Minnesota Hometown Airline to serve MATTER Coffee on every flight, raising money to expand access to health locally and abroad.

MINNEAPOLIS – September 1, 2016 – Sun Country Airlines is now offering passengers a special new blend of coffee with a cause; the proceeds of which will go towards expanding health locally and globally.

Every Sun Country Airlines flight will now be fueled by MATTER Coffee, a coffee curated by a Minnesota global non-profit, MATTER, on a mission to expand health next door and around the world. The new MATTERblend roast features a unique flavor profile, accented with a palate of caramel, walnuts and red currants, giving the blend a big, full body.
The roast is produced by Edina, Minnesota-based Berry Coffee Company using premium, responsibly sourced beans from Panama and Rwanda, roasted specifically to create a distinctive flavor.

Zarir Erani, President and Chief Executive Officer at Sun Country Airlines, says, “Offering a superior in-flight experience is of paramount importance to us, and we know it’s the little things that make that experience special, like a great cup of coffee. Then, to know that great cup of coffee is also going towards helping people get access to much-needed health makes MATTER Coffee a wonderful addition to our in-flight menu.”

Fifty percent of the profits from the coffee bought by Sun Country Airlines are donated to further MATTER’s mission of expanding access to health to all, next door and around the world.

“We’re so excited to be taking MATTER Coffee to new heights and provide a great roast aboard the aircraft. But more importantly, the MATTERblend roast is giving every Sun Country passenger the opportunity to give back,” says Steve Brehm, President of Berry Coffee Company.

Quenton Marty, President of MATTER, says, “We’re building a movement of people who believe they have the power to solve the world’s greatest challenges right with their own two hands. That’s why we created MATTER Coffee. Simply, we believe we can do good and drink great coffee, and we’re sure Sun Country Airlines’ passengers will agree.”

MATTER Coffee will be served on all Sun Country Airlines flights starting Thursday, September 1.


MATTER is a global nonprofit on a mission to expand access to health, next door and around the world to 10 million people by the end of 2018. Internationally, MATTER ships life-saving medical supplies and equipment, outfitting hospitals and clinics in of the hardest to reach corners of the world. Locally, MATTER fights the poverty barrier associated with access to healthy food through the MATTERbox program; an innovative solution to hunger relief & nutrition education. For more information, visit
Berry Coffee Co. Founded in 1979, Minnesota-based Berry Coffee Company has earned a reputation for world-class service by providing fresh roasted coffee and a large variety of other refreshment services to the greater metropolitan business community. We like to think of ourselves as the small local providers with a big reputation. Starting our with one truck and a vision for quality service, Berry Coffee has become the largest independently owned coffee service organization in the State of Minnesota. For more information, visit
Sun Country Airlines (MN Airlines, LLC d.b.a. Sun Country Airlines) is based in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. The award-winning airline, which flies to popular destinations across the U.S., Mexico, Costa Rica and the Caribbean, has earned a reputation for offering world-class service at an affordable price. The airline offers vacation packages through Sun Country Vacations, a program that allows travelers to book airfare, hotel, rental cars, tour attractions and more in a single, convenient transaction. The Hometown Airline also offers Sun Country Charters—taking your private charter group virtually anywhere with a commitment to reliable and customized service.
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