Bears and beards and coffee? Oh my!

26th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Leading Australian coffee roasters Seven Miles has made giving back as easy as buying a flat white at your local, serving up your daily dose of caffeine with an extra shot of feel-good vibes thanks to their latest creation, Bear and the Beard, in partnership with Bear Cottage.

Bear Cottage children’s hospice is a very special place, dedicated to caring for children with life-limiting illnesses. Named after the cute collaboration between the cottage (bear) and coffee baristas who are well known for their facial hair (beard), the new coffee range builds on an existing 14-year relationship between the two Sydney natives.

Bear Cottage is the only children’s hospice in NSW.

While bears and baristas may not have a lot in common, there are a few things they can agree on – beards; the rich dark chocolate, maple syrup and hazelnut praline flavours of this coffee; and helping sick children and their families.

For every kilo of Bear and the Beard sold, $1 will go directly into the paws of this amazing cause, giving an even warmer glow from a cup of joe, bearing in mind that as the cup fills with coffee, it’s also filling the cups of this important charity.

While many people are having a tough time at the moment, so too are our charities, who rely on the generous donations of others. With most of us happy to fork out a few dollars for a quality cup of coffee, you can now feel twice as good, knowing some of the price of that coffee will be going to a great cause.

Coffee with extra perks: buy Bear and the Beard and you’ll be helping Bear Cottage care for sick kids.

Launching in cafes this August, this medium-roast blend is designed to hit the sweet spot – from a beautifully balanced flat white to a rich, punchy long black. This blend of coffees from Latin America and Indonesia delivers a smooth, sweet richness that blends beautifully with milk for an indulgent, syrupy body that will make all coffee-lovers roar with delight.

“Supporting our community is a core part of our identity and we’re proud to deliver on that promise through Bear and the Beard, offering not just exceptional coffee, but supporting those that bring joy and compassion to the most vulnerable members of our community,” says Jenny Willits, Seven Miles CEO.

Beards, bears… and labradors: a hard-working Bear Cottage staffer takes a coffee break.

Narelle Martin, Bear Cottage’s Nursing Unit Manager, says the charity is incredibly grateful to Seven Miles for their support of Bear Cottage over the years.

“To have this opportunity to raise funds and awareness through the launch of their Bear and the Beard coffee range is really exciting,” she says. “It’s the generosity of the community that ensures we’re able to continue to provide this very special sanctuary for children and families, and we can’t thank Seven Miles enough for all they have done.”

Bear and the Beard is available online at or from these cafes:


The Incinerator Cafe, 2A Small Street, Willoughby
Street Bean Espresso, Shop 1/3-5 Myahgah Road, Mosman
Nourished@Bally, 139 Balgownie Road, Balgownie


Dark Fluid Espresso, Shop 33, Easy T Shopping Centre, 510 Christine Ave, Robina
Boat Legs Cafe, 33 Damian Leeding Park, Watersport Lane, Oxenford
Aurenda Coffee Co., 1 Moreton Parade, Kings Beach


Pitch Black Cafe, 14 Rivett Place, Rivett