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Annual fundraiser aims to help BTAA

| November 5, 2022 1:00 AM

SANDPOINT — Evans Brothers Coffee Roasters is hosting an annual fundraiser benefiting Better Together Animal Alliance through the end of the year.

The event is in memory of Erik Bruhjell, a 22-year-old Sandpoint resident who passed away in July 2018. A portion of sales will be donated to BTAA, with the goal of raising $5,000 to help local animals in need. Toward that end, Evans Brothers created a special coffee blend called the “Bruhjell Blend” which is available to purchase online or in any of their three cafes in Sandpoint, Coeur d'Alene and Spokane.

Bruhjell is deeply missed in the community by his friends and family who remember him as a wonderful human being that loved people, animals, and the environment. Bruhjell loved coffee and Evans Brothers, where he was a regular customer. Since his passing, this event has raised thousands of dollars for BTAA, which are used to fund community-based programs like the shelter’s helpline, spay and neuter fund, and medical help for sick or injured animals.

For those who may prefer to donate directly to BTAA in Erik’s memory, a link is available on the Evans Brothers website.

Visit for more information and to purchase the special Erik Bruhjell blend or visit to purchase limited edition Bruhjell blend merchandise.