Women Impacting Greensboro members donated $7,635 to A Special Blend! We can’t even begin to thank this fantastic organization enough. This donation will help A Special Blend to employ many, many adults with social needs and also to help us with outreach for the community of families with special needs. Thank you, WIG!
A Special Blend's 40 crew members have been hard at work training in July and August. They have been learning how to make different types of coffee, serving these coffees, and work skills to help them be successful. Staff, including volunteers and managers, have been hard at work teaching skills such as communicating with customers, using equipment successfully, and much more. Check out the pictures below as we continue to get ready for opening in early October!
A Special Blend will be selling coffee at Proehlific Park this Saturday for their Healthy Family Fun Fair. This is a free and public event that is inside from 10:00am - 2:00pm. There will be live demos, food trucks, a bounce house, games/activities, and much more! Their website and event are linked below. Check it out! 🏈🏀⚽⚾
A Special Blend was honored to be a guest at Proehlific Parks’s annual Blue Jean and Bourbon event. We loved sharing our mission and coffee with so many wonderful individuals that support the Ricky Proehl P.O.W.E.R. of Play Foundation. Our members were especially excited to mingle with some current and former Carolina Panthers! Go Panthers! 🏈
A Special Blend would like to highlight Aiden, an 8th grade student from Cornerstone Charter Academy. Aiden attended one of our dessert events and was inspired to choose A Special Blend for his school's monthly fundraiser, “Jean Day.” We love to see people of all ages engaged in the community. We are so thankful to Aiden and the students and staff at Cornerstone Charter Academy for supporting A Special Blend's mission. Today is another reminder of the wonderful community support that inspires us to make A Special Blend happen. Thank you for all of your support!
Thank you to WFMY News 2 for sharing A Special Blend and the opportunities A Special Blend will be providing to those with special needs! Please share this video to show others about what A Special Blend is doing in the Greensboro Community.
We are thrilled to announce that after months of searching we have a location! A Special Blend will be located at 3900 W. Market Street Greensboro, NC 27407. We can't thank you all enough for your support.
We are excited to announce board member Jo Hughes and her family were featured on Fox to talk about A Special Blend and our impact in the community.
After extensive research and feedback from coffee tastings at our events, we are happy to announce Carolina Coffee Roasting Company as the official roaster of A Special Blend!
Carolina Coffee is a local business founded in 1992 that operated two successful coffee shops until 2003, when they decided to devote themselves exclusively to roasting. We love their dedication to small batch coffee roasting, which allows precise control over the roasting profile and ensures their coffee leaves the roaster very fresh. They research and select coffees from among the finest quality Arabica beans from Indonesia, South and Central America, and Africa. They proudly purchase coffee beans that contribute to saving delicate ecosystems of coffee growing communities. Carolina Coffee offers Fair Trade, Organic, and Rain Forest Alliance coffees to their customers. We look forward to building a lasting partnership with such an all-around expert on coffee shops.
We have had our first tasting to select our base flavor profile and are excited to create our own special blend.
Packaged coffee will be available for purchase in the near future.