BLK & Bold and Canteen Launch New Charitable Barista Book ‘Recipes For Impact’ Ahead of The Holiday Season

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Holiday-inspired Barista book will donate 100% of proceeds to BLK & Bold’s “For Our Youth” program which supports nonprofits across the country

DES MOINES, Iowa, December 15, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, BLACK and boldthe first nationally distributed black-owned coffee brand, is thrilled to announce the launch of its first-ever barista book, Recipes for impactin partnership with Canteenthe largest retail supplier in the United States

The coffee cookbook that has been carefully curated with the holidays in mind will dedicate 100% of its profits to BLK & Bold’s social initiative, For Our Youth, a program that supports nonprofit organizations whose missions focus on improving underserved youth. cleverly titled Recipes for impact, the collaborative cookbook explores the zest of BLK & Bold’s distinguished flavors, profiles and coffee flight. From the warm highlights of caramel in the brand’s Brighter Days Light Roast to the undertones of caramel in the Rise & GRND Medium Roast, each recipe has been intentionally crafted to help create memories and traditions in any season.

“We are beyond excited to partner with Canteen for something that furthers our mission to turn a daily ritual of enjoying a cup of coffee into something for the community and a way to give back,” said co-founder and CEO Pernell. Cesar. “Being able to incorporate the essence of community is vital for us in everything we do, especially over the festive period. ‘Recipes for Impact’ has allowed the team to bring something new and creative at the table while staying true to our values.”

‘Recipes for Impact’, features over 30 delicious, hand-selected recipes suitable for the festive season and beyond. The 76-page book filled with color, images and detailed ingredients using BLK & Bold coffees and teas will be available to order on December 15 through Shopify and digitally on Amazon as well. The print version of the barista book will cost $19.99 while the digital version will be available to consumers for $14.99.

“The holidays are always a special time and are intertwined with notions of family and community, we hope everyone can enjoy these recipes for years to come with their loved ones,” said Christine Woodward, Chief Marketing Officer of Canteen . “The whole team is extremely proud of the outcome of this book and we are even more thrilled to be able to partner with BLK & Bold to give back to their social initiative.”

The “For Your Youth” program includes 14 engagement partners across the country, including the states of California, New York, Florida, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Texas, Georgia, Minnesota, Virginia and Illinois, all dedicated to helping, inspiring and educating youth. BLK & Bold is a B Corp certified brand that is currently the #1 selling coffee brand on Amazon and a top seller at Target. A mission-driven brand since its inception, BLK & Bold’s portfolio now includes eight flavors, with over 25 products and 14 tea varieties.

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Founders, Pernell Cezar and Rod Johnson, created BLK & Bold with one purpose. They aspire to equip young people with resources to overcome unfortunate circumstances by turning a daily ritual into a way to give back. BLK & Bold Pledges 5% of Profits to Initiatives to Support Youth Programs, Improve Workforce Development, and End Youth Homelessness in the United States .

ABOUT Canteen

Since our beginnings in 1929, people’s lives have changed. What’s important has changed, and tastes have changed too. One thing has remained the same: good things happen when people take a break. That’s what cemented our goal – we’re giving everyone time out. We not only offer you a quick snack; we create places, times and opportunities to connect, making you more productive, more innovative and much happier. We go beyond convenience by using technology to continually innovate and give people what they want, when they want it. Every account, from a Fortune 500 company to a small organization, is handled with a consistently friendly, customer-focused approach. Canteen is a family of companies that serves customers across the country with national and regional offerings for our markets, restaurants, cafes and vending machines.

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