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Written by Cafe Campesino on Jan 5, 2010 in Community Caravan, NEWSLETTER |
Annual Open House our Best Ever

December 11th’s open house was our best yet! Thanks to all of you who came out to support us (and a big thanks to Rebecca and Joe for organizing such a wonderful event).  The coffee house was packed with supporters/revelers, despite it being one of Americus’ busiest nights of the holiday season; and food, libations and festivities were plentiful all night long.  We look forward to our 2010 Holiday Open House that will be held about the same time in December, so put it on your calendars. If 2010 is anything like 2009, a good time will be had by all.

Our best open house event yet.  Thanks for all of your support.
Also, a special thanks to all of you who donated to our Colombian producer partner, Fondo Paez, that has been struggling financially since their coffee crop was damaged by unseasonably harsh weather last year. To date, the fundraising effort has raised $944 for the cooperative that will help its members meet their most basic living expenses. We promise to keep you updated on their progress as the year goes on.  And if you’d like make a donation to the fund,click here We’re hoping to raise at least $1500.  Please help us reach that goal, if you’re able.

Dec. 12 – Café Campesino Atlanta welcomed Santa Claus and hosted a gingerbread house decorating party. The newly opened coffee shop hosts regular events for its customers, so stay tuned for updates

Jan. 4: Café Campesino Atlantaadded affordable and healthy food options to its menu. Delicious new food offerings include: breakfast burritos, breakfast bagels, cherry almond steel cut oats, tofu or tuna wraps and homemade soups. Join Café Campesino Atlanta for breakfast, lunch or coffee at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market located at 209 Edgewood Ave. SE. Traveling South on I-75/85, take Exit 248D for Jesse Hill Jr. Drive. Traveling North, take Exit 248B at Edgewood Ave. Free parking for the first 90 minutes with validation.

Jan. 14: Movie night at the coffee house.  Doors open at 7:30pm.  Movie starts at 8pm.  The FREE screening this month: “Stripes” starring Bill Murray and John Candy.  A classic, hilarious movie.  Hope you will join us.

Jan. 14-23: Bill and Tripp head to Peru for another excellent adventure.  First stop: Lima, Peru for the Coop Sol annual meeting.  (Coop Sol is the Canadian office of Cooperative Coffees.)  After a day of business meeting, our troops will head out into the field to visit with our friends and partners.  Tripp will head to San Martin de Pangoa to meet with our friend Esperanza Dionisio Castillo, CAC Pangoa’s General Manager, and her fellow cooperative members.  Meanwhile, Bill is headed to Piura, Montero, and Jaen for meetings and field visits with CENFROCAFE and CEPICAFE.  It is sure to be a great experience as we work to deepen our relationship with the farmers who continue to work so hard for the quality coffee we have come to enjoy.  Stay tuned for a trip report (with pictures) in the February edition of Fair Grounds.

Jan. 16-17:  Urban Cannibals, a newly opened urban market in Atlanta’s East Atlanta Village, will be hosting “Cafe Campesino Days” on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  They will be sampling some single origins and blends, and Nema will be on hand to answer questions about Fair Trade and Cafe Campesino.  If you’re in the area, check it out!  Also, learn more about Urban Cannibals and their delicious made-to-order foods on their Facebook page:

Saturday, Jan. 30: Live blues music with “Out of the Box” and coffee specials at Café Campesino Atlanta, 3-5 p.m.  Visit to learn more.  Find us inside the Sweet Auburn Curb Market at 209 Edgewood Ave. SE.

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