ORANGE PARK – Millions of web surfers have seen the video and soon, Orange Park residents will be able to try the coffee that Sheriff Darryl Daniels enjoys every morning. It doesn’t have to be …
ORANGE PARK – Millions of web surfers have seen the video and soon, Orange Park residents will be able to try the coffee that Sheriff Darryl Daniels enjoys every morning. It doesn’t have to be the result of an early morning SWAT raid however. All it will take is a trip to Urban Bean Coffeehouse Cafe.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the local coffee shop to create a special “Sheriff’s Blend.”
“The sheriff came to us with the idea and said that he thought it could help raise some money for the Police Athletic League,” said Urban Bean Owner DuWayne Hagel. “We always love being involved and giving back to the community and this seemed like a great way to do that.”
CCSO Public Information Officer Christopher Padgett responded to questions via email and said the sheriff first got the idea to approach Urban Bean after the coffee video went viral. The sheriff saw it as a unique way to build off the message that the video started.
When asked about how much money they hope to raise for PAL, Padgett said that any amount would be a win but he hopes to raise a record-breaking amount to help benefit the community.
Padgett also said the sheriff had a clear vision of the type of blend he wanted to see produced.
“A blend of coffee that mirrored the high quality of service provided by our agency to the community,” said Padgett. “Only a high-quality coffee would do.”
Hagel said that it wasn’t too difficult to come up with the right blend for the partnership.
“We had kind of an idea of what he likes for coffee,” said Hagel. “I know he likes his coffee strong, so we took some of our stronger coffees and created a blend with those.”
The blend has already been given Daniels’ stamp of approval. Hagel said the sheriff has been by several times to sample the blend and he’s always left happy.
Padgett confirmed Hagel’s statement on the sheriff’s opinion of the blend.
“The community will be just as amazed at the taste as the sheriff was,” said Padgett. “He loves it.”
Sheriff’s Blend won’t be available by the cup at Urban Bean, it will be sold as the whole bean blend for customers to take home and make themselves. Hagel said that they’re offering it mostly as a whole bean coffee because he believes it’s better to brew it immediately after grinding the beans, but they’ll work with customer requests as well.
Hagel said they’re in the process of finalizing the artwork on the bag that Sheriff’s Blend will be sold in. He said that he hopes the blend will be ready to sell within the next two weeks barring any complications with the printing process.
Those two weeks can’t go by fast enough for any citizens looking to take their own “three big gulps,” words that went viral in a video in which Daniels stands in a home where the SWAT had entered and he talks about how those commit crimes in Clay County may end up having morning coffee with Daniels as the result of a raid like the one in the video. The video got more than 9 million views online.