By Igor Stepczynski | Broadcast Reporter
Waco’s Common Grounds has released a specialty coffee blend in collaboration with BU missions called “The Baylor Blend”. For every bag sold, BU missions receives five dollars to subsidize future mission trip expenses for Baylor students.
Rebecca Kennedy, assistant dean of spiritual life, said this launch came as an idea after Common Grounds became an on-campus vendor at the Baylor Student Union Building.
“I have to give a shout out to my colleague Matt Burchett,” Kennedy said. “He started talking to Blake and Kimberly Batson, who are the owners of Common Grounds. Blake has a connection with this farm in Guatemala, and we hope to take students there in the future.”
Rebecca also shared how her work with Baylor Missions has influenced a transformation in her own faith.
“What has been so surprising and humbling to me is meeting people who have faith much deeper than mine,” Kennedy said. “They may not know where their next meal is coming from, but their faith is much deeper than mine. I think that’s how my faith has been transformed.”
Customers can purchase the Baylor Blend in the Student Union Building as a single beverage or pick up an entire bag to take home at the 8th street location. Michael Banner, store and staff manager at the 8th street location, gave a detailed description for all the coffee lovers out there.
“The Baylor Blend is a medium roast, a little on the darker side, 50% Guatemalan, 50% Brazilian, fruity with smokier tones, medium body and just your every man’s coffee,” Banner said. “It’s great.”
For more information regarding Common Grounds and The Baylor Blend, visit the shop’s website.