Grounds and Hounds
It’s an ill kept secret that I adore coffee. It’s even LESS of a secret that I adore dogs. So what happens when I get the opportunity to work with a coffee company that donates money to dog rescues? I pounce on the opportunity, wagging my invisible tail!
Have a Little Dog With Your Coffee
Grounds and Hounds might just be my new favorite brand of all time. Over everything else. Just. In general. I’m officially in love with their concept AND their coffee. But let’s break this down because that’s already a lot.
At Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co.®, we are committed to using the sale of our fair trade organic, specialty coffees to support the no kill rescue organizations providing safe-havens for pups between homes. 20% of all Grounds & Hounds proceeds will be donated to our rescue partners working to make the second-chance mission a reality. -Grounds and Hounds website
So basically, you buy grounds and they help save hounds. How awesome is that? For my Chicago readers, that means you’re helping the amazing folks at One Tail at at Time keep on doing their amazing puppy work.
But just having a cool concept isn’t enough. You have to have a great product on top of it! And, let me tell you, this coffee is absolutely amazing! You have the option of a number of muttly blends as well as single-origin stuff. I got to try the single origin and was incredibly pleased. The notes of the beans are right on the bag and, for those who could rival Lorelai Gilmore with their coffee habit, you can really taste each one.
I recently acquired a grinder so I opted for whole bean over pre-ground to enhance the flavor and aroma. Coffee ground immediately before brewing is generally fresher and has a flavor that pre-ground can’t even compare to.
Want to try your own? I highly recommend the Single Origin Explorer’s Kit. You get three single origin whole bean coffees to try. My favorite, the Mexican Chiapas, is included. This particular bean has notes of vanilla, blueberry, and red velvet cupcake. It’s simply wonderful and definitely makes mornings much better.
I had so much fun shooting for this post. With my pups in tow, we headed to my in-laws place to borrow their kitchen and hang out with their own rescue mutt, George! Between the three of them, it was the most chaotic coffee-making experience I’ve ever had and I loved every second of it. I have so much fun incorporating my girls into shoots and this was no exception. Zoe loved posing for the camera while I made coffee and Tonks got a chance to run around and wrestle with George. Most amusing? Trying to get all three of them to sit on the couch together for a photo. Check this out!
So, I’m not saying that buying this coffee will make hanging out with your dogs more fun but it certainly will help someone else enjoy the snuggles of a dog and help a rescue dog understand that fur-ever homes are the bomb! Just as those three stooges. They love playing together and having a soft bed to sleep in every night.
Want to order?
Get this, with my code “StileFotoCibo15” for 15% off your first order. And when you subscribe, you save 5%! You can pick how much and how often to receive your beans. Think of it like this: subscribing to get your coffee every month is like signing up for a monthly giving donation for a shelter, only you get coffee out of it! Win-win in my book!
Are you more inclined to support a company if they benefit charities? If so, what are your favorite examples? Are you going to check out Grounds and Hounds? I want to hear all your thoughts in the comments!
Disclaimer: Grounds and Hounds Coffee Co. provided me with the coffee for this collaboration. All opinions are truly my own. I genuinely love this brand! Thank you for supporting Stile.Foto.Cibo collaborations.