Community Caravan

Written by Cafe Campesino on Sep 1, 2008 in Community Caravan, NEWSLETTER |

Coffee House Update:

Well, a huge THANKS to the estimated 200+ folks who came to our August 16th Open House here at 725 Spring Street! And kudos to our coffee house staff who pulled off a truly festive, gluttonous and, yes, caffeinated event in fine, fine form! We are so grateful for the support of our community and are committed to Café Campesino’s continued evolution as Americus’ coffee gathering place! To help our customers stay current on all the happenings at the Coffee House – additions to the menu, exciting events and the like – we’ve added a section to our blog titled Coffee House Happenings. Stay tuned for what we promise to be a steady stream of newsworthy announcements from the Coffee House, like, for example, the upcoming addition of Marysol’s mouthwatering empanadas to our fare… mmmmmmgood… get in my belly!

Two weeks ago, first thing in the morning on August 21st, Café Campesino was visited by our friends from the Middle Flint Chapter of the American Red Cross to launch their very own Middle Flint Special Blend (aka Maty’s Blend). They will be using this delectable fair trade coffee blend of Ethiopia Sidamo Full City and Colombia Medium, which happens to be our special of the month, to raise sorely needed funding for the all-important work they do here in our own Sumter County and the surrounding counties of Dooley, Macon, Schley and Webster.

We’d like to take this opportunity to also congratulate Café Campesino loyal friend and supporter Marty McDonald on his appointment as chairman of the Middle Flint Chapter of the American Red Cross. Thank you Marty for all you do for Café Campesino and our great Southwest Georgia community!

Last Friday, August 22nd, David Campbell, Jimmy Foglio, and Tripp Pomeroy drove out to Koinonia Farm to celebrate the life of David Castle (1924-2008). David was a Steward at Koinonia, where he and his wonderful wife Ellie have lived and served for the past 10 years. The following is a link to the Koinonia website, where a lovely tribute to David has been posted. On behalf of everyone here at Café Campesino, we thank David for everything he did to leave this world a better place, and wish Ellie and the rest of the Castle family all the best.


On Wednesday, September 24th… the Americus-Sumter Chamber of Commerce will be at Café Campesino, with a very large pair of scissors, hosting the official Café Campesino Coffee House Ribbon Cutting. Anyone within a day’s drive should be here for the event, which runs from 11:00am – 12:00pm. Free coffee and samples of our baked treats will be in abundance… please join us!

From October 1-5 Tripp and Bill will be up in Traverse City, Michigan participating in Cooperative Coffees’ annual meeting, which is being hosted by our great friends at Higher Grounds. This annual event will bring together the coop’s now 24 members to discuss business, hear from four of our producer partners and plan for the future. Café Campesino is a founding member of Cooperative Coffees, a roaster-owned, green coffee importing cooperative that partners with small-scale coffee farmers to build direct, fair trade relationships

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