So it is no secret, I am a coffee fiend. I like my coffee only two ways: a) black as the night sky or b) syrup & sugar-ladden & infused with espresso (not EXpresso) and steamed soy milk. Nothing in between. Choice b is more of a treat and I usually indulge in one of these after a long run on Sundays or if I am having a “case of the Mondays” at work. I try to limit my lattes to a single encounter each week, but have been known to indulge in
two three or four in a seven-day span. Gulp. That’s when you know I’ve had one helluva week!
I am also part of a fun little group that affectionately refers to themselves as the ‘Java Loving Ladies’. It is set up via THE facebook, and we have our own private page. We each post our coffee and tea preferences (flavors, roasts, grind, etc.) and our fearless leader assigns each person to another person in the group each month. You are supposed to pick out a coffee or tea based on your assignment’s preferences and ship them 1/4 – 1/2 pound of what you choose for them. During this past year while shopping for the club I uncovered a totally groovy company housed not too far from my home.
The Hippie Coffee Company is an independently owned company that has the mission to get great quality coffee to their customers, while supporting fair wages and a great cause: a portion of all proceeds are donated to Fundacion de Esperanza; a womans self-help charity in Costa Rica. How rad is that? The owner, Dave, was a Peace Corps volunteer back in the ’80’s in Costa Rica. During his stint he discovered some amazing coffee beans and has found a way to bring them back to Ohio to share with all of us! I encourage you to check out his site and order some beans. They will blow your mind!
Perhaps something I enjoy more than the coffee itself, is the customer service provided by Dave. His site is set-up for paypal, but if you would rather pay in another fashion, he is willing to accommodate your wishes within reason. Also, he doesn’t charge for shipping! How
crazy awesome is that?! If I haven’t convinced you to give peace these beans a chance, this is my last attempt…wait for it…you ready?…
The man signs all of his emails:
I’m pretty sure we would be bffs if ever given the chance to meet.