General August 16 2018 A Relationship in Every Cup

Written by:

Resident Flavor Expert
Cassy Gleason

Last Winter, Marigold announced Street Roast,  a coffee collaboration benefits Street Roots, a Portland-based nonprofit who creates opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty.

Marigold produces this special line of offerings that includes two distinct blends and one single-origin coffee that changes seasonally, named The Poet, The Messenger and The Artisan.

We love the deep dive that Kaia Sand, Executive Director of Street Roots, took recently in her article featuring this project.  ” […Every one of these blends leads to more stories. The Poet blend takes us to the Andes mountains of Northern Peru where the coffee is harvested by Finca Churupampa, a family business that began with four family members and grew to 215 producers…[W]hen you buy Street Roast coffee, you are connecting to all of this –  two sisters who transformed their family farming background into a local artisan coffee enterprise that supports other coffee roasters in their cooperative space. Generations of Peruvian farmers who take care of their mountainous land – and each other”. 

Six months into the project and we’re thrilled to say, we’ve already raised over $5,000 for their Vender Employment Program.Read on to follow the thread of connection this project weaves and the many communities it benefits.

WHERE IT’S SOLD:  Pick up a bag from Portland-area grocery stores — New Seasons, Green Zebra, Market of Choice, Cherry Sprout & Powell’s. Or buy online or come by Marigold Coffee Cafe in SE Portland.

WHOLESALE INFO: Interested in selling Street Roast at your local grocery, cafe or business? Contact nina@streetroots.org to make this happen.