By Bear State Bank

Sip it Forward. Kindness by the Cup

Bear State teamed with Westrock Coffee of sipitforward_icon
Little Rock to provide complimentary coffee for returning students across Arkansas’s college campuses.


“We’re big fans of Westrock,” said Shelly Lofton, Chief Marketing Officer for Bear State. “Not only are their coffees outstanding, their business practices align with ours in that they’re committed to transforming lives in the communities they serve.”

Westrock offers “Life-changing coffee,” a reference to its fair trade practices that help farmers to improve quality and quantity, and command higher prices for their coffee beans. Through training and support to smallholder coffee farmers, Westrock builds sustainable, long-lasting partnerships across Central and South America and Africa. To date, they’ve impacted the lives of more than 80,000 farmers.

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