The Ava Gardner Trust and Legacy Talent and Entertainment, in collaboration with Breakfast at Dominique’s, are thrilled to announce the debut of the Officially Licensed Ava Gardner Signature Coffee Blend! This is a perfect collaboration for the Ava Gardner Trust because it authentically speaks to something Ava Gardner truly enjoyed, a great cup of coffee.

After months of meticulous crafting, the blend, titled The Goddess Blend, has been created with the tastes and desires of Ava Gardner herself in mind. The Goddess Blend is a dark roasted, full-bodied blend of Sumatra and Columbian coffees. Each brewed cup is strong, bold, and has the perfect touch of smokiness – very reminiscent of the legacy of Ava Gardner.

“Ava Gardner was a true Goddess. We are thrilled that her legacy continues with a full bodied and smokey “Goddess Blend” coffee collaboration with Breakfast at Dominique’s,” said Melinda Morris Zanoni, CEO Legacy Talent and Entertainment, LLC. 

Each bag is 12oz of fresh ground coffee. The coffee itself is fair trade, organic, sugar-free, vegan-friendly, gluten-free, kosher, and roasted in the USA by a woman-owned roastery with over a decade of experience. The Goddess Blend packaging features a gold foil signature and a timeless black-and-white iconic image of Ava Gardner taken by Norman Parkinson in December 1953 at the height of Gardner’s fame.

Graphic with Bag Ava Gardner Signature Coffee

“Ava was an avid coffee drinker who preferred a strong cup. She especially liked coffee in the morning to kick-start her day… I know Ava Gardner would have loved partnering with Dominique. Ava adored young, energetic, and ambitious entrepreneurs working hard to make their way in the world,” said Ava Thompson, Co-Trustee and Great Niece of Ava Gardner.

The coffee blend can be purchased directly from Breakfast At Dominique’s online at or at the Ava Gardner Museum in Smithfield, NC. The Ava Gardner Museum is located in Downtown Smithfield, at 325 E. Market Street. For more information, visit, call 919-934-5830, or email

Dominique Benedict, Breakfast At Dominique’s Owner, said, “I created this company to introduce these incredible legacies and their stories to new audiences and as a creative new way to incorporate their glamour into our everyday lives. To be able to have Ava Gardner in our lineup – in our first year as a business at that – is such an incredible honor! She was a trailblazer and lived life her way no matter what and I think that is something we all should take inspiration from. I can only hope Ava herself would be proud to be associated with a small, woman-owned business like ours. We went the extra mile to create coffee that carried the traits Ava looked for in her own brew." 

More Information on Legacy & the Trust

ABOUT LEGACY TALENT AND ENTERTAINMENT, LLC: Legacy Talent and Entertainment (LTE) is the most established and recognized Talent Company in the Southeast and maintains a presence in Malibu, California. LTE provides professional talent representation services to select celebrities and iconic estates, including representing exclusive talent and some of the highest profile legends. LTE and its extensive network of relationships with brands, studios, television networks, news media, and Fortune 500 companies allows LTE to partner its clients with endorsers, licensing campaigns, publishing houses, film and TV, digital media, and other avenues of connecting with fans in order to advance its clients’ legacies. Please visit our website and follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

ABOUT AVA GARDNER TRUST: Ava Gardner established her Trust in 1986. It has evolved through the years, and today, it is responsible for the management of the intellectual property of Ava Gardner including trademarks and copyrights. The Trust works to exploit image and publicity rights in order to provide funds for the beneficiaries of the Trust. Moreover, the Trust seeks to preserve the legacy of Ava Gardner and to introduce her to a new generation of fans. Ava was courageous, independent, kind, and generous. All of the residual funds of the Trust go to charities and non-profits selected by Ava and her family. Her compassion and boundless generosity continue through her Trust. For more information please contact