Skip to main content

Grounds & Hounds is the Dog-Saving Coffee You Have to Try

grounds hounds coffee and summer cold brew layout
Image used with permission by copyright holder
Molly, the plucky brown and white Dalmatian, may not realize it, but she’s changed the lives of thousands of animals. She’s also keeping humans caffeinated. Molly is the dog behind Grounds & Hounds, the coffee company that gives back to animal organizations around the country.

Like many great love stories, when Jordan Karcher left his Santa Monica home in 2012 he had no idea he was about to fall in love. It was just a normal morning until he walked by an animal adoption event and a malnourished Dalmatian named Molly made her way onto his lap–and then quickly into his heart and home. Admittedly, Karcher fell in love with coffee first at the tender age of 12, but it was Molly who launched the Grounds & Hounds Coffee Company. Well, no Karcher did that part– (Dalmatians are notoriously bad at paperwork)– but she inspired it.

Image used with permission by copyright holder

Karcher started Grounds & Hounds to provide great coffee that also benefits animals. The company offers a variety of blends as well as single origin coffees. And, because Karcher cares about people as well, all the coffee is certified Fair Trade Organic. The blends are cleverly named, like Alpha, Papers & Slippers, and Morning Walk Breakfast Blend and are made up of beans from some of coffee’s heaviest hitters. Alpha is, fittingly, their darkest blend made with coffee sourced from Colombia, Guatemala, and Sumatra, with a sweet and smoky taste. Paper & Slippers uses light and darker roasts for a full body and berry notes, using beans sourced from Peru, Nicaragua, and Mexico. Morning Walk is designed to be perfect for your day’s first cup, full of citrus and nutty flavors, using Guatemalan, Peruvian, and Sumatran beans.

If you’re a single origin coffee drinker, they offer plenty of options from places like Peru, Colombia, even Papua New Guinea and Ethiopia. Karcher also remembered decaf drinkers with the single origin Peruvian decaf coffee. Most 12 ounce bags of dog-saving whole or ground beans costs just $14. A six ounce single blend, like the one from Papua New Guinea, is only $9.50. Or, do yourself a favor and subscribe so you never run out of coffee (and save yourself as much as 15%). 

Image used with permission by copyright holder

A whopping 20% of these proceeds go to one of Grounds & Hounds partners who work tirelessly to find homes for animals, rescue animals, stride closer to a no-kill policy, even provide veterinary care. They partner with organizations all over the United States, including the Charleston Animal Society, Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue, Humane Society of Indianapolis, Adore-A-Bull Rescue, Pet Refuge, Wags and Walks, and Secondhand Hounds to name a few.

One of the coolest things about Grounds & Hounds is they look at your shipping address and give the 20% you generated for them to the closest organization near you, allowing your dollars to directly benefit the animals in your community. 

If you love coffee and you love dogs, you’ve found your new favorite cup-a-joe. Toast to Molly and Jordan.

Elizabeth Dahl
Elizabeth Dahl is a southern girl in the heart of Los Angeles who lived far too long before learning what an incredible food…
Prime Day coffee machine deals: Ninja Espresso is $70 off
americano coffee

Drinking French-pressed coffee first thing in the morning can be an excellent start to the day, but it can also be an expensive one. Prime Day deals are out and about right now to help with that, and among them are some great Prime Day coffee maker deals. Some of the best drip coffee makers are part of the Prime Day festivities. But whatever your coffee maker brand or price point may be, we've tracked down all of the best Prime Day coffee maker deals for your consideration. You'll find some impressive savings among them, so if you see something you like be sure to grab it while you can. Prime Day deals are known to suddenly disappear and inventories could be starting to run low.
Best coffee maker Prime Day deal
Ninja Espresso & Coffee Barista System -- $180, was $250

Ninja is a big name in the small appliance world, and while you may think of it when it comes to air fryers, it also makes fantastic coffee with the Ninja Espresso & Coffee Barista System. The system is designed to do everything you could want. It’s able to brew more than just a standard espresso shot as it offers four distinct styles. You can brew a 40ml standard shot but then move up to a Lungo for a larger and less concentrated shot of 110ml while there’s an espresso shot over ice, and the exclusive Ristretto which is 25ml so you get a much more concentrated shot.

Read more
New release from Knob Creek combines rye whiskey and bourbon
Knob Creek Bourbon x Rye Kentucky Blended Straight Whiskey brings together two iconic American whiskey styles
Knob Creek

The two classic styles of American whiskey are bourbon and rye, so what happens when you combine the two? A new release from Knob Creek aims to examine that question by taking the brand's well known classic bourbon and blending it with straight rye whiskey.

The Knob Creek Bourbon x Rye Kentucky Blended Straight Whiskey is a limited edition release which will use two of the brand's existing spirits in combination, coming in at 113 proof. It has the spicy notes of rye along with the sweet notes of bourbon, making for a whisky with aromas of sweet maple and vanilla and flavors of brown sweets and fruit. It is suitable for sipping neat or for mixing into cocktails, the brand says.

Read more
Simona Tabasco’s spicy, refreshing vermouth spritz
The White Lotus star worked with mixologist Maura Milia on the spritz recipe
simona tabasco spritz hero image  from sicily with love as she explores taormina martini

White Lotus star and Italian icon Simona Tabasco hails from Naples, but she's been down to Sicily to drink aperitivo and to share a favorite cocktail recipe. Sicily is not only where White Lotus was filmed, but is also a enthusiastic home of aperitivo culture, with Sicilians getting together in the late afternoon or early evening to share a light drink before dinner. Drinks like spritzes, amaros, and vermouths are popular and are typically drunk along with small snacks like bruschetta or olives to get ready for the big meal to come.

Tabasco has teamed up with the brand Martini to create a light spritz using white vermouth, which is more dry and crisp that it better-known red counterpart. If you've only ever tried dry vermouth in a martini then it's worth trying in other drinks too, as it has some of the tartness and sharpness of a good white wine but plenty of sweetness too, giving it a thicker, heavier texture that works well in cocktails.

Read more