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Herman’s Coffee offers Shithole Blend to raise money for Philly refugee center

Josh Middleton

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Pennsport café Herman’s Coffee rolled out its very first—and hilarious—charity project. They’ll be selling a bag of beans called the Shithole Blend—an overt jab at President Trump’s alleged recent statements about several foreign countries—that will benefit local immigrant and refugee haven the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians.

The roast, Herman‘s describes on its Instagram feed, is “a welcoming blend of coffees from the countries that our enigmatic President has declared as ‘shitholes.’” The countries they’re talking about in this case are Ethiopia and El Salvador.

“Donald Trump, may not want immigrants from the ‘shithole’ countries of the world, but we at Herman’s like to embrace all people. We also happen to think some of these ‘shithole’ countries produce some excellent coffee.”

Herman’s owner Mat Falco says the Shithole roast is on the lighter side with bright and fruity notes, and is best enjoyed in a Chemex—though, in the spirit of diplomacy, “you could brew it anyway you choose.” Bags of the blend are available online for $18 here, with $5 from each sale going to the Welcoming Center. The coffee will start shipping and be available for pickup the week of January 22.

Hermans Coffee Shithole Blend

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