Operation Cuppa Joe For The USO To Collect, Donate And Distribute One Million Pounds Of Gourmet Coffee To Support US Troops Worldwide

Top Quote Company Joins Forces With USO of Illinois To Kick Off City Wide Coffee Drive During Coffee Fest Chicago, Feb. 18-20, 2011 At Navy Pier. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 14, 2011 - Newport Coast, CA, - CoffeeAuthorities, a Premier Specialty Coffee Brand & Retail Development firm kicks off its efforts to collect, donate and distribute over One Million Pounds of Specialty Gourmet Coffee to all military branches stateside and abroad throughout 2011. CoffeeAuthorities will work with growers, roasters, retailers and ancillary coffee companies to raise awareness, coffee donations, raise funds and drive foot traffic to participating retailers to support this program. The company will launch its yearlong Operation Coffee at Coffee Fest Sixty in Chicago with the support of its partner the USO of Illinois who will be providing volunteers, logistics, and community support to get coffee to the men and women of our military.

    CoffeeAuthorities mission will be to set up coffee collection points throughout the city coffee shops and Café's as well and from over 500 exhibitors at the Specialty Coffee Trade Show. All whole bean coffee donations then will be distributed to U.S. Armed Forces members from all branches of service- Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine and Coast Guard- throughout the USO of Illinois' five USO Center facilities: USO Navy Pier, USO Great Lakes, USO Midway, USO O'Hare and USO Cyber Canteen at O'Hare airport.

    "We're extremely proud of our service men and women stationed around the world keeping us safe and making the ultimate sacrifice," said David Cook, CoffeeAuthorities CEO. There's no greater sacrifice that our military personnel and families make to keep us out of clear and present danger. Showing them honor and appreciation is the greatest gift we can give them. Coffee is an inherent part of our culture and a very social part of this country and reminds them of home and family and friends."

    The Company will be initiating coffee collection, coffee donation and distribution through 18,000+ coffee shops and café's throughout the United State to provide a steady flow of coffee to troops deployed worldwide. This is a 100% volunteer operation and the Company is seeking Corporate Sponsors who can support its efforts while being able to write off their donations via the USO of Illinois' 501 (c) 3 non-profit status.

    About CoffeeAuthorities
    CoffeeAuthorities has 30 years expertise activating consumer retail brands. The Company is focused on the Specialty Coffee Brand & Retail Development market and helps existing, new and emerging brands create distribution, retail and wholesale channels to activate sales revenues. The company started "Operation Cuppa Joe" to collect, donate and distribute one million pounds of gourmet coffee to our troops stateside and abroad. For more information about Operation Cuppa Joe, please visit www.facebook.com/operationcuppajoe to join this coffee drive.

    About USO Illinois
    The mission of the USO of Illinois is to enhance the quality of life of the U.S. Armed Forces personnel and their families and to create a cooperative relationship between U.S. military communities and involved or supporting civilian communities. The USO of Illinois annually serves more than 300,000 active duty, guard and reserved military and military families and coordinates more than 300 programs and services, year-round at five USO Centers: USO Navy Pier, USO Midway, USO Great Lakes, USO O'Hare, and now the USO AA Cyber Canteen O'Hare. The USO (United Service Organizations) is a 501 (c) (3) registered nonprofit organization that receives no direct government funding. For

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