Aroma Joe’s observes National Coffee Day strengthening its commitment to the Dempsey Center

Aroma Joe's observes National Coffee Day strengthening its commitment to the Dempsey Center

September 30 - 2021 Coffee Geography Magazine

Aroma Joe, one of the nation's leading handcrafted beverage chains, is celebrating National Coffee Day with a FREE 16-ounce (hot or iced) coffee for all guests or FREE up to 24-ounce (hot or iced) coffee for AJ's Rewards members*. In addition, Aroma Joe's will build on their ongoing support of the Dempsey Center by donating $1 for every FREE coffee given on September 29th.  The Dempsey Center, founded by Patrick Dempsey, has a mission to make life better for people impacted by cancer. They provide a variety of high-quality, personalized programs and services to cancer patients, their loved ones, and care partners  - all at no cost.

Aroma Joe's was founded in 2000 and headquartered in South Portland, Maine with 79 locations across Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Florida and Rhode Island. Aroma Joe's is a local destination for handcrafted coffee and espresso drinks, unique infused blends, signature AJs RUSH® Energy Drinks and all-day food offerings served in a friendly and upbeat environment.

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Patrick Dempsey founded the Dempsey Center in 2008 with the intention of giving back to the community where he grew up, and where his mother first received cancer treatment in 1997.  Since 2009, Patrick has returned to Lewiston/Auburn every fall for the Center's annual flagship fundraising event - the Dempsey Challenge - of which Aroma Joe's is the official coffee.  The Dempsey Center not only offers services in the Portland and Lewiston/Auburn area but now offers select services nationwide through its virtual program Dempsey Connects.

The Dempsey Center makes life better for people managing the impact of cancer. With locations in South Portland, Lewiston, and now through our third, virtual center Dempsey Connects, the center provides personalized services to help individuals and families maintain physical and emotional wellness as they deal with a cancer diagnosis. Understanding that cancer impacts the whole family, the Dempsey Center also provides specialized services for children, teens and their families. All services are provided to clients at no cost.

"Aroma Joe's has been a strong community supporter of the Dempsey Challenge since 2019 and brings not only great coffee but positivity every year," said Patrick Dempsey. "We were thrilled they wanted to expand their support by donating $1 from every FREE coffee given on National Coffee Day to the Dempsey Center.  And for people who cannot experience Aroma Joe's in-person, $2 for every online purchase of their house blend on 9/29 will be donated to the Dempsey Center.  I hope everyone goes and grabs a coffee to not only experience the Aroma Joe's difference but to support our amazing cause."

Unlike many competitors, Aroma Joe's proprietary coffee blends are 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified and audited annually against environmental, social and economic criteria to protect farmers, biodiversity and foster a culture of respect. The craft roasted coffee is not only sustainably grown and ethically sourced but creates beverages that are full-flavored, rich and deliciously smooth.  

Carrie Riley, Chief Marketing Officer
Carrie Riley, Chief Marketing Officer, Aroma Joe

"Giving back to the community is a critical part of the Aroma Joe's mission and we are proud to be a strong supporter of the Dempsey Center," said Carrie Riley, Chief Marketing Officer.  "We are excited to further spread the positivity on National Coffee Day with a free 16-ounce hot or iced coffee on September 29th while helping support this amazing organization."