale customers, Kahwa is dedicated to expanding its customer base while still maintaining the greatest quality of the product and an exceptional customer service experience. For more information, visit www.kahwacoffee.com. Stay connected to Kahwa:facebook.com/kahwacoffee and @KahwaCoffee on Twitter and Instagram.

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