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California’s Rogers Family Company Launches New Organic Coffee Line – “Rare Find” – to Help Wild Cat Conservation Group Panthera Protect Iconic Jaguars

January 17, 2012

LINCOLN, Calif., Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Lincoln, Calif.-based Rogers Family Company (www.rogersfamilyco.com) has launched a new organic “Fairly Traded” coffee – “Rare Find” – to help the wild cat conservation organization Panthera (www.panthera.org) protect one of the world’s most beautiful and iconic animals: the jaguar.

Rare Find coffee is available for sale online in 12-ounce and two-pound whole bean bags for $11.99 and $22.99 respectively. The Rogers Family Company – which has worked for decades with farmers to grow coffee in concert with nature – will donate 20 percent of Rare Find online sales and 10 percent of wholesale/distributor sales to support Panthera’s jaguar conservation initiatives. Based in New York, Panthera is the world’s leading wild cat conservation organization. The Rogers Family Company also will contact retail outlets to offer Rare Find coffee.

Rare Find is a custom blend of shade-grown, organic beans from the highlands of Mexico in Chiapas and the Concordia area of Colombia. These regions are home to the Americas’ largest wild cat – the jaguar. Shade-grown coffee plantations in Central America and Colombia often exist within jaguar habitat. Unfortunately, some coffee farms today are monoculture or full-sun plantations, which destroy forest canopies to maximize yield.

“We are honored to work with Panthera to preserve the jaguar – which is one of nature’s treasures and one of the great symbols of the wild- for future generations,” said Rogers Family Company President Jon B. Rogers, who has had a lifelong interest in the world’s big cats. “We hope that Rare Find coffee can make a meaningful contribution to the effort to save jaguars in coffee growing regions where we’ve seen firsthand how our industry can play an important role in preserving nature.”

The Rogers Family Company practices shade-grown coffee farming, which protects the natural rainforest canopy above the coffee trees, native plants and wildlife and produces a higher quality cup of coffee without harmful chemicals.

Jaguars are the largest and most iconic cat living in the Americas, but they have been eradicated from over 40 percent of their historic range.

Headquartered in Lincoln, California, The Rogers Family Company supplies its “Responsibly Grown/ Fairly Traded” gourmet coffee and tea to customers worldwide. Its divisions and brands include the Organic Coffee Company and San Francisco Bay Premium Gourmet Coffee.

The Rogers Family Company practices environmentally and socially responsible coffee production on its partner coffee farms from Mexico to Rwanda.

Panthera, founded in 2006, is the world’s leading organization devoted exclusively to the conservation of wild cats and their ecosystems.

For the entire release, click http://www.rogersfamilyco.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=203

    Jim Rogers - Vice President             Jim Zelinski/Zelinski Public Relations
    Jenni Farrell - Internet Marketing Mgr. (For The Rogers Family Co.)
    The Rogers Family Company.              925/242-0918 or 415/420-6050
    800/829-1300 or 916/258-8000            jimz@zelinskipublicrelations.com

    Contact for Panthera: Amanda Demarest
     202-354-8281 //

SOURCE The Rogers Family Company

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