Customer Spotlight: Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn Cafe

Written by Cafe Campesino on Nov 5, 2009 in Customer Spotlight, NEWSLETTER |

Grand Opening of our Atlanta coffee house

Hey there, Atlanta!  Mark your calendars for Saturday, Nov. 14, because you’re invited to help us celebrate the grand opening of Café Campesino Sweet Auburn, our first Atlanta coffee house.

Store manager, part-owner and all around creative genius Maria Moore Riggs is planning a day full of festivities that includes live music, samples of her homemade baked goods, and tastings of our latest coffee to hit the shelves- the aptly named Sweet Auburn Blend.

Although the store officially opened Oct. 31, the grand opening celebration is an opportunity to bring together Café Campesino friends from across the state and expose Atlanta coffee enthusiasts to Georgia’s first 100% fair trade coffee company.  “We want to make sure that we’re reaching out to all of the Atlanta folks who have been supporters of Café Campesino for years and spreading the word to new customers,” says Maria.

Tucked into the front entryway of the open-air Sweet Auburn Curb Market, Maria’s store generated a buzz even before it was opened.  As signs went up, windows got cleaned, and a shiny Italian espresso machine settled into its new countertop, the neighboring vendors and market regulars popped in for an early latte or an iced coffee.  And we were so well received during the setup phase.  In fact, the store’s first pound of coffee sold two days before Café Campesino officially opened its Atlanta doors.

Now, with a staff of two committed baristas- Julie, who recently moved back home after working as a barista for two years in Madison, Wis., and Nema, a recent Georgia State University grad who worked as a Café Campesino intern this year- Maria is setting her sights on attracting customers from nearby Grady Hospital, Georgia State University and downtown businesses.  “I hope to collaborate with the local community as much as possible,” she said.

She also plans to host monthly events such as coffee tastings and workshops.  With such caffeinated classics as americanos, cappuccinos, and chai lattes, as well as homemade goodies like scones sweetened with seasonal fruits, wholegrain cookies and mini donuts, monthly events won’t be the only attraction at this new coffee house.  So grab your friends, neighbors and coffee drinking buddies, and make it out for the Nov. 14 grand opening.  We’ll see you there.

P.S.- If you want to check it out before the 14th, Café Campesino Sweet Auburn is located at 209 Edgewood Ave SE and its hours are Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. -5 p.m.  And bring your computer, because it is wired (with wi-fi… as well as caffeine).

Las tres baristas: Julie, Maria, Nema.
At your service at Cafe Campesino Sweet Auburn.

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