We’ve reached the back half of the NBA season (well, back third really, but the All-Star break is the traditional dividing line), and the playoffs are looming. But with 60 games in the books, players are undoubtably tired and in need of a little extra help. And what better pick-me-up than coffee? For that, there is Bosnian Beans, a coffee collaboration between Portland Coffee Roasters and Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkić, and a portion of each sale goes to a good cause.
If there’s a team that could use a jolt of caffeine, it’s the Portland Trail Blazers. Just one game out of the playoffs, the Pacific Northwest club led by all-star shot-maker Damian Lillard is so tantalizingly close to the play-in game. And then, who knows. Luckily, the near 7ft Robin to Dame Time’s Batman has brought back his custom coffee blend just in time. Teaming up with Portland Coffee Roasters, the “Bosnian Beast” cupped through components with the company to create the blend most suited to what he is looking for in a coffee. The result is a “smooth and chocolately” cup that “tastes great as an espresso shot and as a brew cup.”
And because Nurkić is a tall man, it only makes sense that his personal blend would come in a tall bag. So as to not “look ridiculously small when Nurkić is holding it,” Bosnian Beans only comes in 2lb bags. It’s a big bag with a big heart, with $3 of each sale going to the Jusuf Nurkić Foundation, which goes to “impact the lives of youth, women, and the community in his home country of Bosnia.”
So if you’re looking to get a little amped for the rest of the NBA season, head over to Portland Coffee Roasters official website and pick up a bag of Bosnian Beans for yourself.
Zac Cadwalader is the managing editor at Sprudge Media Network and a staff writer based in Dallas. Read more Zac Cadwalader on Sprudge.