Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee is like a gateway drug from pure, fresh english tea and newly roasted powerful coffee. It is tea like, with lemon and citrus tasting notes. It is perfect by itself or with a touch of sugar to balance out the lemon flavor.
15% off all sales this week (for the first 20 people to buy)
Buy the person you love some medical themed coffee and a caffeine deficiency mug! And help some people around the world in the process.
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"If I feel better after surgery, I will go back to school and continue my education. I want to become an educated man one day."
Ye is a 15 year old boy from Burma who was diagnosed with a malformed heart valve (mitral valve), and as a result he has a condition called mitral regurgitation, where a portion of the blood in his heart flows backwards into his lungs instead of forward to the rest of his body.
Mitral regurgitation is a serious condition that needs to be fixed surgically. As it worsens, more and more blood will be ejected backwards into the lungs with each heart beat. This makes it very difficult to breath, it also causes problems for the rest of your body as there is decreased forward flow of blood to your brain and other vital organs.
As of this post, Ye's surgery is 72% funded. If you want to help you can donate here, or buy some coffee.
Starting your workday at 6am gets old. Luckily, there's Norepi that can get you through your pre-rounds. Get some.
“The powers of a man’s mind are directly proportional to the quantity of coffee he drank.”
- Sir James MacKintosh
And just like that, there is a coffee company. I am excited to announce that Pheo Coffee is open for business. While there are many coffee companies in the world, we believe we are different in a few very unique ways.
Our mission is to provide the highest quality coffee beans to your doorstep a few days after it is roasted and use a portion of the proceeds to help fund medical care around the world. Coffee is addictive, delicate, delicious and widely consumed which offers the opportunity to raise a lot of money for people who need it.
We partner with Watsi, which is essentially a kickstarter for people’s medical care. With each mug or coffee purchase, a portion of the revenue will go directly to fund a person’s healthcare. Each bag of coffee you receive will have a photo and basic story of the person your coffee helped. See who our coffee has funded so far.
We use apothecary styled labeling and design, and each bag tells one of medicine’s greatest discoveries. Our first blend is called ‘Norepi,’ a shorthand name of norepinephrine, which is one of the hormones your adrenal gland secretes. Our Norepi blend tells the story of Dr Oliver, one of the first physicians who discovered that our adrenal glands secreted these strange hormones. People who have a condition known as a Pheochromocytoma (‘pheo’ for short), can secrete too much of this norepinephrine causing them to have symptoms that can mimic what you may experience after having a few cups of coffee - tremor, fast heart rate, etc. We currently have one coffee, a single origin Ethiopian Yirgacheffe. It is somewhat tea-like, with fruity aromas and tasting notes that we think is special enough to be our first offering.
We initially planned to roast all our own beans on an iron skillet. While this certainly has charm, after over 100 attempts the quality control and the taste wasn’t what I was looking for. Therefore we recently partnered with a local roaster. The beans are now amazingly delicious and can be roasted much more efficiently and effectively.
So what are you waiting for, go here and buy some coffee! Or a mug.
Our second medical care funding campaign was Kisembo. He is a 5 year old from Uganda that needed a hernia repair surgery. Fortunately his campaign on Watsi was recently fully funded!
His grandmother was so happy:
Kisembo is now much better. He is able to walk very well around the ward and he can move outside. After recovery he will be able to resume his studies when the holiday ends. I am very excited by Kisembo’s recovery because now he will concentrate in class... I cannot thank you enough. Keep up the spirit of helping. God bless the works of your hands.’’
His surgery was partially funded by you and your caffeine-addicted selves. To read Kisembo's full story go here.
Want to help someone else with your coffee? Purchase some Norepi today!
T43.616A: Underdosing of caffeine, initial encounter. This is a real ICD10 code that doctors can use as a diagnosis if they see fit. No self respecting Pheo coffee drinker will ever get diagnosed with this. They are excellent, light mugs that will help you get ready for your day.
And of course a portion of each mug sale will help fund medical care, so we think you should buy one.
Kisembo is a 5 year old from Uganda who was having severe abdominal pain that was keeping from doing the things he loves to do. It got so bad that he couldn't sleep.
He went to the doctor and was found to have an epigastric hernia, which is an outpouching of fat or intestines through the abdominal wall.
Shopping at the local supermarket for coffee can be like shopping for month old bananas, except you can't see the freshness disappear visually. Most of the beans sold on the store shelves were roasted weeks to months ago.
That's why we believe roasting for each order is so important. If you purchase our coffee, it will arrive at your door 2-3 days after it was roasted, and we put a roast on date on the bottom of each bag.
We want each Pheo coffee purchase to be an experience that involves learning, intrigue, & delicious coffee. You learn about amazing discoveries in medicine and a picture of an actual person that you helped fund.
Frank is a farmer from Malawi. One of Frank’s teeth had been causing him bothersome symptoms & there is little to no oral health education in Malawi. Funds from the Pheo coffee purchases have fully funded Frank's extraction.
On August 8th, 2017 he had his extraction, and will now be tooth-pain free. He says, “Thank you.”
Portion of all coffee proceeds go towards paying for medical care in the developing world through Watsi, a nonprofit that uses 100% of its donations to crowd-fund medical & surgical treatments, and we want to help. To learn more about Watsi or donate directly, go here.