Rutter's Releases Second Blend in Its Sustainable Coffee Program

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Rutter's Releases Second Blend in Its Sustainable Coffee Program

Rutter's Guatemalan Highlands coffee

YORK, Pa. — Rutter's introduced a second blend to its sustainable coffee program with the recent launch of the Guatemalan Highlands brew.

The medium roast originates from the high mountains of Guatemala and has hints of floral and honey aromas, sweet chocolate flavors and a cocoa finish.

The retailer partnered with S&D Coffee & Tea to launch the sustainable program in December 2017. It features sustainable, single origin blends that are limited-time and rotate every six months. Proceeds from sales of sustainable blends go directly to helping farmers, farm families and rural communities become more productive and profitable by improving farming practices, protecting the environment, and bettering local livelihoods, the company said.

Rutter's customers can find the sustainable coffee flavor by looking for flavor cards marked with the Raíz logo.

"Giving back to our communities, helping protect our environment, and operating with a high level of corporate responsibility are foundational pieces of Rutter's strategic direction," said Ryan Krebs, director of foodservice for Rutter's.

York-based Rutter's is a privately owned and family managed group of companies that includes convenience stores, a dairy, a beverage company and a real estate company. It operates 70 convenience stores.