Community Caravan

Written by Cafe Campesino on Jul 8, 2010 in Community Caravan, NEWSLETTER |


Another excellent summer event season is upon us with the occurrence of BRAG (Bike Ride Across Georgia) and Paddle GA in June.  Geoffrey and Nick served hundreds upon hundreds of gallons of coffee and mucho iced mochas between the two events.  Here’s a pic of the traveling coffee house during Paddle GA:
June 15th saw a nice turnout for a Mexican fiesta as a fundraiser for our local Habitat for Humanity softball team.  Good food and fun.
June 22nd: Carrie Wagner of Asheville, NC, visited for a book signing and presentation detailing her experiences as a Habitat for Humanity worker in Uganda.  The book and more info are available here.
June 28th: Another poetry night at the coffee house for the Americus-Sumter Poetry Society.  Stay tuned for their next event.
July 17th-25th: Tripp, Bill, and 4 others are headed to Colombia to visit our friends and partners at Fondo Paez.  It has been a tough year for the Fondo Paez community.  We hope that they find encouragement in Cafe Campesino’s visit.  We find encouragement and consider it a special time when able to visit our producer partners.  And we hope to have full details of the adventure in next month’s edition of Fair Grounds.
August – The Cafe Campesino Coffee House turns two years old in August!  Stay tuned for info about a celebration that is in the planning stages as this edition goes to “print”.

Atlanta – 
Wednesday, June 23:
Café Campesino Atlanta partnered with Grady Hospital’s Vocational Rehabilitation Department to sample iced coffees & teas to students at Georgia State University. Grady will be sampling with Café Campesino Atlanta every Wednesday during the summer. Thanks, Grady!
Thursday, July 1: Fair Trade Book Club met in Atlanta. Reading: The No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade by David Ransom. ContactCaroline DeMitchell for details.
Friday, July 9: Screening of coffee trade documentary, “Black Gold,” in Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn Curb Market. Café Campesino Atlanta partners with Slow Food Atlanta, the Sweet Auburn Curb Market, Green City Market, and the Atlanta Audubon Society to put on a screening of the internationally acclaimed documentary, “Black Gold,” which details the Ethiopian coffee trade and underscores the need for the Fair Trade alternative. Food and drinks (including a generous beer donation from 5 Seasons Brewing-Westside) will begin at 6:15 p.m. in the market. Movie & discussion follow. Register online! The Sweet Auburn Curb Market is located at 209 Edgewood Ave. SE, Atlanta, Georgia.
Thursday, July 15: Fair Trade Book Club meets in Atlanta. Reading: The Coffee Book: Anatomy of an Industry- from Crop to the Last Drop by Nina Luttinger and Gregory Dicum. ContactCaroline DeMitchell to participate.
Thursday, July 29: Fair Trade Book Club meets in Atlanta. Reading: Brewing Justice: Fair Trade Coffee, Sustainability and Survival, by Daniel Jaffee. Contact Caroline DeMitchell to participate.
Friday, July 30: Atlanta’s Urban Picnic, hosted by the Sweet Auburn Curb Market. Atlanta’s Urban Picnics bring together street food vendors and other grab-and-go fresh and tasty food stands to the market the final Fridays of the spring and summer months. Café Campesino Atlanta will be serving up iced coffees and teas.

Sweetwater Organic Coffee in Gainesville, FL
Sweetwater has been invited to serve coffee alongside other local businesses by the Alachua County Office of Sustainability.  In partnership with Florida Organic Growers, Abundant Edible Landscapes, Univ. of Florida’s Young Entrepreneurs in Leadership and Sustainability, and the Downtown Rotary Club’s generous sponsorship, the group will install an organic demonstration garden on Saturday, July 10th, at the County Administration Building on the corner of University Ave. and Main St. in Downtown Gainesville. The area will be a living classroom for growing organic fruits and vegetables while providing fresh, healthy, and local food to nutritionally disadvantaged communities in the area.

On July 22nd, Sweetwater will be giving a tour of the roastery to the YELS – Young Entrepreneurs in Leadership and Sustainability – from the University of Florida.

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