PITTSBURGH, PA (July 11, 2022) – Commonplace Coffee has partnered with Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR) to release Survivor Blend, a year-long collaborative donation coffee. The coffee hit Commonplace Coffee shelves on Tuesday, July 4, and will be available in their lineup for one calendar year through June 2024. Commonplace Coffee will donate retail and wholesale proceeds of Survivor Blend to PAAR. You can learn more about the coffee and purchase a 12oz bag priced at $18.25 at all Commonplace Coffee locations and online at


PAAR and Commonplace Coffee will also be hosting a coffee tasting and kick-off event at Commonplace Coffee’s newest SouthSide Works location in Pittsburgh at 428 S. 27th Street on Saturday, August 5, from 11am-2pm. In addition to free samples of the blend, the event will feature local vendors Allegheny City Brewing with a special beer release, artist Baron Batch, and The Speckled Egg, who will be serving up espresso “PAAR”tinis. There will be a raffle featuring great prizes from neighboring businesses, music, and more! PAAR’s Survivor Blend will also be available for purchase as brewed drip coffee for the event and at all Commonplace Coffee locations the weekend of August 5-6.


Founded in 1972, Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR) was the first victim service agency in Allegheny County and one of the first rape crisis centers in the nation. Cory Hart, Director of Development & Marketing at PAAR shares, “The evolution of our services over the past 50 years has been extensive, as PAAR has been able to increase the capacity and needs of clients we serve as the only organization in Allegheny County solely devoted to the issue of sexual violence.” He adds, “We are working to more efficiently identify the best support needed for survivors, and offer them more broad services while they travel that path of healing. We are increasing our case management and supportive counseling services, as we know that unless specific other needs are met first, they will be unable to fully address their trauma. We are expanding our reach through education and prevention in our communities, as prevention is truly the best way to fully recognize our mission of ending sexual violence.”


Of the collaboration, Hart says, “Spreading awareness is critical for us to be able to reach those who may need our services. Our services are always provided at no-cost to clients, so it takes the support of so many to make sure that will always remain the case. This partnership opens up the door to other restaurants, cafés, and retailers who would like to support our mission by offering this PAAR Blend and further spreading the awareness of who we are and the support we provide.”


To learn more about opportunities to support PAAR, visit




About Commonplace Coffee


Founded in 2003, Commonplace Coffee is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with seven community-based cafes in Western Pennsylvania. The flagship cafe as well as an additional cafe and bakery are located in Indiana, Pennsylvania. The remaining five locations and roastery/headquarters are in Pittsburgh. Commonplace offers handcrafted coffee and pastries in an atmosphere that builds and fosters the neighborhoods it serves. Commonplace also provides cafe consultation, wholesale coffee, equipment, service, and training to a diverse cross-section of businesses looking to create or build their coffee program. Learn more by visiting or check them out on social media. Solid Ground for All.


About PAAR


Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR) was the first victim service agency in Allegheny County, and one of the first rape crisis centers in the nation. The agency was incorporated as a non-profit entity in 1972 and has been providing essential no-cost services to victims of sexual violence in Allegheny County for 50 years. As of today, PAAR is the only agency in Allegheny County solely devoted to the issue of sexual violence. PAAR provides comprehensive services to victims of sexual violence and to their families, serving children and adults of all gender identities, ages, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

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