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Rated 4.5 out of 5
Based on 6 reviews

BlackPast Blend Featuring Alice Ball

A benefit blend supporting BlackPast.org

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A dark roasted coffee from Rwanda. Tasting notes of chocolate, cherry and peach. 

This is our third blend release in our BlackPast partnership series. 

Zoka Coffee is partnering with BlackPast.org, the #1 website on Black history, to promote historical understanding and generate constructive change. Together we are releasing a series of new coffee blends to raise money for BlackPast.org and foster racial understanding. 

$5 from the sale of each 12 oz bag of BlackPast Blend Coffee is donated directly to BlackPast in support of their mission.

This release, features Alice Balla pharmaceutical chemist born in Seattle in 1892 credited for developing a successful treatment for Hansen’s Disease (also known as Leprosy) while in her early twenties. Her discovery of oil extracted from the Chaulmoogra tree was used until the 1940s, and with continued use into the 1990s in remote areas of the world. Ms. Ball earned two degrees at the University of Washington and her Master’s at The University of Hawaiʻi, their first woman to earn a graduate degree, African American graduate and first female chemistry instructor there.  

To learn more about Alice Ball, and other African Americans in history, visit BlackPast.org 

Photo courtesy of the Archives & Manuscripts Dept, University of Hawai’i at Manoa Library.

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Reviewed by Yolanda H.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Black Past Blend

Did not try or order for myself

Sent to friend northern Ohio

He and wife love it

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Thanks Yolanda!

Reviewed by Stephanie S.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Notes on Alice Ball

Just ordered this for the first time. Fine taste. Almost always order dark roasts and this had a rich flavor but not overbearing as some dark roasts can be. Very pleasing.

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Thanks for the notes Stephanie. We love how this blend roasted up as well, and that it gives back to a great organization.

Reviewed by Kay B.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Great blend!

Really enjoy the aroma of the coffee!

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We agree. This blend smells incredible when roasting!