ROGERS, Ark., & Portland, Ore.  (Nov. 9, 2023) — Two prominent forces in the specialty coffee industry, Onyx Coffee Lab and Proud Mary Coffee, have come together to introduce a distinctive collaborative coffee called Duet Not Duel.

Duet Not Duel combines selections from each roaster. It marries Colombian producer Pedro Echavarria’s honey processed Chiroso variety, selected by Onyx, and Honduras producer Javier Fernandez’s Parainema natural, handpicked by Proud Mary. The result is a harmonious symphony of flavors, designed to perform exceptionally well with any brewing style or method.

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Jon Allen, co-founder of Onyx Coffee Lab, expressed his excitement about this collaboration, stating, “In partnering with Proud Mary Coffee, we’ve found solidarity with like-minded roasters who prioritize quality, sustainability, and transparency. The Duet Not Duel coffee is a testament to our shared values, and it’s a true delight to bring this exceptional coffee to our customers.”

For Nolan Hirte, Proud Mary Coffee founder, this collaboration just made sense. “We’re a really small part of a massive industry, so working together to grow the industry is good for all of us. Creating awareness around what makes us all so special and unique, including our producers, is important and there’s an impact all around.”

The Duet Not Duel coffee is available for pre-order now at Onyx and Proud Mary websites. The anticipated ship date is November 17, 2023.

About Onyx Coffee Lab
Onyx Coffee Lab, headquartered in Rogers, Ark., is dedicated to the art and science of coffee. With the mantra of “Never Settle for Good Enough,” the team travels to find the absolute best coffees, visiting different countries, continents and terrains. High standards for coffee scores and flavors result in roast profiles that make the coffees shine in each cup. Follow Onyx on Instagram at @onyxcoffeelab.

The mantra “Never Settle for Good Enough” is behind each and every part of the business, from its sustainable production and sourcing, to its leadership development, designs and service. Visit to learn more.

About Proud Mary Coffee
Proud Mary a family-owned, quality-obsessed coffee company with cafes and roasteries in Australia and the US. Their aim is to “change the way you start your day so dramatically, there’s no going back.” Co-founded in 2009 by Nolan and Shari Hirte, meaningful connections have always been at the heart of what the company stands for.  Proud Mary wants to blow minds through coffee quality, change lives through genuine relationships with producers drive value in paying more for coffee along the way. Follow Proud Mary on Instagram at @proudmaryusa and join them in their everyday mission to “Excite Customers, Share Stories and Make a Difference” at

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