WHAT: On September 18, Aerosmith drummer and Rockin’ & Roastin’ creator, Joey Kramer, will make appearances at Big Y in Franklin and Walpole. In July, Kramer announced that his Rockin’ & Roastin’ organic coffee line would start gracing the shelves of all 29 Big Y locations throughout Massachusetts in August.
To celebrate this partnership, Kramer will hit up the two Big Y locations to mix and mingle with local shoppers and fans alike. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet, chat and pose for photos with Kramer, while checking out the latest offerings from Rockin’ & Roastin’. Kramer also will be personalizing Rockin’ & Roastin’ purchases with his legendary signature, making it a delicious collector’s item.
Available in whole-bean and ground versions, Kramer’s trio of brews from Ethiopia, Guatemala and Sumatra are currently on the shelves of Big Y in Franklin and Walpole retailing for $7.99-$8.99 per 12-ounce bag.
WHERE: Big Y • 348 East Central Street • Franklin, MA • 02038
Big Y • 1111 Providence Highway • Walpole, MA • 02081
WHEN: Franklin: Wednesday • September 18th, 2013, from 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Walpole: Wednesday • September 18th, 2013, from 5:00pm – 6:00pm
MORE INFO: This event is complimentary to the public. With purchase of a Rockin’ & Roastin’ bag of coffee, Kramer will personally autograph it. For more information, please visit: www.rockinandroastin.com and www.bigy.com.
ABOUT ROCKIN’ & ROASTIN’ COFFEE:
Joey Kramer of Aerosmith is a coffee-loving Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer. The story of Joey Kramer’s Rockin’ & Roastin’ organic, custom-roasted coffee blends begins in the field. Unlike “sun grown” coffee that’s cheaper to produce but requires chemical fertilizers and pesticides and leads to the destruction of native rainforests, Rockin’ & Roastin’ Coffee is lovingly cultivated using the traditional “shade grown” method, under a canopy of indigenous trees. This sustainable practice supports a wide diversity of plant and animal life, provides food and shelter to migrating birds, and helps to filter carbon dioxide from the air, reducing the danger of global warming. There is currently a trio of international blends offered: two Dark roasts, from Sumatra and Ethiopia; and, a Dark-Medium, hailing from Guatemala. For more information, please visit: www.rockinandroastin.com.
ABOUT COMFORT FOODS. INC.:
For over 20 years, Comfort Foods, Inc. has been roasting, manufacturing and distributing gourmet coffees for the retail trade. CEO Steve Beattie leads a team of coffee experts in their 49,000 square foot roasting and production facility in North Andover, MA. Comfort Foods is also manufacturers of state of the art packaging including tin plate steel cans and flexible bagging with four corner seal technology. Comfort Foods starts with only 100% Arabica coffee – the best quality, richest coffee you can buy – which is roasted one small batch at a time.
ABOUT MUSIC DRIVES US:
Music Drives Us, founded by Ernie Boch, Jr., is a New England non-profit foundation supplying grants to music programs that are designed to effect positive change for people in need. The foundation seeks out organizations and individuals that are interested in using music as a tool to better the lives of people from all age groups and all segments of society. Since the inception of Music Drives Us in 2006, the foundation has donated to hundreds of organizations throughout New England. Music Drives Us is working hard to keep music alive, by funding music programs, live performances and music scholarship programs. For more information on Music Drives Us Foundation, please visit: www.musicdrivesus.org.
ABOUT BIG Y FOODS, INC.:
Headquartered in Springfield, MA, Big Y is one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England. Proud to be family owned and operated, they currently operate 61 stores throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts with over 10,000 employees. Founded in 1936 by brothers Paul and Gerald D’Amour, the store was named after an intersection in Chicopee, Massachusetts where two roads converge to form a “Y.” For more information, please visit: www.bigy.com.