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Helping The Unseen Bean: Fundraisers Set To Help Boulder’s Blind Coffee Roaster


BOULDER, Colo — The only blind coffee roaster in Colorado is having a little bit of a tough time, and it has nothing to do with roasting coffee.

Gerry Leary’s budget is strained from paying hundreds of dollars a week on ride sharing apps to get to and from his roasting business location in Meade. When a fundraising organization saw the original Denver7 story profiling Gerry back in August , they decided to step in to help.

“Pretty much takes all the profit out of it,” Leary told Denver7, talking about the $300-$400 per week he spends on a Lyft to Meade.

His coffee shop, The Unseen Bean in downtown Boulder, is barely staying open. He’s lost a few wholesale agreements because he can’t keep his inventory up. Enter ‘Resort 2 Kindness.’

“When we saw the Channel 7 feature back in August, we knew that Gerry would be perfect for our little give,” Kelly Capen of Resort 2 Kindness said.

The organization helps collaborate various fundraisers and combine the donations to give to an individual or group in need. Their yearly “little give” is donated to an individual. This year, it’s Gerry.

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