New Coffee Blend Supports Youth on the Allagash

A partnership with Wicked Joe Organic Coffee is Born!

Bob and Carmen Garver of Wicked Joe Organic Coffees have been giving back to Maine communities for years, most notably when they developed a special blend of coffee for the 75th anniversary of Maine’s 48 state parks and historic sites.

Now, Wicked Joe has added the Allagash Wilderness Waterway Foundation Blend to its collection of delicious coffees. The new medium-dark Maine roasted blend is organic, fair trade certified, and roasted to perfection in Topsham, Maine. Not only can you brew this delicious blend over a campfire along Maine’s most iconic river, but you can enjoy it at home – or give it to friends – knowing that proceeds of every sale directly supports canoes of young people paddling the Allagash.

Every package of Wicked Joe’s Allagash Blend sold supports the Youth on the Allagashinitiative, launched in 2016 by the Allagash Wilderness Waterway Foundation. The Foundation’s goal is to provide an opportunity for every young person in a gateway region of the Waterway––the St. John River Valley and the Katahdin and Moosehead regions––to have a multi-day experience on the Allagash River.

School districts from Fort Kent and Madawaska south to the Katahdin region are part of the team assembled to address the challenge, and expansion to the Moosehead region is not far away. To date a total of six trips with some 30 youth have been on the river and planning is already underway for four trips in 2019.

“We’re proud to be a small part of your great team that’s working to put kids from northern Maine on the Allagash River,” said Bob Garver, president and founder of Wicked Joe Organic Coffee.

Bob McIntosh, President of the Allagash Wilderness Foundation, noted that campfire coffee is an important, if not essential, staple in the Maine woods and thanks to Wicked Joe Organic Coffees, Allagash travelers will now have their very own blend. “We’re grateful to everyone at Wicked Joe Organic Coffee for developing this unique and special blend and for supporting the vision of more kids on the Allagash,” he said.

The Allagash Blend can be found from Cape Elizabeth to Presque Isle, and in all 16 Reny’s stores in Maine. Look for it at Reny’s, the Vegetable Corner in Harpswell, Pond Cove IGA in Cape Elizabeth, Bow Street Market in Freeport, Brackett’s Market in Bath, Food City in Lisbon Falls, the Ellis Family Market in Patten, Graves Shop and Save in Presque Isle, J.P. Wentworth Grocery in Northport, Tradewind’s Grocery in Blue Hill, the Thomaston Grocery, Burnt Cove Grocery in Stonington, and Edward’s Shop and Save in Unity.

Buy a couple pounds of Allagash Blend for your friends and family and help the Youth on the Allagash initiative grow!