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Per Aspera

Benefit Blend
Stone Fruit, Caramel, Navel Orange
17.50

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Four coffees from Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Burundi create a sweet and fruity blend with aromas of stone fruit, vanilla sugar, and navel orange. When brewed, we found notes of blackberry, Key lime, and creamy cashew. Its milk chocolate sweetness is balanced by a mandarin acidity, all culminating in a deep finish of caramel, sweet basil, and clove.

The Story

Taking its name from Kansas' state motto—Ad Astra Per Aspera, or "to the stars through difficulties"—our Benefit Blend evolves seasonally, with 100% of net profits going to organizations dedicated to fostering positive social change. We will often focus on Kansas-based causes, but also take into consideration organizations that address inequities along the global specialty coffee supply chain.

Our current cause: Grounds for Health

Proceeds through July will benefit Grounds for Health in celebration of their 25th Anniversary!

Since 1996, Grounds for Health has worked in Latin America and Africa to address one of the most significant disparities in women’s health globally. Cervical cancer is a nearly 100% treatable disease, and yet in the next 15 years it could kill almost 4.5 million women – 85% of whom will live in developing countries. Cervical cancer is one of the easiest cancers to detect, treat, and cure when caught early. If every woman were screened just once in her lifetime, global cervical cancer rates would drop by 30%; screened twice, rates drop by 60%.

Grounds for Health specializes in working in communities that represent the base of global supply chains such as coffee, tea, cut flowers and cocoa. 

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Is there an organization making positive change in your community that you would like to nominate for a future fundraising period? Feel free to email your suggestion to us at info@ptscoffee.com.

Spring 2021: Silverbackks

Silverbackks is a Topeka-based grassroots volunteer organization that formed in July 2011. Co-founder Jude Quinn began by passing out cold bottles of water to people on the streets on a very hot Sunday. From that simple act, SilverSunday was created. SilverSunday grew from bottled water, to coffee and cookies, to sack lunches, to hot meals every Sunday for anyone who needs one, among other programs.

"Each year, and through the dedication and generosity of our troop, we are able to expand our program offerings and impact on our community. Through collaboration and partnerships with other local agencies, we bridge gaps and give our fellow neighbor a hand up."

Learn more from KSNT: Volunteer-run Silverbackks helping less fortunate in the community

Summer 2020: Topeka Youth Project

Topeka Youth Project provides underserved and at-risk youth in Topeka with employment and leadership training, education on the workings of the legal system via a Youth Court, help with financial literacy, and other life skills training in an effort to prevent high-risk behaviors among young adults while preparing them for employment and adulthood.

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Is there an organization making positive change in your community that you would like to nominate for a future fundraising period? Feel free to email your suggestion to us at info@ptscoffee.com.

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