The highlight of my Tuesday is my visit to the Emory Farmers Market. Every week, local vendors set up on Cox Hall Bridge and sell a variety of locally sourced foods. There are produce stands, donuts, tamales, fresh kettle corn and of course, Blue Donkey Coffee.
Blue Donkey is an Emory student and faculty favorite, but currently is only available to the Emory community once a week at the Farmers Market. In response to the hundreds of requests from Emory students to bring Blue Donkey to campus seven days a week, Blue Donkey has launched a campaign with Phi Sigma Pi to expand their business with a permanent location on campus.
I recently interviewed David Lane, one of the co-founders of Blue Donkey, about their initiative to expand. He said, “we believe expanding as a permanent location on campus would be a great fit between our vision as a company and Emory’s student demand and philosophy.”
Lane spoke about Emory’s commitment to sustainability, which resonates with Blue Donkey’s company philosophy. Blue Donkey focuses on brewing local, 100% natural coffee and working with local Georgia family-owned dairies.
If you would like to support Blue Donkey, you can sign one of their printed campaign documents located at multiple spots across campus, including the booth at the Farmers Market, or bring up the issue to Emory Dining. You can also like their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bluedonkeyEmory.