Community Coffee Company products will be served on all Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) flights beginning March 1, the airline said.
Southwest´s partnership with Community coffee expands its complimentary in-flight offerings to include Community Signature Blend, Signature Blend Instant Decaf Sticks, and CommunityÂ® Hot Tea Bags.
For every pound of Community coffee served on a Southwest flight, the airline and Community Coffee company will provide funding to the ECOM Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on ensuring a better life for origin producers. The donations will fund educational programs to support the children, families, and farmers in Mexico where Community Coffee company´s high-quality Arabica coffee beans are grown. Hear from some of the coffee growers who will benefit here.
Initially, the collaborative effort will support the opening of two satellite schools in rural Chiapas, Mexico, where residents have historically been challenged by the difficult terrain and weather conditions to reach schools in far-away towns. The schools will serve not only children, but the community at large through secondary education opportunities including advanced farming techniques for farmers and community training.
Now in its 96th year, Community Coffee houses the largest family-owned and operated retail coffee brand in America, and four generations of the Saurage family have operated the company since its inception. Founded in 1919, Community Coffee company is an importer, roaster and distributor of the highest-quality premium coffees and teas, using only 100 percent Arabica coffee beans.
In its 45th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines flies more than 100 million customers annually.