Two local coffee shops and a brewery are throwing fundraisers this weekend that will benefit Puerto Rico following the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Both benefits are centered around coffee drinks — one a coffee cocktail and another a coffee beer.
On Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, both locations of Houndstooth Coffee are giving all proceeds from the nonalcoholic Lime Iron to the American Red Cross to help the organization with hurricane relief efforts. The Lime Iron, with cold brew and limeade, is “a tangy, margarita-inspired coffee concoction,” according to the coffee shop. It’s $6.
Houndstooth has regularly offered nonalcoholic coffee cocktails and will have a new round of drinks inspired by Texas’ warm fall weather. These aren’t going toward Puerto Rico relief, but the beverages, a Basil Spritz and a 221B cocktail with black tea instead of coffee, will be waiting once the weekend is over.
Houndstooth is located at 4200 N. Lamar Blvd. Ste. 120 and 401 S. Congress Ave. Ste. 100C.
The other place benefiting Puerto Rico’s rebuilding is Uncle Billy’s Brewery & Smokehouse, which will throw a One for Puerto Rico Launch Party on Oct. 1 to begin a month-long fundraising campaign. Throughout the month of October, $1 from every Oro Negro Coffee IPA sold will go toward three fundraisers: YouCaring, Unidos for Puerto Rico and Genorosity Puerto Rico Real-Time Recovery Fund.
There will also be a $10 suggested donation to get into the party this weekend, and that money will also go toward the campaigns giving relief to Puerto Rico, where the coffee in Oro Negro originated. The beer was made in collaboration with the owner of 1739 kfé Artesanal Coffee from Puerto Rico, who sources the beans from the high-elevation region of Utuado.
The party, with beats from DJ Manny, runs from 3 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 1 at the brewery at 1530 Barton Springs Rd.