This Changes Everything-KEMOSABE Gluten Free Coffee

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 10/22/2016

“You know Judy, Robert Sled will be here in two days to promote his new book, Murder At 10, Details at 11, and we haven’t decided on the type of coffee to serve the large crowd that is expected to be here at the book signing,” I stated to my assistant store manager at the Bookworm bookstore on Tremont Street in downtown St. Louis. “We haven’t even determined how much coffee to buy,” I added, referring to the fact that we were expecting our largest book signing crowd ever since Robert Sled is the leading author of murder mystery novels in America.

For the next fifteen minutes Judy and I discussed various types of coffee and brands that might be appropriate at the book signing. “I think we then agree, Judy,” I stated referring the type of coffee we were going to have at the book signing. “We just need to go now and buy it.”

As Judy and I were on our way to the supermarket to buy our coffee, Judy said to me,” You know, Carol, there are a lot of people that can’t drink regular coffee because they have either celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity syndrome.”

“You’re right, Judy. You are absolutely right,” I replied. “Well this changes everything.”

“Not really, Carol. My husband drinks Kemosabe gourmet flavored coffee, which is 100 % gluten free coffee, and it tastes great.”

“Are you sure it tastes great?” I curiously asked. “After all our reputation is on the line.”

“I’m positive. As a matter of fact, why don’t we swing by my house now and you can taste it for yourself.”

Fifteen minutes later, I was sitting in Judy’s kitchen drinking a cup of Kemosabe chocolate cinnamon gourmet flavored coffee. “Wow! Judy,” I stated with excitement after I had taken the first sip of coffee from the cup she had just given me.  “This is the best cup of coffee I think I ever had! And you say its gluten free coffee?”

“Here look for yourself,” she replied as she passed me the Kemosabe flavored coffee collection box from which she got the chocolate cinnamon envelope. Silence filled the air as I read the nutritional panel on the side of the box. I then flipped the box to its front and stated, “And it comes in mocha, chocolate hazelnut, chocolate irish cream and french vanilla.”

“And each of those flavors is just as good as the chocolate cinnamon coffee your drinking,” Carol injected.

“Very well then,” I replied. “We’ll serve Kemosabe gourmet flavored coffee at the Robert Sled book signing and you can have peace of mind that no one with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity syndrome will get sick since its 100 % gluten free coffee.”

dry mix beveragesWritten by Bob Jenkins, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Beverages

Bob has had the privilege of working for some of America's largest and well run public and private companies, including Philip Morris, Canada Dry, Dr Pepper, Cadbury Schweppes, Snapple Beverage Corporation, Tasker Capital Corp. and The Water Club and River Cafe - two of New York's finest fine dining restaurants. He has worked in various capacities as Finance Manager, Controller, Director of Finance, Vice President Finance & Administration, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, and Treasurer.

Bob holds a Masters of Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Arizona.

Southwest Beverages is a manufacturer and marketer of two brands of premium quality dry mix beverages: Sippity hot-cocoa mix and Kemosabe gourmet flavored coffee. All Southwest Beverages products are uniquely blended flavors that contain all the ingredients necessary for you to enjoy the ultimate hot beverage experience. Simply add water and stir-then sip, savor and enjoy.

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