Salish Orca Blend
Island Time Coffee Company is pleased to announce a new coffee variety titled “Salish Orca Blend.” This medium/dark roast is a blend of Vienna and Italian-roasted coffee beans, that brews up a flavorful and smoky cup of coffee. This versatile Northwest blend is perfect for drip coffee or espresso.
The packaging was developed in partnership with Orca Network, a Freeland WA based non-profit dedicated to raising awareness about the whales of the Pacific Northwest, and the importance of providing them healthy and safe habitats.
10% of net sales of Salish Orca Blend will be donated to Orca Network.
The photo on the packaging depicts three Southern Resident Orca Whales of the L-pod, swimming near the west side of Whidbey Island. The individual whales include L88 named Wavewalker (male born in 1993) in the center, L54 named Ino (female born in 1977) and little L117 named Keta (male born in 2010) in the back.
The photograph was taken by Jill Hein. A self-described amateur photographer, her work is often used in whale research. Jill is a volunteer whale naturalist and board member with Orca Network.
More About Orca Network
Orca Network consists of several programs and educational efforts that help connect whales and people in the Pacific Northwest.
This includes the Langley Whale Center, which celebrates and shares the lives of gray whales, orcas and other marine mammals through educational displays. interactive exhibits and knowledgeable docents.
The Whale Sighting Network, which encourages shore-based whale watching and offers a platform for humans to connect with whales, document and report observations, and take action to help protect the whales and restore Northwest waters.
Another Orca Network program is the Central Puget Sound Marine Mammal Stranding Network.
To learn more, please visit - www.orcanetwork.org
To donate, please visit - www.orcanetwork.org/donate