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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Partners With Global Freight Solutions Sends 59,000 Muffins for Hurricane Relief

Hurricane Harvey devastated Southern Texas, especially Houston, but it also showed the power of humanity and how people come together to help others during times of need. To do their part, The Coffee Bean &Tea Leaf along with Global Freight Solutions – a leading shipping and logistics company – teamed up to donate 59,000 muffins to the Houston Food Bank.

The Coffee Bean &Tea Leaf has a longstanding tradition of inspiring a world of caring through their Caring Cup social responsibility program. From the communities where their ingredients are grown to the local communities they serve, their Caring Cup initiatives look to improve lives seed to cup.

With headquarters in Los Angeles, California, the challenge was for The Coffee Bean &Tea Leaf to get 26 pallets of blueberry and chocolate muffins to Houston, Texas. Given the extent of the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey making transportation more difficult, and the need to move quickly, Global Freight Solutions (GFS) stepped up to the plate.

With over one billion tons of goods moved ranging from food service distribution and renewable energy to dry goods, GFS is covering all of the transportation costs for this refrigerated food grade shipment from Los Angeles to Houston.

About Global Freight Solutions:

Global Freight Solutions (GFS) has been successfully serving its customers since 1999, servicing local, national and international transport, logistics, consolidation and warehousing with over one billion tons of product moved to date. The company’s five specialty transport and logistics divisions, including GFS Food Service, are staffed with category experts who know the optimal way to move your shipment on-time and on-budget, guaranteeing arrival in excellent condition, with a bespoke customer service experience that delivers up-to-the-minute status information on every shipment. Please visit to learn more.

About The Coffee Bean &Tea Leaf®:

Born and brewed in  Southern California since 1963, The Coffee Bean &Tea Leaf is the oldest and largest privately-held specialty coffee and tea retailer in  the United States. Embodying a passion for connecting loyal customers to one another with carefully handcrafted products, the company is known for sourcing and providing the finest ingredients and flavors from around the world. For over 50 years, The Coffee Bean &Tea Leaf has demonstrated a passion for product innovation epitomized by The Original Ice Blended® drink. The company has grown to be an international icon and currently has over 1,100 stores in nearly 30 countries. Please visit for more information.


Company Name: Ron Tan / Global Freight Solutions, Inc.

Address: 1371 Charles Willard Street, Carson, CA 90746

Phone: (310) 747-5388


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