COLUMBUS, OHIO (June 13, 2014) – Local coffee roaster Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea is joining forces with Charlie Foxtrot Group to launch Charlie Foxtrot Coffee, a patriotic coffee brand honoring the service of U.S. military service personnel, veterans and their families. A portion of sales will benefit the Disabled American Veterans, Capital City Chapter #3.
Crimson Cup partnered with Charlie Foxtrot co-founders and disabled military veterans Alvin E. Burzynski and Rick Isbell to create America’s official brand of patriotic coffee. The coffee blends are: Victory Blend (House), Warrior’s Blend (Dark Roast) and Honor Blend (Decaf).
“We consider it an honor to roast coffee for those who have answered America’s call to duty,” said Crimson Cup Founder and President Greg Ubert. “With each purchase of Charlie Foxtrot Coffee, you make a patriotic difference in the lives of America’s warriors and their families.”
Burzynski, who served with the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division (light infantry) and as a public affairs officer with the Army and Department of Veterans Affairs, said he and Isbell approached Crimson Cup to develop a coffee specifically for military service men and women, veterans and their families.
“We wanted to find an innovative way to continue to serve, support, honor, and thank America’s defenders of freedom, their families and those patriotic Americans who support them,” he said.
Isbell served with the U.S. Air Force during the Cold War and Operation Desert Storm. “Nothing brings more people together than a good cup of coffee,” he said. “So if we can get the conversation started where people can hear our service members’ and veterans’ stories and plight, we can truly bring everyone together one cup at a time.”
Every coffee is roasted and packaged at the Crimson Cup roasting facility in Columbus, Ohio, keeping local contribution a focus. “Charlie Foxtrot coffee is made from premium-grade coffee beans that are carefully hand-roasted and packaged at the peak of freshness,” Ubert said. “Our armed forces members, veterans, and their families deserve nothing but the best!”
At launch, Charlie Foxtrot Coffee is available online on the Crimson Cup website http://www.crimsoncup.com/
Giving back to U.S. troops and veterans is an ongoing effort for Crimson Cup, which donates coffee to soldiers serving overseas. “The Charlie Foxtrot coffee program offers one more way we can express our support and gratitude to those who protect our freedom,” Ubert said.
About The Disabled American Veterans
The Disabled American Veterans was chartered by United States Congress in 1920 as a support organization for disabled military veterans of the United States Armed Forces. It provides a nationwide network of services, free of charge, to all veterans and members of their families. The organization currently has more than 1.2 million members. For more information visit www.dav.org.
About Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea
Since 1991, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea has hand-roasted specialty coffee in Columbus, Ohio and taught independent business owners how to be successful through its coffee shop franchise alternative program. Sustainably sourced Crimson Cup coffee is available through a network of more than 350 independent coffee houses, grocers, college and universities, restaurants and food service operations across 28 states, as well as the company’s own Crimson Cup Coffee House in the Columbus suburb of Clintonville. For more information, visit www.crimsoncup.com.