Operation Coffee – Patches, Organic (Whole Bean):
About Operation Coffee
Start the conversation with a quality cup of coffee…
By founding Operation Coffee, Wisconsin veteran Sam Floyd (USMC) has truly found his mission. At first, after returning home in 2005 from a tour in Afghanistan, Floyd struggled to adjust to civilian life. 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. Because of his experiences overseas, Floyd felt alienated from his friends and loved ones. Therefore, he knew that in order to find happiness at home, rediscovering and pursuing a passion would be essential. That passion? Coffee.
Since Sam had had many impactful conversations over a cup of joe, he decided coffee itself would be his passion. 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.
From the Back of the Package…
My father got his nickname 50 years ago. Recently discharged from the army, Mike, like many other Vietnam vets was trying to adjust to a divided country. As a medic, dad was trained to patch physical wounds but not emotional ones. He found relief in the “Cheers-like” comradery that existed at Scud’s – a local gathering spot. One evening dad entered Scud’s wearing jeans covered with patches sewn on by his mom. Those jeans not only fit the latest fashion trends but were dad’s symbol of the medic-to-civilian transition he was going through. Among friends, dad became “Patches” that night.
This blend of coffee named after my father is my daily reminder to work hard, stay humble, devote to family and help others along the journey of this life.
Proud to be called “Patches’ son … Sam
About the Wisconsin Veterans Museum
Thank you for visiting the Wisconsin Veterans Museum website! The WVM has been a proud Smithsonian Affiliate since 2013. With award-winning exhibits and programs, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum exists to acknowledge, commemorate, and affirm the role of Wisconsin veterans in the United States of America’s military past and present. The WVM is an educational activity of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs whose webpage can be found here. All purchases, both here online and in person at the Museum located on Capitol Square in Madison, Wisconsin, help us to fulfill our mission. Thank you. And by purchasing Operation Coffee, a veteran-owned business, from us, you’re helping a Wisconsin veteran-owned business too.
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