BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL BEER & COLD BREW!
Pictured left to right ( Marcus Mac & Thom Cunningham from Casa Agria Specialty Ales, and Shawn Pritchett from Ragamuffin Roasters).
We are excited to share this special collaboration project with you!
A few week’s ago we were contacted by our friend’s at Casa Agria Specialty Ales (located in Oxnard, CA) to see if we would be interested in collaborating with them on a very special imperial stout. They shared with us how they are brewing their version of a beer recipe designed by their friends brewery in San Antonio, Texas, Weathered Souls called Black is Beautiful. This beer is so special because it was designed to be an initiative where brewers from all over the world could collaborate in order to bring awareness to the injustices that many people of color face on a daily basis. We were excited to join the cause with Casa Agria and 1,000+ other breweries.
This beer is so special because it was designed to be an initiative where brewers from all over the world could collaborate in order to bring awareness to the injustices that many people of color face on a daily basis.
The team at Casa Agria definitely put their own spin on the stout’s recipe when Marcus introduced the idea of using coffee sourced through a female and black-owned coffee importer JNP Coffees. He called up the company and was introduced to the owner, Jeanine Niyonzima-Aroian, the founder of JNP Coffees and the not-for-profit Burundi Friends International. She encouraged Marcus and the Casa Agria team to use a very beautiful triple-washed bourbon coffee from the Busiga Region of the Ngozi Province in Burundi, the same province where Jeanine was born and raised. For this particular lot of coffee, more than 200 women delivered the best cherries from the harvest to the washing station in Karehe where the coffees went through a triple-washed process. The Burundi Busia Karehe Women’s Group coffee arrived at our roastery in Oxnard on July 2 and on July 3, Marcus and Tom from Casa Agria joined Shawn in roasting for the Black is Beautiful beer and for a very special treat, a single origin Black is Beautiful Cold Brew Coffee that is only available on tap to-go out of our Oxnard Ragamuffin location. We had a blast roasting together for a few hours, sampling the initial roasts, drinking lots of coffee and sharing life together. It was an honor to host our friends and work on something together at our location this time!
We will be joining Casa Agria in donating all of the proceeds from our Black is Beautiful Cold Brew sales to the local ACLU Legal Defense Fund.
You can purchase this coffee this weekend at our Oxnard location and you can purchase Casa Agria’s Black is Beautiful Imperial Stout in cans by clicking here or visiting their brewery.
Thank you again for supporting a great cause as we all continue to collectively share good with one another!