Marley Coffee: Get up, Stand Up for Great Flavor

first_imgThe late Bob Marley spread a message of peace, love and sustainability through his music. Today, his son, Rohan Marley, works to spread his own version of that message through coffee. That’s right—coffee.He created Marley Coffee—a multi-million dollar enterprise that produces pesticide-free coffee on his Jamaican farm. He gives a nod to his dad’s musical fame by naming some of his coffee varieties after some of the well-loved Marley songs: One Love, Buffalo Soldier, Lively Up!, and Get up, Stand up.The website store offers ground coffee, whole bean and single serve capsules, along with light, medium or dark roast and regular or decaf versions. The company is currently focused on launching EcoCup™, an easy-to-recycle sustainable single-serve capsule that will greatly reduce the amount of waste in comparison to traditional K-Cups and single serve compatibles.Related: Bewdly Coffee: Wake Up With Gourmet FlavorsBorn in Jamaica, Rohan Marley moved to the U.S. with his family in 1972. He studied sociology at the University of Miami and played as linebacker for the Hurricanes. In 1999, he returned to his roots and used inheritance from his father to buy a 52-acre farm.Marley Coffee is invested in giving back to the world and it does so through 1Love.org, which is a movement to do good in honor of Bob Marley’s vision of hope and unity.“My passion is giving back to the earth and giving back to the people, so as long as we are making coffee, it will be grown organically or certified through the Rainforest Alliance so that we make sure to take care of the land as well as the people farming the land,” said Marley.“We also donate one cent of every single-serve capsule sold to the Water Wise Coffee Project, an organization dedicated to improving the water quality in coffee-producing countries around the world. Currently, Water Wise is helping to build vetiver grass wetlands of Ethiopia in the Sidama region’s Kolla River to filter the water used to clean the coffee cherries.” Bundle Up Right Now With the Best Sweaters for Men The Best Whiskey for Whipping Up a Whiskey Sour Wake Up Rested With the Best Down Pillows of 2019 The New Gerber Explore Collection Offers Up Great Holiday (or Anytime) Gift Ideas Editors’ Recommendations 9 Socially Conscious Sweaters for Cozying Up in Comfort This Fall last_img read more

Company pulls out of running to take over damaged northern Manitoba rail

WINNIPEG — A company that announced a surprise bid earlier this month to revive a troubled rail line in northern Manitoba has pulled out.iChurchill accuses the federal government of not taking its bid seriously and of focusing on a competing bid that includes many of the communities in the region.Severe flooding a year ago washed out the rail line to Churchill, Man., which is the only land link to the subarctic community of 900 on the shore of Hudson Bay.Since then, prices for food and other items have risen and the tourism industry of Churchill, a community known for polar bears, has been hit hard.The railway’s owner, Denver-based Omnitrax, has said it cannot afford to repair the rail line and wants, with government help, to transfer ownership to local communities.Omnitrax has been in negotiations with One North, a consortium of northern Manitoba communities.The federal government filed a lawsuit last year against Omnitrax, that says the company is obligated to maintain the rail line.Ottawa has also announced millions of dollars in economic diversification and research money to help the Churchill region’s economy.“We finally met last week with the government of Canada’s negotiator on the file, Mr. Wayne Wouters, and he made it clear that the government is willing to deal only with one specific company,” iChurchill CEO Louis Dufresne said in a written statement Tuesday.“We can’t understand why this is, given that our partnership meets all of the government’s stated criteria to support the restoration of rail service to Churchill.” read more