Black Bear Diner Launches Community Investment Program
Black Bear Diner, the fast-growing, family dining concept that offers a one-of-a-kind experience and home-style comfort food classics in a friendly, bear-themed atmosphere, announced a new philanthropic program to improve local coffee-growing communities in Nicaragua. In partnership with Java City Coffee Roasters and the Global Aldea Foundation, “Bears Brew Back” is an ongoing, long-term commitment to improve the lives of the Nicaraguan people who grow the coffee loved by thousands of Black Bear Diner guests each day.
Beginning immediately, Black Bear Diners nationwide will serve single-source, 100% Nicaraguan coffee at all of the restaurant’s 114 diner locations. Additionally, consumers can support the program by purchasing the coffee by the pound online at www.blackbeardiner.com.
“We are honored to launch Bears Brew Back to not only serve one of the finest cups of coffee to our guests, but to also give back to the people of Nicaragua who work so hard to grow the delicious coffee beans our guests enjoy every day,” says Bruce Dean, co-founder and CEO of Black Bear Diner. “While providing high quality food and beverages to our guests is extremely important to us, we are also passionate about helping others and are grateful to be able to supply basic essentials such as clean water and medical care to these hardworking family farms.”
Bears Brew Back’s first initiative is a water pump and piping improvement project in the remote Nicaraguan village of Mancotal, where much of Black Bear Diner’s coffee is grown. The investments will provide clean, running water in homes and much better access to water for the entire community. Additionally, Bears Brew Back is funding a medical van to visit the community to provide routine medical care that is currently not available.
A video highlighting the project and the local communities it benefits can be found here.
Black Bear Diner worked with Global Aldea Coffee Cooperative’s non-profit arm, Global Aldea Foundation, to create the Bears Brew Back program by identifying humanitarian projects within specific Nicaraguan farming communities.