You all may remember when I wrote about my dear friend Melissa a few months ago. She is battling stage 4 breast cancer and needs our help. Melissa’s husband Brad is self-employed, they have 3 small children (ages 7, 3, and 22 months,) and the medical bills needed to treat the cancer are stacking up faster than you can drink a cup of coffee.
My amazing friend Jessica, co-host of Allume Social, and her husband, Jordan, recently started a coffee roasting company called Avodah. Before I tell you how these things relate, let me give you a quick run-down on this awesome company!

The essence and mission of Avodah Coffee – and the basis for our name– is our heart to serve.

Our purpose is to combine our passion for coffee with our passion for missional living. We desire to offer upscale luxury quality coffee at an everyday affordable price, and make the world a better place through our business.

The word Avodah is Hebrew, and describes action that is simultaneously work, worship and service. It means that the work we do is more than a job – that bringing the awesome to our customers is about serving you, the farmers who grow the coffee, and those who benefit from the organizations we support. All this combines under a lifestyle of Avodah, through which all we do becomes an offering. When you see Avodah, you know you’re getting great coffee with a great purpose

Here at Avodah Coffee, all of the coffee we purchase is done so with sustainability and quality in mind. We choose the beans and craft our blends to bring you the best, while serving the people who produce the coffee by purchasing from companies and farmers who engage in ethical business practices – whether through official certification or openly practiced direct trade. In addition, we give a portion of the proceeds from every sale to charitable organizations that exist to change the world.

I’ve been drinking Avodah for a few weeks now, and I LOVE it. Fact of the matter is that, I’m a coffee snob. I mean, so much so that I don’t even like Starbucks. Gasp! And in addition to the facts that my friends own Avodah and they’re selling a kick-butt product…the thing that gets me on board as much as these reasons is that Avodah is serious about changing lives with more than just a cup of really great coffee. Avodah is doing life beyond the beans.

They’re setting out to help us change Melissa’s life.

When you purchase Avodah Coffee through the “Melissa’s Cancer Fund” product option, Avodah will donate $2.50 from each bag to help offset the medical expenses that could cripple this amazing family of faith as they walk this journey of cancer.

I’m a coffee drinker…meaning, I’m drinking it every day. And if you drink coffee, I have to ask you….what’s keeping you from changing a life with every sip you take? You don’t have to know a person to know how you can change their life. Here’s a chance friends. It’s something you’re already buying. It’s already on your list….forgo the coupon for the 8 o’clock coffee on sale and buy a bag that will not only brighten your morning, but will tangibly change the life of this woman and her family.

Avodah is making a difference. Now you can too.

**Jordan, from Avodah, hooked me up with this super sweet widget below that will let you purchase Avodah coffee from right here on Life for Dessert! Sweet huh?! If you want to learn a little bit more about the products Avodah offers, you can check them out HERE. Just make sure if you stick around on their site, that when you check out, you do so under the Melissa’s Cancer Fund product option!

Between now and next Monday, June 18th at midnight, you can enter to win a FREE bag of Avodah Coffee!  To enter, order a bag of coffee to support Melissa’s Cancer Fund and leave a comment here letting me know you’ve done so!  I’ll announce a winner next week!

Help Support our sister Melissa as she struggles with cancer. Her husband and three young children are standing by her side as she fights this illness – and so can we. With your purchase, Avodah Coffee will donate $2.50 from each bag to Melissa and her family to offset her medical expenses.

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