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December 1, 2022

The Roasterie Gives Back with Custom Coffee Blend in Collaboration with the Kansas City Monarchs

New Trailblazer Blend to benefit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (August 8, 2022) – The Roasterie recently announced a new addition to its line of featured blends: the Trailblazer Blend, in collaboration with the Kansas City Monarchs. Named after Buck O’Neil, Cool Papa Bell, Satchel Paige, Jackie Robinson, and all the courageous ballplayers who forged a path toward a united future, The Trailblazer Blend features notes of cherry and apple followed by a rich, smoky finish.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Monarchs for the release of our custom Trailblazer Blend,” said Isaac Hodges, president of the Kansas City market at FairWave. “The Monarchs and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum are both huge inspirations to us here at The Roasterie, and we couldn’t be more excited to collaborate and to support such a worthy cause.”

In line with the Monarchs’ existing connection to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, The Roasterie will donate 10% of all Trailblazer Blend proceeds to the museum. The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is the world’s only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the history of African American baseball and its impact on the social advancement of America.

“The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is proud to partner with The Roasterie and The Kansas City Monarchs on this special blend honoring the Negro Leagues and supporting the museum,” said museum president Bob Kendrick. “We are so grateful that coffee lovers can now support the museum by simply drinking their morning cup of coffee.”
The Trailblazer Blend is part of Roasterie’s culture of partnering with local organizations to give back to the Kansas City community. The Trailblazer Blend is now available for purchase year-round on The Roasterie’s website as well as select Roasterie Cafés. For more information about the Trailblazer Blend, visit

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