San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 30, 2014
Pooki’s Mahi announced today it expanded its partnership with Cafejo to launch the Single Serve product line with 100% Kona Coffees (Regular, Decaf) as its first products while providing jobs for the developmentally disabled. Pooki’s Mahi extended the partnership to My Cup Counts, a non-profit organization to create minimum wage jobs for workers to count, sort, package and label Pooki’s Mahi’s Single Serve product line.
My Cup Counts collaborates with the Orange County Adult Achievement Center in Anaheim to help the developmentally disabled workers find opportunities. My Cup Counts is an organization ideated by Patrick Rolfes, owner/CEO of Cafejo, to solve a common problem: how to augment existing workforce when the business is thriving without breaking the budget. Rather than hire more staff, Pat decided to create another organization and pay it forward within the community. The partnership adds another workforce. On average, My Cup Counts clients packages 10,000 pounds of coffee a day.
“The Request For Proposal (RFP) for the (100% Kona Coffee) Single Serve product line pilot started with 24 potential manufacturers. We narrowed the list to three vendors based on minimum requirements, quality to price ratio, location and ability to execute against Pooki’s Mahi’s schedule. We selected Cafejo for the 100% Kona Coffee products and another manufacturer for its 97% eco-friendly sustainable design to handle Pooki’s Mahi’s award-winning teas,” says Pooki’s Mahi’s Founder/CEO Leslie Magsalay-Zeller.
She continues, “Cafejo was also selected because the company shares Pooki’s Mahi strong ‘Pay It Forward’ philosophy. Pooki’s Mahi gives back to Silicon Valley through charities and outreach in various high tech communities. Most recently, we’ve expanded our outreach to the military. Through a partnership, My Cup Counts provides jobs to the developmentally challenged in the local community. Cafejo’s CEO, Patrick Rolfes, collaborated with us and exceeded our expectations in delivering Pooki’s Mahi’s 100% Kona Coffee Single Serves in time for the Honoring the Emmys® event premier.”
“I don’t want to partner with a company whose communication style is over-aggressive, has employees who cyber-bully, cannot teach what they know to budding entrepreneurs or does not give back. A company who is looking for a quick sale or does not deliver to the target metrics will not be a core partner of Pooki’s Mahi,” explains Les Magsalay-Zeller.
Pooki’s Mahi’s 100% Kona Coffee Single Servers for use in the Keurig® K-Cup Brewing system. Pooki’s Mahi is not affiliated with Keurig, Inc. Keurig® and K-Cup ® are registered trademarks of Keurig, Inc. We recommend using Cafejo's My French Press
The Academy Awards ® is a registered trademark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences®. The Gift Suites where Pooki’s Mahi’s products are show cased are not authorized by and is not associated with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences®, The Academy Awards®, or any of its official partners or vendors.
About My Cup Counts:
Employees of MyCupCounts.org believe that good jobs empower, enrich and transform lives. My Cup Counts is committed to paying a fair wage to all employees. With the purchase of products with the mycupcounts.org mark, customers are helping provide jobs to adults who have a physical, intellectual or developmental disability. Customers who purchase products with these mark help transform lives of Americans with disabilities. Ensure adults with disabilities reach their full potential and provide a fair chance for a group that has long been denied equal opportunity for too long. It’s more than a Job… It’s Respect! Value Ability – See Past Disability™.
Since 1989, Cafejo has established itself and is recognizable for its reliable, innovative and high quality coffee and tea brewing equipment. Cafejo also owns high-speed production single-cup packaging equipment to produce Single Serve Cups and single-cup Pods. Cafejo’s mission is to manufacture brewers and brewing technology to brew the best cup of coffee possible. Located in a state of the art 35,000 square foot manufacturing facility, Cafejo has received the Gold Cup Standard of Brewing Award from the SCAA and the Coffee Institute of America.
For additional information or media inquiries, contact Patrick Rolfes by emailing info(at)cafejo(dot)com or calling +1.800.888.BREW or visiting http://www.cafejo.com.
About Pooki’s Mahi:
Pooki’s Mahi is a Silicon Valley-based etailer offering exotic 100% Kona coffees, award-winning teas, sweeteners, gourmet salts, macadamia nuts and other specialty food products at reasonable prices. Since its online launch in 2013, Pooki’s Mahi products have been a favorite of customers, charities, celebrities and athletes and have been featured at red carpet events including Celebrity Gift Suites and Celebrity Poker tournaments. The products have been endorsed by many celebrities and athletes and seen on several television shows.
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