Supporting our partners during Black History Month (and beyond!)
In honor of Black History Month, we wanted to highlight our friends and partners, The Kansas City Monarchs and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM). The Roasterie is proud to work with both organizations by offering a special coffee, The Trailblazer Blend. Designed to honor the accomplishments of each organization, 10% of all proceeds from Trailblazer Blend go back to the NLBM.
Join us as we take a deeper dive into the foundation that these historic organizations were built upon:
Founded in 1922, the original Kansas City Monarchs were the longest-running franchise in the history of baseball's Negro leagues. The team had a rich history of success, winning two Negro League World Series Championships (1924 and 1942), and sending more players on to the MLB than any other Negro League Ball Club. Amongst those brave men who made the jump from the Negro Leagues to the MLB were recent Hall of Fame inductee Buck O’Neil, Jackie Robinson, Ernie Banks, and that’s just to name a few!
You can learn the story of the Monarchs as well as the entire Negro Leagues by visiting the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum located in the 18th and Vine district of Kansas City, MO. Founded in 1991, the NLBM is the world’s only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the rich history of African American baseball and its impact on the social advancement of America. Having welcomed more than 2-million visitors, the museum is home to many exhibits where you can learn all about the history of the league, notable players, unsung heroes, and more.
In 2021 and under new ownership, the Monarchs forged a partnership with the NLBM to bring about a rebirth the historic team name. Seeing these two local organizations come together, we jumped at the opportunity to join their mission of supporting the local KC Community. In collaboration with the Monarchs and Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, and we created the Trailblazer Blend. Named after Cool Papa Bell, Satchel Paige, Jackie Robinson, Buck O’Neil, and all the courageous ballplayers that forged a path toward a united future, this blend is available year-round, with 10% of all proceeds going directly back to the NLBM!
To learn more about the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and book a tour visit at their website, nlbm.com.
To buy tickets to a game and keep up with the most recent Monarchs’ signings and news, visit monarchsbaseball.com.