Considering Baylor’s long history in Waco, it’s easy to forget that the University actually started out over 100 miles south in Independence, Texas. In recent years, Baylor has become more involved in actively remembering and helping restore the University’s original site; incoming freshmen who go through Line Camp now visit Independence, and a new walking trail that passes through the original campus was dedicated a couple of years ago.
With that in mind, it makes sense that Baylor would get involved with a company like Independence Coffee Co. Earlier this week, I read that the coffeemakers are now offering a line of Baylor Signature Series Coffees with names like “Oso Delicious” and “Bruin Brew.” Royalties from the sales will be used by Baylor to support historic preservation efforts in and around Independence, including the renovation and maintenance of the original Baylor campus.
If you’re interested in ordering, say, a bag of the “Sic ‘em Special” or “1845 Charter Blend,” you can place your order online at independencecoffee.com. I’m not a coffee drinker myself, so hopefully some of you will let me know what you think. This might be a nice Christmas gift for the coffee fans among my friends and family.
Sic ’em, Independence Coffee!