A one of a kind Iowa Coffee experience a year in the making! While coffee trees are only at home in tropical climates, with some work and luck it is possible to get them to grow in places like Iowa. Three years ago, Roaster Brian inherited a mature coffee tree grown from seed in Iowa by a friend. For the past two years, it has somehow gone through the entire growing season and produced cherries! Last year Roaster Brian enjoyed two cups of coffee off the tree with his wife and daughter, but this year we thought we'd give people a chance to taste what is likely the only coffee grown in Iowa and raise money to assist the Livestrong Foundation in their mission to "improve the lives of people affected by cancer, now."
RSR is the coffee sponsor for Team Livestrong RAGBRAI this year, and Roaster Brian and his wife Erin are riding their tandem bike with the team across the whole state of Iowa. 100% of the funds from this event will be donated to our team fundraiser.