Per Aspera Benefit Blend is back just in time for spring!
This blend features three coffees from Africa and Central America. It has a rich body with cherry-like sweetness. The aroma creates a fruity scent notably of pomegranate and grape with a splash of toffee. It has a nutty flavor with a semi-sweet finish, perfect for spring mornings.
As we have in the past with Per Aspera blends, we will be supporting another local organization. This benefit blend’s proceeds will be going directly to the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center in Topeka, Kansas. The Kansas Children's Discovery Center uses donations for programs and to offer free/discounted admission to families who need it. Those programs include:
Play Free: Incarcerated mothers/grandmothers are brought from the correctional facility to CDC before their children arrive. They get to have breakfast and lunch together along with a day of play. The mothers also get to meet with their children's caregivers to hear updates about their kids’ lives. The kids then leave before the mothers go back to the facility so they never see their mothers "in custody."
Sensory Friendly Sundays: One Sunday every month where kids on the autism spectrum or with sensory disorders can come play in a calmer environment. They have a music therapist as well as a therapy dog to provide fun interactions without being overwhelming.
Discovery Baby: New parents with infants can play together. Parents get support and tips on ways to interact with their baby.
Medical Warriors: Scheduled after-hours time for children with fragile immune systems to play with their family. These children often cannot go to the library or playgrounds, so this gives them a safe place to have fun and get hands-on learning.
Kansas Children's Discovery Center is also the first cultural center in Kansas to join the Museums for All initiative. This means that anyone who qualifies for state food assistance programs can get admission for just $3. If you would like to find more information, go to https://kansasdiscovery.org/.