Z Beans hosts profit share with United Way of Central Georgia

Z Beans Coffee announced today that they will be hosting a profit share event across all Macon locations (Mercer Village, Cotton Ave. and Coliseum) on Friday, December 18, 2020 in which 10% of all profits for the day will be split between the Otis Redding Foundation and the Merrie Christmas Project for United Way of Central Georgia.
Z Beans has partnered with both the Otis Redding Foundation and the Merrie Christmas Project to roast their very own specialty blends for this holiday season. The Otis Redding Foundation blend, dubbed “Try a Little Tenderness,” features a blend of three different farmers, Ramiro Pauta, Alfredo Ochoa, and Milton Rivadeneira while the Merrie Christmas Project is a vanilla flavored blend of Z Beans’ “Christmas Coffee.”
“In his brief career Shane Buerster has proven to be a passionate supporter for families in need, whether they be Ecuadorian farmers trying to forge a new life as coffee growers, or local families battling every day to bring financial stability to their families” stated George McCanless, President & CEO of United Way of Central Georgia. “For the 2nd year in a row we have partnered with Z Beans to produce a special holiday blend in support of our Merrie Christmas Project. We encourage everyone to visit a Z Beans location this Friday, and know that by enjoying a great hot cup of coffee you are also helping local families enjoy the warmth of the Christmas season”.
About Z Beans Coffee: A ‘Mercer on a Mission’ trip during the summer of 2016 spurred an improbable friendship: Shane Buerster, a 20-year-old student at Mercer University, and Arturo Penaretta Romero, a 65-year-old Ecuadorian. Together, they set up a complex supply chain, pioneering direct trade of coffee from El Oro, Ecuador, to The United States. The initial shipment of 4,000 pounds arrived on August 17, 2017. Since then, Z Beans has had the opportunity to work with over fifty Ecuadorian farmers. 
Z Beans Coffee is committed to operating responsibly and sustainably, ensuring fair business practices and maintaining community involvement. Z Beans pays its Ecuadorian farmers above fair trade prices and imports all coffee via direct trade. The company is dedicated to delivering a remarkable coffee experience while simultaneously making an impact in Ecuador and Middle Georgia. For more information, please contact Shane Buerster at (912)-704-1744.
United Way of Central Georgia is a leading funder of health and human service organizations that have a measurable impact in fourteen Central Georgia counties and impact the lives of one in four local people annually. The annual campaign supports 43 programs along with 29 program partners. United Way initiatives include READ UNITED, MISSION UNITED, PINK PROMISE UNITED, RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities), Familywize, FIRST STEPS, myfreetaxes.com, Volunteer UNITED, The Merrie Christmas Project, Parents as Teachers, the Golden Eagle Awards, and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. United Way of Central Georgia also funds a free, confidential seven-days a week, 24-hours a day information and referral line serving all of Central Georgia. Dial 2-1-1 to find or give help.  For more information about what United Way of Central Georgia is doing in the community, visit www.unitedwaycg.org.