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

BLK & Bold x Canteen - Recipe For Impact Barista Book

The Holiday Inspired Barista Book Will Give 100% of Proceeds to BLK & Bold’s ‘For Our Youth’ Program That Supports Non-Profits Across The Nation 

Des Moines, IA – Dec. 15, 2022 Today, BLK & Bold, the first Black-owned nationally distributed coffee brand, is excited to announce the launch of its first-ever barista book, Recipes for Impact, in partnership with Canteen, the largest vending retail provider in the U.S 

The coffee recipe book that was carefully curated with the holidays in mind will dedicate 100% of its proceeds to BLK & Bold’s social initiative, For Our Youth, a program that supports non-profit organizations with missions that focus on uplifting underserved youth. Cleverly titled, Recipes for Impact, the collaborative recipe book explores the zest of BLK & Bold’s distinguished flavors, profiles and coffee flight. From the warm highlights of toffee in the brand’s Brighter Days light roast to the nuances of caramel in the Rise & GRND medium roast, each recipe was intentionally crafted to help create memories and traditions for any season.  

“We are beyond excited to partner with Canteen for something that continues our mission to turn a daily ritual of enjoying a cup of coffee into something for the community and a way of giving back,” said Co-Founder and CEO Pernell Cezar. “Being able to incorporate the essence of community is vital to us in everything we do, especially for the holiday season. ‘Recipes for Impact’ has allowed the team to bring something new and creative to the table while still staying true to our values.”  

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

“The holidays are always a special time and entwined with notions of family and community, we hope that everyone is able to 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 how this book turned out and we are even more thrilled that we are able to partner with BLK & Bold to give back to their social initiative.” 

The ‘For Your Youth’ program includes 14 pledge partners throughout the nation, including the states of California, New York, Florida, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Texas, Georgia, Minnesota, Virginia, and Illinois, all dedicated to helping, inspiring and educating the youth. BLK & Bold is a B Corp certified brand that is currently the number one selling coffee brand on Amazon and a top seller at Target. A mission driven brand from inception, BLK & Bold’s portfolio now features eight flavors, with over 25 products and 14 tea varieties.  

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Founders, Pernell Cezar & Rod Johnson, created BLK & Bold with purpose. They aspire to equip young people with resources to  overcome unfortunate circumstances by turning a daily ritual into a means of giving back. BLK & Bold pledges 5% of its profits to initiatives aligned to sustaining youth programming, enhancing workforce development, and eradicating youth homelessness across the US.  

ABOUT Canteen:
Since we began in 1929, people’s lives have changed. What’s important has changed, and likes have changed too.  One thing has stayed the same, though: good things happen when people take a break. That’s cemented our purpose – we bring break time to everyone.  We’re not just giving you a quick snack; we’re creating places, moments, and opportunities to connect, making you more productive, more innovative, and a lot happier.  We go beyond convenience by using technology to continually innovate and give people what they want when they want it. Each account, from a Fortune 500 company to a small organization, is handled with a customer-first, always friendly approach. Canteen is a family of companies, serving clients across the country with both national and regional offerings for our markets, dining, coffee and vending lines of business.





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