Community Caravan

Written by Cafe Campesino on Dec 5, 2009 in Community Caravan, NEWSLETTER |

Tis the season… for coffee-related events:

Nov. 7th – Habitat for Humanity ReStore Grand Re-Opening – Jason served up lots of coffee samples at our neighbor’s unveiling of a newly remodeled store for recycled and reclaimed building materials.  Thanks for inviting us and hats off to their new digs.

Tripp visits Univ. of Florida (again) – Tripp has been enjoying multiple invitations to speak with groups at UF. Most recently, he participated in a panel discussion regarding sustainability practices and also spoke with a group of graduate students at The Poe Center for Business Ethics Education and Research.

Visitors from Atlanta area – Our friend and Program Officer at Catholic Relief Services Southeast, Simone Blanchard, recently brought an interfaith group comprised of Christians, Muslims, and Jews to Americus. Their stops included a visit to our coffee house, a tour of Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village, and a stayover at Koinonia Farm where they learned some of the civil rights history of our area. We hope to see them again.

Nov. 14th – Our Café Campesino Grand Opening celebration was a hit. Thanks to everyone who showed up to support us! We had more than 50 people stop by our new coffee shop in the Sweet Auburn Curb Market to sample some of our favorite coffees and Maria’s signature cookies, scones and muffins. Our Atlanta crew is also selling holiday gift baskets and 1-pound bags of coffee for take home, so put it on your list of places to shop over the next few weeks. It is open Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., and parking is free with validation. Also, if you are in Atlanta, check out the Sweet Auburn Curb Market’s Holiday Tree Decorating Contest, which donates decorated trees to needy families in the Atlanta area. First place winners of the contest get a FREE beer tasting for 20 people at Five Seasons Brewing Co. in Atlanta. Learn more online.

Café Campesino Atlanta, inside the Sweet Auburn Curb Market, 209 Edgewood Ave. SE, Atlanta 30303. (404) 254-2029.

Nov. 18th – a live music event – Information Superhighway, from Chicago, Ill., warmed up the coffee house and warehouse on a chilly night with their super music that included many tracks from their latest album “First Morning”. The night was a hit and we hope to see them back here at the roastery sometime in Spring 2010. In the meantime, you can check out their MySpace

Nov. 21st and 22nd – Geoffrey, Bill, Dave, and a group of fair trading partners from Eastern Illinois University brewed and served more than 240 gallons (that’s right, I said GALLONS!) of coffee to many of the thousands who attended the School of the Americas Vigil at Ft. Benning in Columbus, GA. It was a bit cool and rainy but that didn’t keep the vigilers away and it certainly didn’t slow down coffee sales. Café Campesino is proud to donate all profits from this event to SOA Watch each time we attend (now in our 11th year). To learn more about SOA Watch and the annual vigil,

Group from Eastern Illinois University that handled serving the bulk of the 240 gallons of coffee to the thousands of thirsty vigilers. We couldn’t have done it without their help!

Nov. 30th – El Salvador – Tripp just headed down to El Salvador with Cooperative Coffee’s producer relations manager Monika Firl to meet with our friends at ACOES as well as a number of other coffee cooperatives in the country. Tripp and Monika will be there for an action-packed week of meetings and producer visits. Stay tuned for updates as they become available.

Dec. 11th – Our Annual Holiday Open House – Join us from 7pm to 9pm at the roastery and coffee house for fun, food, coffee, and conversation at this Friday night event. We’ll also have some gift items and ideas available for your shopping pleasure. We welcome you to come and hang out with us to celebrate the season.

Dec. 12th- Café Campesino Atlanta hosts a Holiday Open House Extravaganza! The day includes a free Candy House Decorating Party- Café Campesino Atlanta provides edible houses and supplies and you do the decorating; Holiday Harp Music from 2-4 pm and a 10% Discount all day long on holiday gift baskets and whole bean coffee. Join them for the fun!

Dec. 19th – Café Campesino Atlanta will be celebrating the Sweet Auburn Curb Market’s Christmas Holiday Fest. Winners for the Holiday Tree Decorating Contest will be announced at 1 p.m. Learn more at

***Holiday schedules for Americus and Atlanta***

Café Campesino Atlanta will be closed Friday, Dec. 25, Saturday, Dec. 26. and Friday, Jan. 1. Regular store hours are Monday-Friday, 6:30am-5:30pm and Saturday from 8am-5pm.
Our Roastery and Coffee House in Americus will be closed Dec. 24,25,26,31 and Jan. 1.  Regular hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30am-5:30pm and Saturday 9am-1pm.

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