Barnie's Coffee Donates $1 Per Bag To Support UCF Knights Pantry Food Insecurity Program

Orlando FL, October 5, 2023 — Opening ceremonies for Barnies Café at the University of Central Florida John C. Hitt Library included the first check of $2,500 presented to the Knights Pantry Food Insecurity Program. Barnie’s Coffee Chief Executive Officer, Ron Pecora, presented a check to UCF President Alexander Cartwright, and the Knights Pantry representatives.

“We recognize the national food insecurity program and the efforts of the Knights Pantry and are donating $1 per bag of all coffee sold. ” Pecora stated. 

Barnie’s creates three exclusive Knightro coffee blends for the UCF Hitt Library by UCF Alumni and coffee expert, Anne Valdez. The UCF Hitt Library Café and the Barnie’s brand are whimsical, yet playful, while remaining focused on quality and perfection of coffee roasted at a facility right here in Central Florida. The UCF Hitt Library Café Fueled by Barnie’s Coffee is operated by the Aramark Team alongside UCF Business Operations. 

In addition to Barnie’s store online, the 43-year-old company headquartered in Florida offers a variety of flavored coffees, specialty roasts and tea on other online platforms and in select grocery stores throughout the Southeast. Barnie’s Coffee also operates a flagship café on Park Avenue in historic Winter Park and at partnered cafés in the Orlando International Airport Terminal C, Stetson University, Seminole County Schools, and the Orlando Science Center. 

About University of Central Florida John C. Hitt Library
The John C. Hitt Library offers a variety of space options for students: individual and faculty/graduate student study rooms; a presentation practice room; two library classrooms; quiet study floors; Infusion Café; Knowledge Commons (24,800 square foot learning and technology environment providing seating for 479 undergraduate and graduate students; 196 desktop PC stations; 116 seats with 110v power within easy reach; 167 additional seats in differing configurations including tables, upholstered chairs with tablet arms, soft seating, and group study settings; and portable whiteboards); and a variety of exhibit spaces on the 2nd and 5th floors. 

About Barnie's Coffee & Tea Co. 
Since 1980, Barnie's Coffee & Tea Company has become an icon in the coffee industry. We are known for quality, locally sourced beans from family farms. Barnie's flavored coffees, like Santa's White Christmas, are widely successful year-round. We are proud of our history and have developed a brand with more than 200,000 loyal customers. To find your flavor, visit, and follow the beloved coffee roaster on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

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  • Barnie’s Espresso Martini

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  • Iced Coffee Margarita

    Iced Coffee Margarita

  • Eggspresso