During # awbu, we were given an awesome history lesson on Airship Coffee (and coffee in general).
Most of you all know that we love supporting local businesses (because we love living in NWA a whole lot..)(no, we don’t get paid to do it), and we also prefer to put our money back into the community with businesses that support our local economy, and also that serve a good cause.
Airship Coffee has centered its business around helping growers produce better coffee, while promoting direct trade with the farmers.
They say it best on their website:
Airship Coffee was founded on the idea that we could improve lives by helping farmers improve their coffee quality and by creating market access through direct trade relationships. Whether on the farm or in the café, we believe that education is the key to improving coffee, and better coffee means better livelihoods for everyone involved with its creation. Our relationships with growers provide unique opportunities to influence quality determinants on the farm. Through these relationships we’ve opened the communication channels between growers – roasters – baristas; which leads to a better overall understanding of quality preservation. By sharing knowledge on the farm we improve supply and by sharing knowledge in the cafe we grow demand.
At #awbu, we were gifted a bag of delicious whole bean coffee, so hubs and I tried it out this morning. I’m not usually a big coffee drinker; however, when I DO drink coffee, I like smooth, not-bitter coffee.
Um yes please, Airship. Perfection. So when I DO buy coffee for myself, I’m going to be using their online shop. And did you SEE they have pomegranate tea available? Pretty sure that will be in my tea cup before long…
Thanks again for supporting Arkansas Women Bloggers and their cause. We appreciate all of this local love going on!
Have you ever tried Airship? They are served in Mama Carmen’s in Fayetteville if you want to try it out!