Edit ModuleShow Tags

Elizabeth’s Pick: Amy’s Blend Rooibos Tea


Published:

Every October we are bombarded with pink products purporting to support Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA). I don’t know about you, but I’ve become numb to many of these campaigns, which are beginning to feel a lot like spin. With all of this pink washing, I look for companies that have an intrinsic reason to support BCA—otherwise I’d rather give my money directly to the cause.

One campaign that always passes the test is Caribou Coffee’s Amy’s Blend Collection. When roastmaster Amy Erickson developed breast cancer in 1995, Caribou created Amy’s Blend coffee to help pay her medical expenses. After Amy passed away, Caribou continued the campaign, donating 10 percent of sales of limited edition Amy’s Blend merchandise to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. This year the company hopes to raise a whopping $200,000.

I selfishly look forward to October, when Caribou rolls out one of my favorite fall treats: Amy’s Blend Roobios tea ($7.99). The warm and spicy caffeine-free red tea from South Africa has a kick of cardamom and cinnamon but also an unexpected smoothness that makes it so soothing on a crisp autumn day. Packaged in pretty, cube tins, it’s a no-brainer way to do a little good.

The Amy’s Blend Collection is available at all Caribou Coffee locations and at cariboucoffee.com.
 

Edit ModuleShow Tags

About This Blog

Minnesota Monthly's Taste Blog answers your restaurant and dining questions, dishes on latest discoveries, reflects on breaking news, and generally brings the plate to the page with a skilled crew of experts: Learn more about the Taste bloggers.

Have a food-related question? Email rfischer@mnmo.com

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Taste Blog

VOTE: Girl Scouts Team Up with Hi-Lo Diner

Girl Scout cookie pies, donuts, and shakes—and you choose the local troop to get the sale

Pepito’s to Become El Burrito Minneapolis

The Pepito’s/Parkway Theater combo is sold to local entrepreneurs who have a restaurant tenant and theater remodeling plans.

James Beard Semifinalists Are Cheaper by the Dozen

Ten chefs and two restaurants were named to the 2018 James Beard Award semifinalist list

Banana Pudding Pie Recipe

Make some new sweet memories with a retro dessert

Bonterra Vineyards and the Future of Organic Farming

Learn how Bonterra Organic Vineyards set the standard for organic winemaking, then sample Bonterra at this year's Food & Wine Experience March 3-4, 2018

10 Best Friday Fish Fries for Lent

Christian or not, get your fried fish here around the Twin Cities

3 Things to Eat This Week: Valentine's Edition

If you forgot to make reservations for Valentine's Day week, you're not too late—these, ahem, romantic spots will still have you

Kimchi and Gruyère Pizza Recipe

Step up your pizza game with outside-the-box homemade pie

Great Breakfast with Great Coffee

Stellar food, top-tier coffee—at these Twin Cities restaurants
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags