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Adventures In Coffee: A Raccoon's Brew-Thievery

Aromatic Mornings and Raccoon Bandits: Brewing Joy at Trash Cat Coffee

Greetings from the heart of Trash Cat Coffee, where every cup of coffee tells a story and every sip supports a cause.

Today, I'm thrilled to share with you not just a recipe that will transform your mornings but also tales of our mischievous nighttime visitors that inspired us to make a difference.

The Ultimate Aromatic Morning Coffee Recipe

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Let's kick things off with a recipe that promises to elevate your morning routine to an art form.

This aromatic morning coffee blend combines the rich, bold flavors of our signature coffee with the subtle, spicy notes of cinnamon and the sweet touch of vanilla.

It's not just a cup of coffee; it's a wake-up call to your senses.


  • 1 cup of freshly brewed Trash Cat Coffee (choose your favorite roast)
  • 1 cinnamon stick (or ¼ tsp of ground cinnamon)
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • Optional: A dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cocoa powder for garnish


  1. Brew your Trash Cat Coffee to your liking. We recommend using a French press for the best flavor extraction.
  2. Once brewed, stir in the vanilla extract and add the cinnamon stick to your cup. If you're using ground cinnamon, sprinkle it on top of the coffee.
  3. Allow the cinnamon stick to steep for a minute or two, infusing your coffee with its warm, spicy aroma.
  4. If you're feeling indulgent, top your coffee with a dollop of whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa powder.
  5. Sit back, savor your aromatic morning coffee, and let the day begin on a high note.

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The Tale of the Raccoon Bandits

Now, let's dive into the charming world of our nighttime adventurers - raccoons.

Known affectionately as "nature's bandits," raccoons have earned their reputation through their remarkable dexterity and insatiable curiosity.

With their iconic masked faces and nimble fingers, these clever creatures can open latches, untie knots, and yes, even attempt to steal coffee!

Raccoons are called bandits not just for their appearance but for their playful and mischievous behavior.

They're known to raid campsites, picnics, and even our backyards in search of tasty treats.

Here at the Petri's Place sanctuary, the raccoons are very skilled at removing earrings, scrunchies from your hair, Apple watches and the charms off of your Crocs. 

Valerie, one of our "Middles" as we call them, will literally try to steal your socks while your foot is in them with your shoes on. 

While we haven't caught any of our raccoons sneaking off with bags of Trash Cat Coffee (yet!), their antics remind us of the importance of coexisting with our wild neighbors.

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Supporting Our Furry Friends

At Trash Cat Coffee, these stories of raccoon escapades aren't just entertaining—they're a call to action.

That's why we've pledged to donate 100% of our profits to Petri's Place, a nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation center dedicated to the care and recovery of orphaned and injured raccoons, among other urban wildlife.

By choosing Trash Cat Coffee, you're not just indulging in a delightful cup of aromatic coffee; you're helping these misunderstood bandits get the rehabilitation they need before being returned to their natural habitat.

It's our way of giving back to the community and ensuring that even the smallest of creatures have a fighting chance.

So next time you enjoy your aromatic morning coffee, remember the tales of the raccoon bandits and know that with each sip, you're supporting a greater cause.

Together, we can make a difference, one cup and one raccoon at a time.

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