Galloping Bean Blend
It is an exciting and powerful event when two local businesses can come together to help the community and one another… and that is exactly what Erie Coffee Roasters and the Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center (CTRC) have done! Erie Coffee Roasters and CTRC have joined forces to create a special blend, and to take proceeds from that blend to change lives.
Learning about CTRC at a community outreach event hosted by Centennial Bank and Trust of Erie, the co-owners of Erie Coffee Roasters, Nate and Lisa Zautke, became interested in CTRC’s services and began exploring ways to help. They graciously offered to create a special blend to highlight and support CTRC’s life changing work. This offer evolved into their masterful creation of the Galloping Bean, a flavorful, rich and perfectly balanced dark roast blend. “Blending the spirit of a Mustang and the polish of a race horse, Galloping Bean brings just the right amount of horse power to your day.” Erie Coffee Roasters and CTRC are now working in tandem to market the rich roast with proceeds from every bag going to support CTRC’s important work.
Nate and Lisa are residents of Erie, parents of 3-year old twins, and excited entrepreneurs in the world of small-batch craft coffee roasting. Coming from a strong scientific as well as moral & ethical background, they have prided themselves on creating a mission of helping others; whereas it was previously aimed at helping those afflicted with life-threatening and debilitating diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, HIV, cancer, and cardiovascular disease, to name just a few, their focus has now expanded to helping coffee farmers around the world create a stronger life for themselves, their families, and their communities by paying them more for their high quality coffee beans. Locally, Nate and Lisa have made it their mission to give back to their community and those in need by working with non-profits via fundraising using their incredible coffee. Their business of roasting only the finest, highest quality Direct Trade green beans for coffee as well as purveying only the best quality specialty teas, has helped them become an incredible resource in Erie.
“We are so touched by and grateful for Nate’s and Lisa’s commitment to our work and willingness to join forces with us. They have been so helpful and supportive. And we are thrilled by the spectacular blend they have created for us. We are encouraging everyone to give Galloping Bean a try because you will get to enjoy a fantastic cup of coffee helping to change lives – now that is quite a way to start your day!” said Carol Heiden, Executive Director at CTRC.