The CBRC Mission is about becoming a business success while also being conscious about the impact that we have on our local environment and giving back what we can to preserve its presence for the future. Since 2003 CBRC has contributed coffee, time and funding to various local watershed clean-up groups, community composting organizations, local schools and both national and worldwide non-profit organizations that can help in the education and improvement of water quality.
Our H2O Initiative strives to bring forth the importance of water on a larger scale. Water is the single most precious substance on the planet and the basis of all life and we make a direct connection to the importance of water by using our coffees as a means to give back. Our goal is to contribute an equivalent of 2% of proceeds to support the preservation of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
CBRC has been partners with the Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners' composting program since 2015. CBRC gathers over 125 pounds of coffee chaff and grinds each week and makes monthly deliveries to Quiet Waters park in Annapolis for their Demonstrative Composting Area. The Master Gardeners are part of the University of Maryland Extension (UME) and work towards educating residents about safe, effective and sustainable horticultural practices that build healthy gardens, landscapes, and communities.University of Maryland Extension
Oyster Recovery Partnership
CBRC chose to team up with the Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) in 2015 with the shared goal of restoring oysters to the Chesapeake Bay. ORP believes that shellfish are critical to reversing the Chesapeake Bay's poor water quality and declining habitats and that oyster restoration and aquaculture are two of only a few strategies that provide restorative benefits to the Bay. In 2017, CBRC was able to donate a total of $3,144 to ORP through our give back program with designated CBRC retail cans, volunteer work and event sponsorship.Oyster Recovery Partnership
Local Events and Organizations
Over the years, CBRC has donated time and coffee services to various environmental groups, local charities and community organizations. These contributions come from product sales, event participation as well as gift basket and auction donations.
Using our limited edition Roastmaster's Reserve coffees, CBRC has been able to contribute to organizations that are making a difference in both our local communities as well as communities within the growing regions where are coffees are sourced. In 2017 CBRC donated a total of $1,205 to the Baltimore based outreach program, Paul's Place. Paul's Place is a catalyst and leader in change in Southwest Baltimore City neighborhoods and CBRC was proud to serve coffee during events and support the outreach with funds from the sales of designated retail cans.Paul's Place
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