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Enjoy one of life's everyday pleasures while making a difference — one cup at a time.
Episcopal Relief & Development has partnered with Pura Vida Create Good to offer Bishops Blend: a premium line of special-grade coffees from Central America, Indonesia and Africa.
Organic, shade grown and certified fair trade, Bishops Blend protects the earth while ensuring that coffee growers are paid a living wage and have access to affordable credit.
These delicious coffees will meet your home, office and church needs and also make great gifts. Sell bags as part of a church or school fundraising event. Let your friends and family know about this great-tasting way to change the world.
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Why Bishops Blend?
Your purchase of Bishops Blend provides Episcopal Relief & Development with critical funds to support its work around the world.
- Farmers learn better techniques to increase their crops and feed their families
- Women gain new job skills so they can support their children
- Communities rebuild after disasters
- Residents build clean water and sanitation systems to prevent disease
- Children orphaned by AIDS receive education, care and counseling
... and much more!
Bishops Blend Frequently Asked Questions
What is Bishops Blend?
Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with Pura Vida Create Good to sell and distribute a premium line of coffees called Bishops Blend throughout the Episcopal Church. Bishops Blend coffees are fair trade certified, organic and shade grown from Central America, Africa and Indonesia.
Who is Pura Vida Create Good?
Pura Vida Create Good is a Seattle-based coffee company that invests its proceeds back into coffee-growing regions through clean water and economic infrastructure projects. Learn more by clicking here.
Why is it called Bishops Blend?
We named Bishops Blend in honor of all our bishops in the Episcopal Church and throughout the Anglican Communion.
Why choose Bishops Blend?
Not only do all Bishops Blend products guarantee fair wages to coffee producers, the proceeds from sales support Episcopal Relief & Development’s mission of responding to poverty, hunger and disease around the world. Certified fair trade products help farmers in the developing world receive a fair living wage for their coffee while protecting the environment.
What do fair trade, organic and shade grown mean?
Fair trade coffee is purchased from small farmers and guarantees that farmers who grow and process the beans or leaves receive a fair price. Organic coffee is grown without chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Shade-grown coffee is cultivated beneath a tree canopy, which protects plants from intense heat and uses the plant’s leaves to return vital nutrients to the soil.
How can I order Bishops Blend?
There are three ways to order: call Pura Vida Create Good customer service representatives at 877.469.1431, order online from Pura Vida Create Good, or fax your order form to 206.328.2284. Be sure to request Bishops Blend.
What percentage from the sale of Bishop Blend coffees goes directly to Episcopal Relief & Development?
Episcopal Relief & Development receives 15% of the purchase price from the sale of each bag and box of Bishops Blend coffee and tea.
How does Episcopal Relief & Development use the proceeds of Bishops Blend?
All proceeds raised through Bishops Blend go into Episcopal Relief & Development’s Global Needs Fund so they can be used for the areas of greatest need — whether it’s programs in the areas of alleviating hunger and improving the food supply, creating economic opportunities and strengthening communities, promoting health and fighting disease, or responding to disasters and rebuilding communities.
Can I order Bishops Blend coffee in large quantities?
You can order Bishops Blend in bulk. A customer service representative will work with you to determine the appropriate quantity for your church or office. You can also set up a recurring order.
Can I order Bishops Blend for a fundraiser?
Congregations, dioceses and other organizations are encouraged to order Bishops Blend to support local projects and help Episcopal Relief & Development. To place an order or find out more, please contact a Pura Vida representative at 877.469.1431.