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Coffee for A Cause: Popovers Donates to African Memorial

NH Coffee Shop Supports African Memorial Effort

Supporting a charity or cause is a great way for businesses to connect with their customers and show them that they really care about the local community.

So we were excited – as caffeine addicts, marketers, and members of the Seacoast community – to see a special offer from Popovers on the Square which will happen Wednesday.

As part of celebrating its fifth anniversary in business, the European bistro-style cafe will donate 50%  of the price of each coffee-based product sold on Aug. 10 (from 7 a.m. – 11 p.m)  to the cause of creating a memorial park for the African Burying Ground.  Additionally, Popovers owner John Tinios will match every donation personally.


The African Burying Ground effort strives to memorialize those buried in a part of the city identified on a 1705 map as “Negro Burying Ground.” The area was paved over when the city expanded in subsequent years.

Coffins in the area at the intersection of Court and Chestnut streets were accidentally unearthed in 2003 by city workers. The city of Portsmouth has since formed a blue ribbon committee to create a memorial at the site.

To make a small donation to the effort, all you need to do is buy a coffee at Popovers on the Square, strategically positioned in Market Square, on Wednesday.

The promotion essentially means that 100% of all coffee sales on Wednesday at Popovers will be donated to the African Burying Ground. It is a generous offer from Mr. Tinios.

And be sure to tweet this, share it on Facebook, post to Google+ or share it in whatever way is going to spread the word. Download a flyer in support of the effort here.