Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Project Open Hand

To delight coffee lovers, Project Open Hand has teamed up with Carta Coffee, a six-acre small-crop farm in the Kealakekua region of Hawai’i, to offer a special coffee crafted especially for the Bay Area nonprofit: the Project Open Hand Roast. Carta Coffee owner and farmer Scott Burr says, “[POH’s] mission touched my heart. I have talked to others who have received Project Open Hand’s meals. I started thinking of ways I could do more to contribute and the idea of a roast made just for Project Open Hand seemed like a great idea.” Tell Me More: The aroma of this small-batch, 100% Kona coffee is rich and smoky with a natural sweetness, hints of cinnamon and caramel, and hints of citrus; it is very smooth with some earthiness. How Much: Each 6-oz package costs $25.00. Project Open Hand will receive fifteen percent of all sales from this limited-time POH roast. Who Benefits: POH offers to its clients grocery store and meal deliveries, and countless nutrition programs for the HIV/AIDS community, house-bound seniors, and others in the San Francisco Bay Area (San Francisco and Alameda Counties). Every day, POH prepares 2,500 nutritious meals and provides 200 bags of healthy groceries to help sustain their clients as they battle serious illnesses (primarily HIV/AIDS), isolation, or the health challenges of aging. How to Purchase: Visit:; for more information about the coffee, go to:

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Compiled and written by Hank Trout