Espresso brewing into a white demitasse cup.

One of the biggest equipment costs for any coffee shop will be its espresso machine. This purchasing decision is important and can be complicated for a variety of reasons. Common Mistakes in Buying Espresso Machines The two most common mistakes people make when purchasing espresso machines is either underpaying or overpaying. Before making your purchase, […]

Here are some of the key questions we believe every aspiring coffee-shop owner should be asking themselves before starting a coffee business.

PeachDish supports farmers.

Atlanta meal kit service puts sustainable farmers & food first. PeachDish, a national meal kit service based in Atlanta, exists to enrich and nourish lives through good food. They have high standards. They are an industry leader in quality, creativity and customer service. They’re also building transparent, innovative, and wholesome food systems.  Every day, PeachDish […]

Specialty coffee is incredibly seasonal. Not only is it grown and harvested seasonally (like all agricultural products), but consumer preferences also change according to seasons. Sometimes you prefer a darker roast when it’s cold outside- a lighter roast when it’s hot. The following is a winter 2018 selection from our staff- what we’re drinking and […]

Bill, Yuri, Esperanza, Tripp and Carlos all discuss Fair Trade, organic coffee.

As a part of our 20th anniversary festivities, we have welcomed leaders of fair trade coffee cooperatives to celebrate with us in Americus Oct. 5-6.   Yuri Pilliume of Colombia’s Fondo Paez, Esperanza Dionisio of Peru’s CAC Pangoa and Carlos Reynoso of Guatemala’s Manos Campesinas each sells coffee to us, and each is a leader in […]

Cafe Campesino celebrates 20 years.

Americus, Georgia-  Fair trade, organic coffee company, Cafe Campesino celebrates 20 years in business Oct. 5-6, and invites its customers, friends, coffee lovers and all those committed to the good food movement to join them in Americus, Ga., for a weekend-long celebration of specialty coffee, community and the power of sustainable supply chains. Events include […]

Cafe Campesino coffee educator Hannah Mercer travelling to coffee origin in Peru

I’ll be the first to admit that when I began working in coffee, I didn’t really understand it.  Between being hired at Cafe Campesino and working my first shift, I did a little studying about roast profiles, drinks, and fair trade – but I honestly didn’t know how coffee was grown. I was NEW to […]

Cafe Campesino celebrates 20 years this year.

Some 20 years after meeting a coffee farmer on a Habitat for Humanity trip, Bill Harris will join Habitat again, returning to the very town where he was inspired to start Café Campesino- San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala. This Nov. 10-18, 2018,“Back-to -Guatemala” service trip will organize volunteers to build smokeless stoves in homes around San […]

Wood Thrush lives in shade-grown coffee farms.

About the size of an Eastern Blue Bird, the Wood Thrush is a small, reddish-brown bird whose color descends into spots on its white chest and belly.  Weighing about 40-50 grams, this reclusive bird uses its song to establish its territory in the early mornings. Then, it descends into the forest to forage, scratching up […]

Home made cold brew iced coffee instructions by Hannah Mercer AST

Here’s Authorized Specialty Coffee Association Trainer Hannah Mercer’s recipe for cold brew you can make at home. It produces coffee with a creamier mouthfeel, much less acidity, and enhances different flavor notes of a coffee than a method using hot water.

Hannah Mercer is an Authorized Specialty Coffee Trainer with Cafe Campesino. She is teaching at the SCA Global Expo in Seattle April 19 and 20 2018.

Americus, Georgia – April 18, 2018 – Cafe Campesino’s Hannah Mercer will be teaching professional coffee classes at the Specialty Coffee Association’s Global Coffee Expo held in Seattle this week. An Authorized Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) Trainer, Hannah will be the lead instructor for a Barista Foundations class offered during the expo on Friday, April […]

Tasting espresso for quality at the Cafe Campesino SCA Coffee Lab in Americus GA

Baristas should taste the espresso they are serving every day.  If not – what are we serving our customers? How can we be confident we’re representing the hard work of the coffee supply chain if we haven’t tried the ‘spro? (and slamming back a shot for a caffeine rush mid-shift doesn’t count as tasting.)