Steeped Coffee partners with BLK & Bold to offer its blends in single serve
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Steeped Coffee, a certified B Corp and Benefit Corporation, is partnering with BLK & Bold Specialty Beverages to bring the independent Black-owned coffee company’s bold blends to single-serve coffee lovers nationwide. Brewed similarly to tea, Steeped’s brewing method delivers the rich flavour of BLK & Bold’s coffee with the convenience of single-serve in certified compostable packaging.
Established in 2018 in Des Moines, Iowa, BLK & Bold was founded by lifelong friends and specialty coffee connoisseurs, Pernell Cezar and Rod Johnson. The company is not only committed to making social impact through its support of underserved youth. As a certified B Corp, BLK & Bold pledges 5% of all profits to the company’s “For Our Youth” programme, which partners with 13 charities across the United States, including notable organisations like Kid Power, No Kid Hungry, Urban Growers, and Youth Guidance.
Josh Wilbur, founder and CEO of Steeped Coffee stated, “Steeped is thrilled to partner with BLK & Bold to offer its remarkable roasts to our community of sustainable single-serve coffee drinkers. As a fellow certified B Corp, we’re extremely proud to work with a roaster who is similarly committed to giving back to communities in need. We are excited about the amount of good we can do together.”
“BLK & Bold is proud to partner with Steeped Coffee, an innovative company that is making single-serve more sustainable for coffee lovers,” said BLK & Bold co-founder and CEO, Pernell Cezar. “Together, we can bring the bold taste of BLK & Bold blends to more people nationwide, and deliver even more support to our nonprofit partners, all while reducing our impact on the planet.”
Two of BLK & Bold’s best-selling blends are available in single-serve Steeped Bags on Steeped’s website. Both Steeped x BLK & Bold blends are also available in select Walmart stores nationwide.
- Limu, Ethiopia: A single-origin light roast with flavours of chocolate, blueberry, and honey.
- Rise & GRND: A sweet and creamy medium roast with savoury toffee and nutty flavours, topped with a hint of citrus.