Dazbog Coffee based in Denver committed to aid families in Ukraine affected by Russian invasion
February 27 - 2022
Coffee Geography Magazine
Dazbog Coffee headquartered in Denver with cafes throughout Colorado has committed to help families who are affected by the ongoing Russian attack in Ukraine. Dazbog Coffee is the realization of the American dream by two immigrants of the former Soviet Union, Anatoly and Leonid Yuffa. The dream that is now Dazbog began on a bitter, cold night among the cobblestone streets of Leningrad. The Yuffa family fled Russia to embark on a new and better life of freedom, democracy and opportunity. What is happening to the people of Ukraine now had happened to them as Russians living under the communist regime. The Yuffas called their company Dazbog, a Russian word used to express good fortune.
Anatoly and Leonid Yuffa at young age
The unique and intriguing names of Dazbog’s fresh and roasted blends, the White Nights Espresso ® is named for the summer days in Leningrad when the sun never sets. The Hermitage, once home to the czars and now a world-renowned museum, is the namesake of their Hermitage House Blend® a fine medium-roasted coffee that appeals to a wide variety of tastes. Leo is the Master Roaster and Coffee Buyer and truly an artist in capturing the many attributes in every coffee or blend. After roasting, they package and vacuum seal the coffee in one-way valve bags to guard the coffee from exposure to oxygen. This process allows the products to remain roaster fresh in the bag. Says Leo Yuffa, “When people taste our coffees, we want them to taste the sweet and natural characteristics of the coffee bean.” Yuffa was just 9 years old when he, his brother and his family fled Russia from what was Leningrad in the late 1970s. They had just $800 when they arrived in the United States. “It’s just heartbreaking to see what Russia is doing to the Ukrainian people. It’s just heart-wrenching to see it. And we want to do something for those people,” Yuffa said. Dazbog Coffee is devoted to support the migrants from Ukraine who fled to Romania and Poland through the Red Cross with emergency needs.