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Calendar Coffee launches nationwide campaign to support Irish cafes

By Sarah Finnan

March 18, 2020 at 3:28pm

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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.

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These are unprecedented times and many of our much loved cafes have already closed their doors 💔 We're launching a nationwide campaign to support coffee shops and cafes during the Covid-19 outbreak. We will be donating 30% of every bag sold through our website to a cafe of your choice 💫 This means for a €15 bag of coffee, your cafe will receive €4.50 💶 • The best part, is that this can be ANY cafe in the Republic of Ireland, regardless of whether they stock Calendar Coffee or not. To make this work, there'll be a €4 flat rate on all orders up to 2kg to cover shipping costs 🚚 All you need to do is include the name and location of your favourite cafe at checkout, and you can even share a message of support. We'll be passing on your messages and money to cafe owners on a weekly basis 💌 • Together, we can #SpreadLoveNotGerms. Please share and repost! Keep safe, Zarah & Dan x

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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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