If I am able to support a worthy cause when making a purchase that I was going to make anyway, I always get excited. Today I’m super pumped to tell all your coffee lovers out there how you can do just that!
The company is called Blue State Red State, and it gives, get this, 33% of its profits to various philanthropic and advocacy groups! Yes, you read that correctly! Right now they just offer coffee (and it is seriously good, I might add) but they have other products coming out later.
From their site, “The ideais simple – buy things you use every day, but instead of us keeping all of the profits, 33% of our profits will go toward making America better. And you direct your donation when you check out, so with every purchase, you express yourself. We will be supporting charities and advocacy groups across our brands because we think people should expect more from the companies they buy from. It’s not enough to have a quality product anymore. We think it’s just as important to be a good corporate citizen, give customers a voice, and share our success. Blue State or Red State – it doesn’t matter – the point is to get more involved and do some good through your purchases!”
You can purchase Blue State Blue Coffee which will support Democratic causes, Red State Coffee which will support Republican causes, or Blue State Red State Coffee which will support nonprofit organizations (by definition, these are non-partisan). Two 12 oz bags of freshly ground coffee are available for $19.98.
I’m totally in love with the concept behind this business. What a way to show some pride in America, and a commitment to making it a better place in which to live! The coffee that is being sold is also fair trade, organic and shade grown.
I want to strongly encourage all of you who drink coffee to consider making a purchase with Blue State Red State, and enjoy knowing that a good chunk of your purchase price went toward a wonderful cause that you support!
Disclosure: I received a complimentary sample of this product for review purposes. The opinions expressed here are strictly my own.