We try really hard to keep our message one of hope and caring for those who need assistance, but when looking at the news this morning our collective hearts sank.
Click the link (above) to read the story, the line highlighted below, which I read on Father's Day, brought me to tears:
"Rohrer, 35, died shortly after the shooting. He had been with the force for seven years and leaves behind two young children, Wyandotte County sheriff's Maj. Kelli Bailiff said. King, 44, died early on Saturday at a hospital. She had three children, including a young one."
No one in those families is having a Happy Father's Day this year...
Our prayers go out to the families, friends and colleagues of these two fallen heros.
Those of you who've ordered from this site know that shipping is always FREE.
Since we pay for shipping, small orders are costly, which is why we offer 10% off on the “Super Saver – Coffee 3 Pack.” If a person were to get the super saver and then subscribe to get regular shipments, s/he could save 17.5%!
We now offer a 20% discount + free shipping if a person/group orders 12 or more bags of coffee* at a time.
Use code: BIGHELP
Our desire is to get supporters to re-order on a regular schedule, which is why we offer the subscription plan. This is how we get consistent sales, which equals consistent donations. We like to describe it as putting your charitable giving on auto-pilot.
What would be absolutely awesome would be to supply a department or police guild/union’s coffee needs on a regular basis. It would be symbiotic, one helping the other. Plus, as those of you who've tried the coffee and as the reviews reflected, it is much better than the coffee they normally provide, which is old and stale. Our coffee is from a small batch, gourmet roaster and it is literally hours to days old when it is sent. So good coffee – great cause, LEOs and friends helping LEO families.
*The discount only works on coffee orders.
Concerns of Police Survivors, C.O.P.S., began a capital campaign to increase their facilities to match the growing need of assistance caused by the increase in random violence towards officers. Their capital campaign included two fundraisers, the "Road to Hope" and the "Garden of Hope." With help from all of you, THIN BLUE LINE COFFEE was able to purchase a paver in the Garden of Hope. We know that C.O.P.S. will use the money to help as many survivors as possible. It also saddens us to think that the need for help has grown.
Thank you all for your support.
Those of you who have ordered from us understand that our prices INCLUDE SHIPPING and there is no tax on coffee (there is on mugs sold within the state of Washington) so with coffee, the price you see is the price delivered to your doorstep. With most purchases, the best deal on shipping continues to be the United States Postal Service and they are once again raising their prices. We struggle with this each time...do we absorb the shipping increase or pass it along? We are not yet "in the black" so, unfortunately, we need to pass it along, at least part of the increase. As a result, we will be raising the price of a standard bag of coffee/package of K-Cups from $13.18 to $13.58 on January 20th. We hope you continue to support the cause of providing a donation to the Concerns Of Police Survivors (COPS) on each purchase. The need for a great, caring organization like COPS is needed now more than ever.
Founder of THIN BLUE LINE COFFEE
THIN BLUE LINE COFFEE is a tiny company, but we'd like to think that we have a big heart. We give until it hurts and then go beyond. During this holiday season, I thought I'd share the latest example of how we give back to the LEO community.
Dear Mr. Carl Orsi,
The annual Christmas party for Arkansas State Police personnel, retirees and their families in the Troop J area was held on Friday, December 1, 2017, in Russellville.
This was our largest attendance ever with over 130 people.
Your contribution for the door prizes helped make the evening a huge success! Thank you for your support and I pray you and your family have a blessed Christmas season!
Dale Saffold, Captain
Troop J Commander
Hello Captain Saffold,
Thank you for letting THIN BLUE LINE COFFEE participate in your event. Our mission is to help officers and their families in as many ways as we can and I’m glad we could be of service. If you can find it in your hearts to help support THIN BLUE LINE COFFEE by drinking and recommending it to others, it makes it possible for us to help more LEO organizations, officers and their families in the future. No matter, thank you for giving us the opportunity to make your event a success.
Stay safe this holiday season and in all seasons to come.
THIN BLUE LINE COFFEE
From the intro image, you can see that we donated to Toys for Tots and several other LEO and LEO related organizations.
Here's the kicker... THIN BLUE LINE COFFEE is yet to be profitable, which means that I personally reach into my pocket for each of these donations, but I do so gladly.
I WANT TO HELP and if you're reading this blog, I believe you do also. We donate to COPS on every sale made from this site, no exceptions. We give to LEO organizations when we can to help with fundraisers, but in order for us to help, we need your help.
Trust me, THIN BLUE LINE COFFEE is not some mega-corporation with the CEO considering running for president. We are a very lean team of people who care for LEOs and their families. Help us help others.
It took a while to get them, but K-Cup compatible coffee pods are now available to order!
Freshly roasted premium roast coffee in a pod that works with 1.0 and 2.0 brewers.
This coffee has a great smooth flavor and a refreshing aftertaste. Not bitter or acidic, just good.
We will soon be offering French Roast K-Cups. It took us a while to get the equipment and the right blend, but within a week or so we'll be offering THIN BLUE LINE COFFEE in K-Cups. This is excellent coffee which supports a great cause.
One of the most popular sections of our Pinterest page is the Quotes section that has a growing collection of coffee quotes and images. I think you'd like it THIN BLUE LINE COFFEE Quotes