I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to host some local bloggers at my house this past weekend to taste Marley Coffee because Seattle bloggers + Coffee + Reggae Music = yes please.
There are a few really awesome things about this coffee that I think are amazing, aside from the great taste:
1. Founded by Rohan Marley.
I’m kind of a sucker for Bob Marley’s music, so it was really cool to learn that his son, Rohan Marley, is choosing to keep his legacy alive by aligning himself with things that were important to his Dad. Bob Marley had dreamed of returning to farming one day and that dream was honored when Rohan purchased a coffee farm in the Jamaica Blue Mountains in part to help support farmers and the economy of rural Jamaica.
2. Marley Coffee Gives Back
I’m also a sucker for companies that have a mind for the greater good and use their platform to give back. Every single serve capsule of Marley Coffee purchased gives back (.01 cents) to the Waterwise Project, an initiative to help clean the river in Sidamo region and improve lives and communities in Ethiopia where Marley Coffee sources beans.
3. Marley Coffee Making The Eco-Friendly Transition
AND they care about the environment? This one is a big deal because with the introduction of pods and keurigs came this crazy increase in waste. Over 10 billion capsules are consumed and go into landfills annually in North America alone! That’s enough waste to circle the earth over 12 times. Each year. Marley Coffee will transition all existing K-cup compatible products to the EcoCup Capsule in Summer 2015 and will be one of the first brands to market with an easy to use recyclable single serve solution.
4. Buying Marley Coffee
Grab a box and invite me over to stir it up with you, because I am always game for a coffee break!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Marley Coffee. The opinions and text are all mine.