TGB Hospitality Group is pleased to announce an exclusive partnership with Coffee of Grace. The group has teamed up with the Black woman-owned coffee brand to create two signature blends, with Nobu Restaurants being the only other group to ever offer a Coffee of Grace custom blend.
Guests will be served the coffee at The Granola Bars in Fairfield, Greenwich, Stamford and Westport, and Rye, NY as well as Old Mill Grocery & Deli in Westport. All locations will also sell other Coffee of Grace blends by the bag.
Coffee of Grace is a premium coffee company that emphasizes environmental stewardship and seeks to support farmers by sourcing directly from co-ops in Rwanda, Peru, Guatemala, and Brazil.
The brand was founded by Grace Hightower in an effort to help rebuild the Rwandan economy – especially after the genocide – and to help support women coffee farmers. Grace set her focus on growing the sustainable farming systems in Rwanda by purchasing the green coffee directly from the farmers and paying them above fair trade market prices. Her love of coffee and her dedication to help the coffee farming communities in Rwanda led to the formation of Coffee of Grace. All coffees are 100% arabica, specialty grade, organically grown, and ethically sourced from small lot coffee farmers through 100% Direct Trade business.
Coffee of Grace designed two unique blends for TGB: Moonlight Viennese Roast, and Total Eclipse Espresso/Italian Roast. Moonlight is a balanced and aromatic blend of South American arabica coffees that was carefully roasted to highlight the head notes of the origin’s terroir. There are flavor notes of toffee, honey caramel, fig jam, toasted almonds, and a syrupy dark chocolate round body. Total Eclipse is a distinctive roast that creates a bold flavor experience, with notes of fire-roasted marshmallow, Amaretto and hints of dark caramel and sweet mesquite. The Brazilian coffee used in both blends was sourced from a woman producer and is certified carbon neutral.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with a fellow woman-owned brand and take our coffee game up a notch in a way that also does good,” said TGB Co-Founder and Co-CEO Julie Mountain.
Fellow Co-Founder and Co-CEO Dana Noorily said, “Grace is such an inspiration and we’re proud to support her mission and female coffee farmers.”
Coffee of Grace CEO & Founder Grace Hightower said, “It is such a pleasure to partner with Dana and Julie as we work together to create an interconnected mission of sustainability, quality, and customer satisfaction through delicious food and premium coffee.”