Washington-based coffee company using profits to send animals to sanctuaries

Feb 19 2020, 1:14 pm

If you’re already getting a dairy-free alternative in your coffee, why not include helping the cows to further your goodness?

With Fluffy Cow Coffee, you can do just that.

 

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Enjoy 100% biodegradable packaging and custom roasted coffee with a purpose: to provide funding opportunities for small to medium-sized animal rescues.

With each purchase of theirĀ Soul Warming coffee, 50% of profits go towards a partnering sanctuary, while 50% goes towards the creation of Better Days Sanctuary, the dream of Colton Kuhn, founder of Fluffy Cow Coffee.

The coffee is currently only available online but may be seen on shelves at Vegan Haven in Seattle sometime this year.

Colton woke up one day consumed by a post-breakup depression. It was then that he’d decided to sign up for the WOOF program, to travel the world and work on an organic farm in a unique destination. In just a matter of hours, his flights were booked and he was headed to Fiji.

At the farm, Colton was asked to slaughter a young goat and barbeque it for dinner. He did as he was asked but continued thinking about the tragic fate of the young goat even when he’d moved back to the states. The slaughtering of the goat eventually turned him on to veganism.

 

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“Everything started six months ago when all I wanted to do was share my love for animals and educate people on veganism. I started posting pictures and videos to what became the Better Days Sanctuary page,” he told Daily Hive. “My followers suggested I start an animal sanctuary, so I put that vision out into the world and just kept posting and stating my intent to the universe and it manifested before my eyes like magic.”

In no time at all, Colton came across a farm in Ferndale that was seeking a General Manager to help with daily operations and marketing. After speaking for some time, the operators agreed that Colton could use five acres of their land to start his own sanctuary in exchange for running the business in Ferndale.

 

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Although working full-time, Colton was struggling to come up with funding to start up his own sanctuary. He turned to his followers for advice on what he should do. They urged him to start a business and voted on various business ideas — the fans chose coffee.

“I then asked them for names and voted on those names. They choose Fluffy Cow Coffee. Life put the coffee company in front of me so I worked on what the universe was telling me to work on,” he said.

 

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Colton says he’s all-in on his company and vision. He believes that you just have to keep your vision in mind and continue working towards the goal.

“To date, I operate on about four to five hours of sleep every night trying to get the coffee packed and shipped as well as managing the admin portion of the business, working my full-time job 44 hours a week, and running the other animal sanctuary,” he said. “I have one intern and am looking to hire an assistant in the near future so I can think about getting a full nights sleep every now and again but just like everything else, I will wait for life to bring me an assistant and will not go out of my way to look for one.”

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