What do you get for that special coffee snob in your life who already boasts a top-of-the-line Italian espresso machine, a French press for every room in the house, and a direct line to as muchIndonesian civet-poop coffee
as one human stomach can handle? Why, a smart little tote bag made from recycled burlap coffee sacks, of course!
Denver coffee roaster Novo Coffee is already known for producing some of the best beans around. Now the Best of Denver winner is making a fashion statement by donating its old burlap coffee sacks to Mission Wear, a Denver nonprofit bag maker (and another Best of Denver winner) that uses recycled materials and employs women recovering from prostitution, felonies or substance abuse. Once the women have stitched the burlap into bags, another local charity, YouthBiz, prints Novo's logo on the side (making sure not to obscure the burlap's original coffee markings).
If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters.
SHOW ME HOW
You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter(s) - please keep an eye on your mailbox, we're movin' in!
The finished product goes for just under $20 at Novo's two locations at the Denver Art Museum. Pick one up and you'll be helping out several good causes -- as well as making a very bold statement about your caffeine addiction.