Copper Moon Coffee Helps Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Reach for the Moon

Copper Moon Coffee Helps Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Reach for the Moon

LAFAYETTE, Indiana (August 2020) – One small step for man, one giant leap for a coffee company. Copper Moon Coffee is pleased to announce a new mission to help future innovators Reach for the Moon® through a partnership with the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF). This partnership will position the best and brightest university students to continue pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) with substantial scholarships.

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation was created in 1984 by the Mercury 7 astronauts to ensure the United States would be the global leader in technology for decades to come. The prestigious Astronaut Scholarship is known nationwide for being among the largest merit-based monetary scholarships awarded to undergraduate STEM Juniors and Seniors.

“We are inspired by the way coffee always seems to bring people into the same orbit,” says Copper Moon Coffee CEO, Brad Gutwein. “And we are delighted that our coffee along with the support from ASF will be helping these students keep their eyes on the stars as they become the innovators of tomorrow. These students have a proven track record of being highly intelligent, ambitious, and passionate about science, exploration, and innovation. We are very proud of all the hard work and ingenuity that have positioned them to become part of this prestigious organization.”

“Coffee plays such a beautiful support role in our lives,” says ASF President & CEO, Caroline Schumacher. “We share a cup of coffee with friends and family when catching up, fueling late-night studying for important exams, morning routine before work, and the perfect companion for the daily commute. We are thrilled to welcome Copper Moon Coffee into the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Family to share in our commitment to giving future Astronaut Scholars the opportunity to reach for the moon!”

Copper Moon Coffee’s mantra of Reach for the Moon® goes above and beyond a tagline. It’s a commitment to roasting great coffee to help inspire others to do great things. Big things. Otherworldly things. Or the one thing that gets you out of bed every morning. So, whether you are preparing for interstellar travel or just trying to get out the door on time—whatever the journey—always remember to…Reach for the Moon®.


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About Copper Moon Coffee

Copper Moon Coffee, LLC, is a family-owned coffee roastery in Lafayette, Indiana. Focused on a simple mission: to create evenly roasted, uniquely smooth, high-grade coffee—giving you a perfectly satisfying taste that’s out of this world. We do this with our family values of integrity, trust, and hospitality. Copper Moon Coffee operates a state-of-the-art, food-grade certified roastery, and is a certified roaster of Organic, Fair-Trade, and Kosher coffees. Consumers can Reach for the Moon® online ( and at retailers across the country.

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About Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides annually more than 50 scholarships to the most brilliant and talented college students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). They aide the United States in retaining its world leadership in technology and innovation by supporting the very best and brightest scholars in STEM while commemorating the legacy of America’s pioneering astronauts. To learn more or to get involved, visit

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