Operation Coffee – Grandpa Joe’s (Ground):
About Operation Coffee
Start the conversation with a quality cup of coffee…
Operation Coffee, a veteran owned coffee company, has given new meaning to “finding your mission” for retired Marine and founder Sam Floyd. Floyd, a Wisconsin veteran, struggled with adjusting to civilian life after returning home in 2005 from a tour in Afghanistan. Like many veterans navigating their post-military careers, he fought a battle for his mental health and at one point, contemplated taking his own life. Floyd felt alienated from his peers and loved ones because of his experiences overseas. He knew that in order to find happiness at home, rediscovering and pursuing a passion would be essential. That passion? Coffee.
This passion was brought on by the many impactful conversations that he’d had over a comforting cup of joe. These conversations became the seed for the blossoming idea that would save Floyd’s life — and potentially the lives of other veterans facing the same post-combat mental health challenges.
About the Wisconsin Veterans Museum
Every purchase from The SHOP helps us at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum fulfill our mission to acknowledge, commemorate, and affirm the role of Wisconsin veterans in the United States of America’s military past and present. We encourage people of all ages to learn about the contributions of Wisconsin veterans and their stories.
You can use our website to look up objects, archives, oral histories and more. Just select from the tabs at the top right corner of our home page: https://wisvetsmuseum.com/. Or visit us in person at the Museum on the Capitol Square in the heart of downtown Madison, Wisconsin at 30 West Mifflin Street. Admission is free and we are open Tuesday through Saturday (closed Mondays) from 10:00am to 5:00pm year round. And April through September, we are also open on Sundays from noon to 5:00pm.
A word from Sam about the blend’s name:
I named it after my Hero, my grandfather Grandpa Joe. He was a quiet, hard working man that raised 10 children with his Bride Lois in a little farmhouse in Wisconsin. He is currently tending God’s garden right now and I can’t wait to see him again. So enjoy this coffee and remember your “Grandpa Joe.” Because we all have one in our lives.
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