Gimme! Coffee Debuts Anti-Fracking “Fracktivist Blend”

 
By 7 December 2012
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Roast Magazine’s 2013 Macro Roaster of the Year Gimme! Coffee announced the debut of a new blend of coffee composed of Organic South American coffees “with rich cocoa tones” – and $2 of each purchase supports the anti-fracking movement in New York State. Just in time for the holidays!

New York State anti-fracking movement. (TreeHugger)

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Did you know that every cup of brewed coffee is 98% water? Hydraulic fracturing (also known as “fracking”) is a controversial drilling method that poses a threat to water supply right in our backyard. During fracking, natural gas companies inject a mixture of water, sand, and chemicals under high pressure into dense rock formations, shale, tight sandstone, or coal beds; to crack the rock and release natural gas. According to Food & Water Watch, “The rapid expansion of this new form of fracking has brought rampant environmental and economic problems to rural communities. Accidents and leaks have polluted rivers, streams, and drinking supplies.” We need clean water to have great coffee, thriving farms, and healthy people.

The coffee is available to purchase online here – $14/12oz.

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  • Ben Davalos says:

    I think this is really great move from Gimme and I’m in favor of any coffee company taking a stance against fracking.

    My question is will this blend have any impact if Gimme uses natural gas to power their roaster? The more successful they get, the more they roast, the more natural gas they use and the less the fracktivist blend would do any good.

    Does anyone know if Gimme uses sustainable energy to roast or natural gas?

    Any great companies using renewable energy to produce a quality coffee?

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