Monthly Archives: February 2010

Oak Cliff Coffee’s ‘Aid for Haiti’ Blend

About ‘Aid for Haiti’

In the aftermath of the earthquake, we’ve all seen photos of the destruction and chaos that is present day Haiti.  Often it seems that reactionary relief groups are not well organized and donating money blindly to them doesn’t seem the best option to truly be of help.  This has been confounded by the much-publicized corruption of Haitian officials. 

A friend of mine, Jon, recently shared with me about a friend of his, Caleb, who is a doctor involved with work in Haiti over the past few years.  In 2008, Caleb co-founded a ministry organization called Aid for Haiti that has been taking regular trips to Haiti to establish relationships and provide care to areas that do not have good access to medical aid. 

After the quake, this team of doctors, nurses, and other volunteers deployed for Haiti.  The group sought out an area that they felt had the greatest need.  While most of the aid has been centered on the capital city of Port Au Prince, other towns have been neglected.  They have set up a makeshift hospital in the town of Petit Goave (about 150,000 in population) which was decimated and had received virtually no aid. 

Where Oak Cliff Coffee comes into this… 

Personally, I have been impacted by hearing about this group and from learning about their efforts through their blog.  I have decided that along with giving to them personally, I’d like to use our coffee to help this organization continue to provide relief to the people of Haiti, and at the same time offer a unique blend for our customers. 

From now until February 24th, Oak Cliff Coffee will be offering an ‘Aid for Haiti’ Blend, with 50% of the proceeds from sales going directly to ‘Aid for Haiti’.  We will roast the blend every Thursday (Feb 11th, 18th 25th) and deliver next day for the next 3 weeks.  In addition to this,  we are offering free delivery anywhere within Dallas City Limits for all orders that include but not limited to the ‘Aid for Haiti’ Blend.  If you are close to Dallas but outside of the city limits, please email us for possible delivery arrangements.  February 24th will be the last day to order. 

This blend of Central American coffees is a sugary sweet cup with bright citrus notes.  It’s recommended as a drip or French press. 

If you’re interested in purchasing the ‘Aid for Haiti’ Blend, please visit our website or click the link below.

Buy One Pound of ‘Aid for Haiti Blend’ – $16

I specifically chose to support ‘Aid for Haiti’ because of the organization’s commitment to Haiti prior to the earthquake, because of the goals of their mission, and because 100% of the donations they receive go directly to helping the Haitians in need (and not overhead costs).   Please take some time to read about their work at www.aidforhaiti.org.

Your roaster,

Shannon Neffendorf

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NOW SERVING: URBAN ACRES MARKET

 

Urban Acres is opening their first Farm Store in Oak Cliff!  The store will be open every Saturday from 9am – 3pm.  Located at 1424 W. Davis St., in the old De La Fuente Produce Market.  To be able to shop at the market you need a membership, to get more information on joining email info@urbanacresmarket.com.  The store is a “full organic food market where members can pick up produce and pre-ordered food items and also shop for other goodies fresh from the farm.” 

We have joined with Urban Acres to sell our freshly roasted, whole bean coffee at the store.  This Saturday we will be serving samples of coffee starting at 9am.  We would love for you to come by, check out Urban Acres Farm Store and enjoy a hot cup of coffee.

For more information on the Farm Store check out the Urban Acres website.

Office Delivery Subscription Service

Is your office located in Oak Cliff or downtown Dallas and in need of good coffee? We are running a promotion for offices to enjoy a free bag of freshly roasted coffee.

The mailer is redeemable for a free bag of whole bean coffee with delivery. It will include detailed information about our office delivery subscription service. If you would like your office to receive the mailer then email info@oakcliffcoffee.com with your office’s mailing information.

Thanks for your continued support in getting good coffee throughout Dallas.