Shop Local: Warm Up with a Cup and Support Nebraska Businesses
GROW Nebraska is excited to announce this month our center display is all about coffee and hot chocolate. The best part is you can drink Nebraska while you stay warm!
The following vendors supply some of our favorite hot drinks: Bakers Hot Chocolate, Cup of Coa, Zabuni Coffee, Clout Coffee, Manheim Steamroller Hot Chocolate, and Cobblestone Kitchen. Every product bought is a product that helps a Nebraska business and supports their cause.
Cup of Coa out of Kearney, Nebraska strives to serve everyone by saying “We developed the Cup of Coa product line out of passion for the industry and a desire to make luxury accessible for everyone.” Their line can be found in single servings and tins. They have two flavors Sinfully Classic, and Sinfully Mint.
Zabuni Coffee out of Grand Island, Nebraska can be found in a variety of flavors. From whole bean to ground you’ll want to try them all! This coffee is originally brought back from Kenya. Zabuni coffee states on their website, “Our shop features coffees purchased from the Zabuni wholesale platform, which has the largest selection of specialty Kenyan coffees sourced directly from farmers and an unprecedented pay scale where a minimum of 80% of the Green Purchase Price (GPP) returns to the farmer. This is unheard of in the coffee world but we are doing it. Our primary goal is to ensure the long-term survival of the communities and families that produce these incredible coffees by investing back in them financially and enabling them to have direct access to the North American market.”
Bakers Hot chocolate out of Greenwood, Nebraska takes after their product line of amazing melt in your mouth chocolates, only this time in drink form. It comes in one flavor and can warm you from the inside out!
Clout Coffee out of Omaha, Nebraska combines the flavors of coffee and bourbon. It comes in whole bean and ground with a variety of rye, whiskey, and rum. Every flavor is sure to get your taste buds watering and your morning kick started! Their motto is “Coffee is a universal experience; it’s a drink we enjoy with family and friends as well as in our lone moments as we get our days started.”
Heartland Gourmet out of the Cornhusker capitol in Lincoln, Nebraska sells a delicious hot chocolate mixture. They found a way of blending the finest deep chocolate flavors with just the right amount of flavor to make you believe you are sipping magic in the French countryside.
Brenmar out of La Vista, Nebraska brings you Mannheim Steamroller cinnamon hot chocolate. “Experience Mannheim Steamroller music the way it was meant to be enjoyed – sipping a cup of pure comfort. Engage all your senses in the spirit of the season with this delightful blend of premium dark chocolate and warm Madagascar cinnamon that’s perfect for sharing with family and friends or savoring all by yourself. Simply add hot water to this heartwarming treat, stir and enjoy!”
Come buy a bag or tin of whatever you fancy, and warm up with a cup of locally sourced drinks! Every one of your purchases benefits a Nebraska business. You can also check out the link below to buy it online!
By Katee Daly
The GROW Nebraska® Foundation was founded with the idea of expanding resources to businesses and entrepreneurs alike to make a sustainable living anywhere within the state of Nebraska. As a 501(c) 3 educational foundation, the GROW Nebraska® Foundation was founded in 1998 and now works to extend resources, training, a brick and mortar store, as well as an eCommerce site full of Nebraska products to help elevate Nebraska-based businesses and connect Nebraska entrepreneurs to the global marketplace. Support or join GROW Nebraska Foundation’s efforts by visiting www.grownebraska.org.