Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Storyville Is Giving It Away in May

We usually tend to be rather locavorian but there's a coffee company over in Seattle (surprise, surprise) called Storyville that is giving all of its revenue -- up to $1,000,000 (void where prohibited, this message will self-destruct in 60 seconds) -- during this month to International Justice Mission in an effort to "stop slavery, human trafficking, and other forms of violent oppression." Details about Storyville's Give It Away in May initiative are available on its website.

Storyville doesn't offer a buncha fancy flavors. "Storyville has one flavor -- fresh." It offers one coffee and it ships that coffee to you the day it is roasted. There are, however, two version: Epilogue (original); and Prologue (decaffeinated). Half-pound bags are a little under $15.

It's great to see more and more companies finding creative ways to help others.

You may also be interested in this article:
Eat Chocolate, Help Farmers in Ghana

[image via Storyville]


Anonymous said...

Pretty wonderful :) Hope this will inspire consumers/businesses to use their buying and selling power to help the poor and oppressed. So glad you pointed this coffee company out! thanks

coffee fiend said...

where are the best places for coffee in nyc?

Anonymous said...

Great article...I love any excuse to eat chocolate!!!!