The First Black-Owned, Nationally Distributed Coffee Brand Debuts First-Ever Marvel Studios Partnership With “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever“
Des Moines, IA – Oct. 14, 2022 – Today, BLK & Bold, the first Black-owned nationally distributed coffee brand, is excited to announce its first-ever collaboration with Marvel. Inspired by Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” the new BLK & Bold coffee is available now in celebration of the highly-anticipated film that opens in U.S. theaters on November 11.
BLK & Bold’s new collection inspired by Marvel Studio’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” includes a variety of products themed to the film with reimagined special-edition packaging that highlights fan-favorite Black Panther characters.
“Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,’ celebrates the power of being heroic even through adversity. This dedication to resilience and bold empowerment is the very mission that founded BLK & Bold,” said Co-Founder and CEO Pernell Cezar. “We are beyond thrilled to collaborate with such a culturally impactful and inspiring film that celebrates the hero in each of us.”
“This collaboration has given us the opportunity to bring elements of the fierceness and power that Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ encompasses into our own BLK & Bold rituals,” said Co-Founder Rod Johnson. “We take great pride in this endeavor that continues our mission to turn the daily ritual and energy of enjoying a cup of coffee into a means of supporting community.”
The BLK & BOLD “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever'' collection reimagines packages of some of the brand’s signature flavors including the RISE & GRND coffee bags ($14), RISE & GRND K-Cups ( $17.50), and Smoove Operator coffee beans ($14). The designs feature the iconic black and gold color scheme alongside the key characters from the film. This collection will be sold exclusively on the BLK & Bold website, Target retailers and website, as well as Amazon.
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.
Find more Information about the upcoming collaboration here: www.BLKandBold.com
ABOUT BLK & Bold:
Founders, Pernell Cezar & Rod Johnson, created BLK & Bold with purpose. They welcome the obligation to equip young people with tools to live their best lives and overcome familiar unfortunate circumstances by turning a daily ritual, enjoying a cup of coffee & tea, 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.
About Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
In Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba), fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Introducing Tenoch Huerta as Namor, king of a hidden undersea nation, the film also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livinalli. “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige and Nate Moore, opens in U.S. theaters November 11, 2022.