The Boone community and surrounding areas are devastated to learn of the fire that occurred Friday morning in Valle Crucis. This page as been established to relieve some of the financial burden for Don Cox, the owner of Bald Guy Brew Coffee Roasting Company. Please join us in showing support for this local business through sharing and donating what you can.Bald Guy is still working through the numbers, but he said "it is estimated that replacing his roasting equipment and van will total $100,000. All was lost except for the cargo bike and 3 lbs of roasted coffee".
Bald Guy is a pillar to the high country community as well as coffee roasting communities around the world. Bald Guy is committed to establishing long lasting relationships with coffee farms around the world by empowering coffee growing communities through ethically sourced coffee beans. He also co-leads study abroad programs for Appalalchian State University to Costa Rica in the hopes of teaching students about sustainable tourism, the social and cultural aspects of natural resource preservation and tourism development and consumption, and the importance of fair trade markets.
"Rooted in North Carolina's High Country, Bald Guy Brew has a mission to empower coffee growers, working directly with the hands that make your morning cup-o-don possible. We have a vision for a world where all goods are truly ethically sourced, where no human is enslaved to labor, where justice holds every business decision."-Bald Guy Brew
Bald Guy- We would like you to know how important you are to our community. Thank you for your service to our community and kindness you always show to everyone.