Every human life is unique and valuable and our lives are full of ups and downs; good times and bad. Our lives also affect the lives around us.
We at NWCR would like to offer support to two organizations that assist with situations that have had a profound effect on our lives.
Every time you purchase a bag of our Save a Life coffee, a portion is donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the American Red Cross. Nothing to collect or turn in. They receive support every sale, every time.
Jason Pressley was a kind and loving person. He thought more of others than he did himself and everyone who knew him admits that their life was better because of it. He also struggled with bi-polar depression and in April of 2000, Jason died by suicide. He is missed to this day by friends and family and the positive effects he had on their lives is immeasurable. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. The AFSP provides resources for people contemplating suicide, coping with the death of a loved one, and efforts to raise awareness. There is no single cause to suicide. Please take a moment and visit www.afsp.org to familiarize yourself with the warning signs and risk factors. You could play a huge part in creating a world without suicide.
Eloise Armstrong shone like a light in the darkness. A fantastic wife, mother, and grandmother, she loved long and forgave quickly. She passed away far too soon from breast cancer.
Ted Rodgers is a friend that anyone is lucky to have. He is empathetic, a pure joy to be around, and cares deeply for his friends and family. He is an inspiration in his battle with cancer. He remains upbeat and encouraging to others who share the same struggle.
Many cancer patients undergo chemotherapy. As a result, they frequently require whole blood, plasma, or platelets. While these have to be donated, the costs to store and transport them to patients needs to be offset. This is one of the many humanitarian services and programs the American Red Cross provides.
If you are able, there is always a need for blood and platelet donations. Visit www.redcross.org to find out how.
Our current Save A Life coffee is a Rawandan Microlot!
Rwanda - Ruvumbu
At a Glance
Preparation: Fully Washed
Drying: Raised beds, 10-14 days
Pulping Machine: Penagos
Variety: Red Bourbon
Harvest: April - June
Shipment: July - October
Ruvumbu Washing Station, once cooperative owned processing around 100MT of coffee cherries, is now under the ownership and management of a private investor, processing 250 MT of cherries
for the first time this year. Ruvumbu uses a single-disc McKinnon depulper and raised drying beds. Rwanda Trading Company is responsible for milling and exporting 100% of Ruvumbu's parchment and green coffee. Despite the small volume from Ruvumbu, the station has some of the best quality coffee in Rwanda. Ruvumbu took 3rd place overall in the 2014 Rwanda Cup of Excellence Competition and was given a Presidential Award for receiving a cupping score above 90 points.
Sweet Citrus, Round Full Body, Graham Cracker, Semi-Bright Acidity