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Kenneth Blair and Matt Parrish founded the Virginia-based High Brass Coffee Company in 2007. The pair joined the NRA Business Alliance in May of 2008.
“Our experience has been great,” Parrish said. “The NRA Business Alliance’s directory of businesses is a great networking tool. The benefits and discounts are awesome – but more importantly, we wanted everyone to know that the High Brass Coffee Company supports the 2nd Amendment and the rights of gun owners everywhere.”
So where did Blair and Parrish find the inspiration to found a coffee business aimed at outdoorsmen? “First and foremost, a love for coffee,” Parrish said. “Good coffee.” Whether coffee consumers are hunting, fishing, camping, shooting, or simply enjoying the great outdoors, Parrish says a cup of his company’s brew is sure to help get any day started right.
High Brass Coffee offers a large variety of coffees. As to whether any one blend can be considered their best seller, Parrish says it’s hard to know. “Because of our proximity to the Blue Ridge Mountains here in Virginia, our Blue Ridge Blend is a very popular choice,” he said. “Overall, the Black Powder Blend is probably our most popular. It’s a Sumatra based blend and it has a very rich, smooth flavor.”
High Brass has a local following but is working its way to the national level, and Parrish says the future looks bright. “We are both humbled and amazed at the support we have received,” he said.
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