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Support Small Businesses – Kuju Style

April 20, 2020 | By Ashley Helmbreck | Home: Your New Basecamp, Stories

This article is part of HOME: YOUR NEW BASECAMP – a new Kuju Journal series providing you tips, ideas and inspiration to help you Cultivate Rejuvenation at home during this new shelter-at-home era.  #ForWhereverYouWander 

Now more than ever it is important to show your support to local and small businesses. By supporting local and small businesses you are putting money back into your own neighborhoods and communities, supporting entrepreneurs, and creating jobs. On average local businesses donate more to nonprofits and have a smaller carbon footprint than larger companies.

Sounds like those small business facts are spot on!

Did you know that Kuju donates 1% of sales to the National Park Foundation and we offer a carbon neutral delivery?

What is better than supporting a local small business or brand? A 2-for-1 Deal. Below are three local San Francisco based companies who offer great products, including Kuju pour over coffee:


A sneak peak into the future of tasty and healthy snacks delivered right to your door! We are proud to be one of the first partners for the launch of Gelvio! Be one of the first to get a personalized box of snacks!

Website: https://gelvio.com/

Man Crates

Let me start with reminding you that Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21st this year. Man Crates is a one stop shop for a gift for any guy in your life - and trust me, guys, you are not as easy to shop for as you might think. Our favorite item of course, the Coffee Lovers Crate, featuring Kuju's Bold Awakening Travel 5-pack.

Rainbow Grocery Co-op

Grocery shopping is essential, so why not support a local business at the same time. Never tried Kuju? This is the perfect location to grab a single-serve pour over coffee pouch to try at home! Choose from our top three roasts: Basecamp Blend, Bold Awakening and Angels Landing.


Not local to SF, but still want to buy Kuju and support local small businesses? Check out the Kuju selection these AWESOME small businesses offer:


Looking for a unique gift to send to your best friend, your favorite co-worker that you are missing or that upcoming Mother’s Day gift (Mother’s Day is May 10th)? Send them something more than a card and more personal than flowers with Greetabl. It's super easy (and FUN!). Just pick out your gift box, upload a few of your favorite photos and choose a unique gift item. We of course, suggest our Ethiopia Pour Over Coffee featured as a “Foodie” gift. After all, everyone loves a good cup of Joe!

Garage Grown Gear

Talk about supporting entrepreneurs. Garage Grown Gear's co-founder, Lloyd and his team only buy from small, startup and cottage outdoor brands. Lloyd, you take the title of King in our books for supporting small business. Check out his website to purchase Kuju's Travel 5-Packs in all your favorite roasts: Angels Landing, Basecamp Blend and Bold Awakening. 

Teak & Twine

Small businesses coming together is what it is all about! We just partnered with Teak & Twine gifts by donating Kuju Pour Over Coffee to support essential workers and helpers. For a limited time, Teak & Twine is offering a free gift box everyday for our helpers! Check out this great cause at the Teak & Twine website.


Looking for more ways you can support small businesses? Check out some of our additional local independent retail partners:

Lois Naturals (ME) - https://www.loisnatural.com/

Town Landing Market (ME) - https://www.townlandingmarket.com/

Grey Tree Boutique (RI) - https://shopgreytree.com/

KinShip Landing - Coming Soon!! (CO) - https://www.kinshiplanding.com/

Quartz & Clover (FL) - https://www.facebook.com/quartzandclover/

Mast General Store (NC) - https://www.mastgeneralstore.com/

Shortt Supply (OR) - https://www.shorttsupply.com/

A Sense of Adventure (WI) - https://www.asenseofadv.com/

A & A Village Treasures (PA) - http://aavillagetreasures.com/

US Outdoor (OR) - https://www.usoutdoor.com/

Everything Life Saving (online) - https://shop.everythinglifesaving.com/


Remember, supporting small businesses and local restaurants and shops also supports vendors which are often small businesses themselves. 

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