Kansas City Current and Messenger Coffee Launch New “Samba no Pé” Blend Kansas City Current

Kansas City Current and Messenger Coffee Launch New “Samba no Pé” Blend

The Kansas City Current and Messenger Coffee officially launched their new co-branded coffee blend today, called “Samba no Pé. The name of the blend is Portuguese for “samba in the feet,” honoring the traditional Brazilian dance and the country where this blend was grown. The blend is available now at all Messenger Coffee locations and online, with proceeds benefitting Global FC.

“We are not only thrilled to launch our second co-branded coffee with Messenger, but we are even more elated to celebrate all of the incredible cultures here in Kansas City,” said Kansas City Current team president Allison Howard. “The Samba no Pé blend is about giving back to our community and celebrating the diversity of our city, which is something we focus on achieving every single day.”

Messenger Coffee sourced and purchased new micro-lots of coffee in Brazil for the blend, created in homage to the multicultural communities that make Kansas City a special place to live, work and play. The blend of coffee was first sampled by KC Current midfielder Debinha and a group of Brazilian soccer supporters.

A portion of all sales will support programming for Global FC, an organization using soccer to bridge socioeconomic disparities between communities through the formation of an inclusive sports culture. Global FC recently launched programs for girls from 6-10 years old, featuring community-based clinics and in-school clinics with Kansas City Public Schools and other charter schools.

“Partnering with Debinha and the rest of the KC Current team on this blend is moving. Our deep coffee relationships in Brazil and longstanding partnership with KC Current made this project a sweet celebration of coffee and soccer,” said Isaac Hodges, president of Messenger Coffee. “As Debinha inspires us on the pitch, we hope this coffee motivates fans to rise to their feet and Samba No Pe!”

"Many young girls from low-income and underserved communities across the country do not have access to soccer programming, while also dealing with cultural and religious barriers," said Mariya Dostzadah Goodbrake, Executive Director, Global FC. "Our goal is simple: To help immigrant, refugee, and other underserved girls thrive – socially, emotionally and physically by building a village of caring adults around them. We have been able to successfully do this with our boys’ program and look forward to accomplishing the same through our girls’ program. We believe in their potential.”



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