Community Caravan

Written by Cafe Campesino on Jun 1, 2005 in Community Caravan, NEWSLETTER |
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The Café Campesino crew for this year’s Bike Ride Across Georgia (BRAG)—veterans Geoffrey Hennies and Alan Cook and newcomers Ann Karp and Joy Young—did a stellar job serving Café Campesino coffee, iced mochas and snacks to this year’s BRAGers. Kudos to Ann and Joy for jumping right in to keep the coffee flowing and the bikers happy! The following is a brief vignette by Ann that we believe captures the BRAG experience beautifully.

“Café Campesino’s coffee service at the summer 2005 Bike Ride Across Georgia (BRAG) was an energizing success! Our little rental truck chugged along from Columbus to Jekyll Island following nearly 2,000 cyclists, and our crew—Geoffrey, Alan, Ann & Joy—served up about 110 pounds (around 3,000 cups!) of java. The favorite drink for groggy pre-ride cyclists was our special “BRAG Brew,” a blend of Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Sumatra coffees, preferably served far before sunrise. And in the hot, muggy afternoons, we served nearly 1,000 iced mochas to grateful cyclists pulling in at the end of their rides. (See sidebar for our iced mocha recipe.) All the while we enjoyed enlightening the thirsty cyclists about Fair Trade coffee and the impact their daily cup can have. We look forward to doing it again next year!”

June 24-July 1: Paddle Georgia – We hope that BRAG crew member Geoffrey rests up quickly now that BRAG 2005 is over because starting on Friday June 24th, he’ll be at it again, serving Café Campesino coffee, iced mochas and snacks to paddlers in the first annual Paddle Georgia. Paddling enthusiasts from all over will come together for the first annual Paddle Georgia, a week-long, 110-mile canoe/kayak adventure on the Chattahoochee River from Buford Dam to Franklin. Daily paddle trips will average 15 miles and participants will be camping nightly, enjoying meals, games, entertainment, educational programs and, of course, Café Campesino Fair Trade coffee. Café Campesino is thrilled to be part of Paddle Georgia 2005, which will raise funds for the Georgia River Network and the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper.

To learn more about Paddle Georgia, visit:http://www.garivers.org/paddlegeorgia/pghome.html.

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