Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Barnie's 49 Special Blend to Benefit those Impacted by the Pulse Tragedy

The year was 1996. I remember it well because it was my first winter in Orlando.  It was one of those wet, cold, nasty days where you really want to stay inside, under a blanket, but a friend convinced me to head to the mall with her to finish up Christmas shopping.

As we walked by Barnie's Coffee Shop and my friend suggested we grab a cup of Santa's White Christmas.  At the time I was not a coffee drinker and so I ordered a nice cup of hot chocolate. Somehow, as we sat down to rest for a few minutes, our drinks got switched and ... It was love at first sip.  And also the beginning of my addiction relationship with coffee.  Although Barnie's Coffee + Tea has gone through changes, one thing has remained the same, Barnie's makes a damn good coffee!

This week, Barnie’s Coffee + Tea, Orlando’s original coffee company, unveiled its “49” Special Blend Coffee during the One Orlando Alliance’s Love and Kindness on the Lawn event. 

Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, June 12th, proceeds from the sale of each bag of coffee will go directly to One Orlando Alliance to benefit those impacted by the Pulse tragedy.

“Barnie’s is humbled to support One Orlando Alliance in their ongoing work of helping those impacted by the Pulse tragedy and we support their mission of creating a safer, more inclusive community for all,” said Scott Uguccioni Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at Barnies Coffee & Tea Co. “The 49 coffee is our way we can give back, honor the victims and share the message of love and kindness, one bag at a time.”

“We are delighted that Barnie’s is supporting the work of our coalition. It is up to all of us, in the Central Florida community, to ensure that those affected by the Pulse tragedy continue to receive the support and services needed to heal,” said Jennifer Foster, Executive Director of One Orlando Alliance. “The proceeds from the 49 Special Blend will go a long way to making this possible and we are grateful that Barnie’s have stepped up in such a thoughtful and innovative way.”

The 49 Special Blend priced at $12.49, will be available beginning June 12th at BarniesCoffee.com and can be shipped worldwide. It will also be sold at Barnie’s CafĂ© in Winter Park, Florida and various retailers around Orlando.