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Evan Longoria to debut signature coffee blend to raise money for Hurricane Irma Relief

The coffee blend will raise funds for multiple Tampa Bay area charities over time.

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

Rays third baseman Evan Longoria and local Tampa Bay coffee roasting company Kahwa are set to debut Signature Series No. 3, a new blend of coffee that was hand-selected by Longoria.

“Sourced from three high-quality beans and roasted by Kahwa Coffee in St. Petersburg,” bags of Signature Series No. 3 will be available at all 12 Tampa Bay Kahwa locations, at and at Tropicana Field beginning Tuesday, September 19th.

All proceeds from the new blend will benefit local charities, beginning with support for Hurricane Irma Relief efforts.

You can read more about everything the Rays have been doing to support the Tampa Bay community in Hurricane Irma Relief here.

More about Kahwa Coffee Roasting Company, from their website:

Kahwa Coffee Roasting Company opened its doors in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida in 2006. All our roasting is done at our production site here in Tampa Bay.


Our first café opened in 2006 in downtown St. Pete to showcase our enthusiasm for great coffee and high quality coffee drinks. Our baristas go through intensive training to make sure each coffee we serve will be the best coffee you’ve ever had!

Our local community is very important to us and we love working with and supporting local nonprofit organizations. We donate our time and products to countless events and organizations in the Tampa Bay area. We welcome visitors to our production site, please call us to schedule a tour.

About Our Name

Coffee was first discovered in the wild in Ethiopia in the Kaffa region. The Turkish name given to coffee, “kahve” evolved to “qahwa” in Arabic. The spelling differs according to the different countries but Kahwa is the original name for coffee throughout Africa. It evolved to café (in French) or caffe (in Italian) and remains common slang for coffee in France.

“Je veux un kahwa, s’il vous plait!”