Sarah and Raphael Perrier are founders and owners of Kahwa Coffee Roasting Company, which opened as a wholesale roaster in St. Petersburg in 2006 and two years later opened their first coffee shop. Today the company has 11 shops and the brand is carried at hundreds of restaurants not only in the Tampa Bay region, but all over Florida and also nationwide.
The couple is being honored at the LocalShops1 Community Awards, which take place 4-7 pm Sunday, Aug. 14, at the Vinoy Resort in downtown St. Petersburg.
"Our local community is very important to us and we love working with and supporting local nonprofit organizations," the couple writes on their website. "We donate our time and products to countless events and organizations in the Tampa Bay area."
The couple lives in St. Petersburg with their two children.
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