Community Caravan

Written by Cafe Campesino on Aug 1, 2007 in Community Caravan, NEWSLETTER |

What is supposed to be downtime in the Café Campesino world is turning out to be just the opposite!

On July 16th, after spending a long, hard week training Americus’ youth (including Tripp’s son Hugh and daughter Maria Sol), in the art of soccer… European-style, Eurotech coaches Petr Prochazka of the Czech Republic and Robert Bartlett of Scotland visited us at the roastery to get a break from the oppressive heat and learn about this thing called Café Campesino. Petr and Robert – it was a pleasure meeting you and on behalf of Americus’ soccer fans (and yes, there are many more than one might think), THANK YOU for visiting us down here in the hottest corner of the country’s prettiest state!

Tripp with the Sweet Temptations Coffee Crew

On July 20th, Tripp spent the morning visiting our friends Young and Surelyn Lee and family and their top-notch staff at Sweet Temptations in Suwanee, talking about coffee, organics, and Fair Trade… talk about Southern hospitality – thanks Sweet Temptations for hosting Tripp and family! That afternoon, Tripp traveled over to Buford to visit Café Campesino customer and friend Pam Chandler and her crew at the inviting Red Sky Café to talk coffee, espresso and more coffee. On Sunday, Tripp and family stopped off at long time Café Campesino supporter and customer the Crimson Moon in Dahlonega, Georgia for an outstanding lunch on the Moon’s second floor open porch overlooking the town square. Each of these places is different and all are a must see… check them out, you won’t be disappointed… guaranteed!

This past Saturday (August 4th), Bill hopped on a plane to Colombia for a strictly coffee oriented visit (wink, wink, nudge nudge, say no more, saaaay no more). Stay tuned for more on Bill’s excellent adventures in Colombia!

On Saturday, August 18th, Tripp and his wife will be in sunny Savannah sittin’ at Sentient (the Sentient Bean) sippin’ coffee and splicing together a six-minute segment about sustainable trade with our friend and Sentient Bean owner Kristin and SCAD bud Michael. Stay tuned for a YouTube link to this work in progress in the near future. Then on the 25th and 26th, Geoffrey will be back in town to serve up Café Campesino at the BRAG SummerRide 2007, a Southern Hilly Hundred mile route in beautiful Jasper, Georgia. Jasper is Georgia’s First Mountain City, located in the Marble Capital of Georgia. SummerRide 2007 is an official part of Jasper’s Sesquicentennial Celebration. To learn more about SummerRide 2007, visit

Also on the 25th, our favorite Cooperative Coffees dynamo and keeper of the flame, Abby Welch, will be married to Josh Trantham (who doubles as Café Campesino’s equipment maintenance guy)… Congratulations Abby and Josh!

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