Marley Coffee Expands To Colorado; Rohan Marley To Meet Consumers On Dec. 10, 2011

Marley Coffee, a sustainably grown, ethically farmed and artisan roasted gourmet coffee, has expanded distribution into Colorado. Whole Foods MarketĀ® Colfax will initially serve as the exclusive Marley Coffee retailer in Colorado, offering the new lineup of Marley Coffee Organic Ground in 8-ounce bags.

To celebrate, Rohan Marley, chairman of Marley Coffee, will visit Whole Foods Market Colfax on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to meet consumers, take photographs, sign autographs and help shoppers "Stir It Up" with a taste of Marley Coffee. Beginning at 12 p.m., the first 25 people at the event will receive a $15 Whole Foods Market gift card, while the second 25 people will receive a Marley Coffee tote bag with special gifts from Rohan and a surprise Whole Foods Market gift card. Samples of Marley Coffee will be served and other special giveaways will take place on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Whole Foods Market Colfax, 14357 West Colfax Ave, Golden, CO 80401. The store can be reached at 303-277-1339.

"My father came from the farmland in Jamaica and frequently spoke about returning to the farm one day," said Rohan Marley, Bob Marley's son and chairman of Marley Coffee. "We created Marley Coffee to honor my father and let others have a taste of his dream. We are humbled by the reaction Marley Coffee has received from coffee drinkers and look forward to sharing much love and respect in Colorado with our friends at Whole Foods Market Colfax."

Marley Coffee Organic Ground, packed in 8-ounce bags featuring the iconic Marley Lion and image of Rohan Marley, is available in the following varieties: Mystic Morning, Lively Up! Espresso, One Love Ethiopia Yirgacheffe, Simmer Down Swiss Water Decaf, Buffalo Soldier and the company's new, lightly roasted breakfast blend, Get Up, Stand Up.

During the month of December, Marley Coffee and Whole Foods Market Colfax will donate $1.50 from each 8-oz. bag of Marley Coffee Organic Ground sold at the store to Family Tree, a non-profit agency serving metro Denver families whose lives have been touched by the national epidemic of domestic violence. As with all Marley Coffee products, a portion of every sale will also support Kicks for Cause Foundation. Started by Marley Coffee, Kicks for Cause aims to build playable soccer fields and soccer camps for children of coffee-producing communities in Jamaica. For information, visit www.KicksforCause.org.

The Marley Coffee Organic Ground line is certified USDA organic with a suggested retail price of $9.99. All Marley Coffee products live up to the Rastafari standards of ITAL, standing for all things Pure, True and Vital, which insists that all products are sustainably grown, ethically farmed and artisan roasted.

"This is our first retail location in the Rocky Mountain Region as we continue to expand our distribution," said Brent Toevs, CEO of Marley Coffee. "Customers in this region are big fans of organic products, so we're thrilled to be working with Whole Foods Market Colfax and view this as another important milestone in our growth plans."

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