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The Perfect Blend of Heart and Family

Community® coffee is now served on all Southwest® flights. Southwest Airlines Co. selected Community® coffee based on our superior taste and their desire to ensure that their passengers received the best possible in-flight experiences while traveling Southwest Airlines.  In a double-blind taste test conducted by the airline, Community® Signature Blend—a 100% Arabica coffee beans blend—was voted number one.

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The Perfect Blend of Heart and Family: Community Coffee Company’s founding family celebrates the Southwest partnership with Gary Kelly, Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Airlines. Pictured left to right Catherine Saurage, Gary Kelly, Donna Saurage and Matt Saurage.
“We continuously look for ways to enhance the Customer Experience onboard our aircraft, and Community coffee hits the spot,” said Sonya Lacore, Southwest Airlines Vice President of Cabin Services. “Community Coffee Company offers a high-quality product and shares our commitment to invest in the communities where our Customers, Employees and Suppliers live and work.”

For every pound of Community coffee served on a Southwest flight, the airline and Community Coffee Company will provide funding to the ECOM Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on ensuring a better life for origin producers. The donations will fund educational programs to support the children, families, and farmers in Mexico where Community Coffee Company’s high-quality Arabica coffee beans are grown. Hear from some of the coffee growers who will benefit here.

CC_Blog_ImageInitially, the collaborative effort will support the opening of two satellite schools in rural Chiapas, Mexico, where residents have historically been challenged by the difficult terrain and weather conditions to reach schools in far-away towns. The schools will serve not only children, but the community at large through secondary education opportunities including advanced farming techniques for farmers and community training.

For more information about the collaboration, visit southwest.com/coffee.