A local gourmet coffee roasting company announced today that it's permanently extending its offer of free shipping to deployed troops.
The Lincoln-based Rogers Family Company began offering the free shipping deal to families and friends of U.S. military personnel this summer who'd purchase its "Fairly Traded" coffee online to ship to troops stationed overseas.
The company will continue to offer free priority-mail shipping to anyone who sends coffee, tea and other gifts to service members with a military post office address, company officials announced in a news release.
The company also will pay the shipping for service members who place orders.
The company also will be teaming with Operation Gratitude, a nonprofit volunteer organization that sends care packages to military personnel in hostile zones.
Since beginning its partnership with Operation Gratitude in 2005, Rogers Family Company has shipped 300,000 bags - that's 600,000 pounds - of coffee to troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and on ships at sea, the release states.