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18th Mar 2020

Calendar Coffee launches nationwide campaign to support Irish cafes

Sarah Finnan

Calendar Coffee supporting Irish coffee shops and cafes

Keeping up to date with positive news is key to helping us through and we’ve happened across yet another feelgood story to add to the list.

Based in Barna in Galway, Calendar Coffee has launched a nationwide campaign to support coffee shops and cafes around the country.

How so?
By pledging to donate 30 per cent of every bag sold through their website to another café in Ireland. That can be any café in the Republic of Ireland, any café at all – regardless of whether they stock Calendar Coffee or not.
An extremely sound gesture and one that a lot of local, independent businesses will appreciate at a time like this.
We may not be able to tip out for our morning oat milk flat white but by ordering your beans through the Calendar Coffee website, you’re still helping to support Irish businesses in their time of need.

Zarah and Dan, the faces behind Calendar Coffee, have been roasting and delivering the goods to coffee lovers everywhere for quite some time now.

With almost two years of experience under their belt, they’re also industry leaders when it comes to the environment with practices ranging from a reusable coffee bucket scheme that aims to cut down on single-use plastic, to a reforestation project in Co. Clare that helps the business offset their shipping emissions.

The duo has also worked closely with Teamwork Espresso, donating €0.50 per kg to World Coffee Research who help farmers adapt to climate change.

Cafes throughout Ireland have had to shut their doors in recent days as the country tries to come to terms with Covid-19. Speaking of the campaign, owner Zarah said:

“We wanted to bring the coffee community together, despite their doors being closed. Right now, we need to find ways to show love and support each other. The campaign is called #SpreadLoveNotGerms and we want to help as many cafes in Ireland as we can.

The response so far has been heart-warming, and all the messages of support we’ve received for the cafes are community spirit at its finest.”

All orders up to 2kg will incur a €4 flat rate that will cover shipping costs. Customers just need to include the name and location of their favourite café at the checkout, with the option to add a message of support as well.

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