A Collection of unique coffees inspired by "America's Best Idea", The National Parks. Each coffee features carefully sourced coffees inspired by the adventure, beauty, freedom and history of the National Parks.
Grand Teton National Park
For millennia these mountains have drawn humans to their beauty and abundance. Evidence has been found that as far back as 11,500 years ago, humans have been making their way to these mountains and the lakes at their base. The rugged peak of the Grand Teton makes its way 7000 ft above the valley floor to an overall altitude of almost 14,000 ft. From paleolithic early humans, to Native Americans, members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, fur trappers and traders from Europe, mountain men, the Rockefellers (who helped with the formation of the park), and the thousands that now visit every year, there is a timeless magic in the majestic peaks of the Tetons. Inspired by the iconic Moulton barn at the base of the Tetons, we’ve gone with a washed Ethiopian coffee with notes of sweet cream butter and lemon curd.
Olympic National Park
Originally dedicated as Mount Olympus National Monument in 1909 by none other than President Theodore Roosevelt, Olympic National Park is one of the most diverse and unique National Parks in the United States. The Park includes beaches, rainforests, staggering mountain peaks, and glaciers. Many may be surprised to learn the automobile paid a critical role in the preservation of the Park and surrounding areas. The advent of the mass market automobile brought thousands of visitors to the Park and surrounding region, who during their journeys witnessed the devastation that logging was having on the Pacific Northwest. Visitors in automobiles became the catalyst for political pressure that ultimately led to improved forest management policies, and the eventual creation of the National Park by Franklin Roosevelt in 1938. To celebrate the epic winter scapes and skies of the Park, we’ve gone with a natural process Ethiopian coffee with notes of chocolate covered blueberries.
Acadia National Park
Acadia is an American success story. It represents our greatest values, that our most beautiful natural places should belong to the people and be accessible to all. It was created as a result of the efforts of it’s residents led by Charles Eliot and George Dorr, who believed the island was too beautiful to be relegated to a playground of the elites of the Northeast. Eliot and Dorr however were far from the first to appreciate this special Island. Studies have revealed humans have inhabited the Island as far back as 12,000 years ago, and the island was first explored by European Sailors in 1524 and then again in 1525. The very first National Park East of the Mississippi, it also happens to be one of the first places the sun rises in the United States. To celebrate fall on the island when it turns into a stunning display of fiery oranges, yellows and reds, we’ve gone with a washed process Rwandan coffee with notes of Vanilla and Autumn Pastry.
Drive Coffee is proud to support The National Parks Foundation. A portion of the profits on the sale of The National Parks Collection and our other coffees is donated to the National Parks Foundation. Learn more about the Foundation and how you can support here https://www.nationalparks.org