Entries by Nema Etheridge

Café Campesino Partners with Joe’s Organic Syrups

East Coast Distribution Now Available FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AMERICUS, GA.- November 16, 2017- Fair Trade, organic coffee company Café Campesino adds Joe’s Organic Syrups to its line of sustainable coffee house supplies, bringing the syrup’s distribution to the East Coast. An importer, roaster, and distributor of fair trade, organic coffees, Café Campesino believes Joe’s Organic […]

Fueling U.S. Bike Route 21: Fall BRAG

Hats off to the Bicycle Ride Across Georgia riders who inaugurated this year’s fall cycling with a 160-mile, three-day journey from Chattanooga to Atlanta. As always, it’s a treat for us to help caffeinate BRAG riders, and this year’s change of routes- from Columbus, Ga., northward – offered a crisp, stunning backdrop to our coffee booth. Cafe Campesino served fair trade, organic coffee for three days along U.S. Bike Route 21. Read more about the trip, organized by Bicycle Ride Across Georgia.

Café Campesino Staffer Earns License to Train in Specialty Coffee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Americus, Georgia- Sept. 22, 2017- Café Campesino Coffee Education and Sales Person Hannah Mercer received an elite coffee trainer designation this summer that allows her to teach coffee classes according to internationally recognized industry specifications. Mercer earned an Authorized Specialty Coffee Association Trainer (AST) license last month, which is the highest level […]

Specialty Coffee Happens Thanks to Indigenous Peoples

It’s fitting that “International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples” (Aug. 9) falls squarely in the middle of “National Coffee Month” (August). Nearly all our coffees come from indigenous communities around the world. The contributions of indigenous peoples to specialty coffee are exceptional, and we would have little to offer our customers without the hard work of people like the Ixil in the Guatemalan Highlands or the Gayo in the mountains of Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia. It seems that these people- who continue to work to protect their languages and cultures – are often forgotten by the rest of the world- their ancient histories lost in the modern melting pot of international business. We encourage you to take today and every day to learn more about the rich and vibrant indigenous communities of the world. Many of these people spend their entire lives on the front lines of environmental stewardship and social justice- tending to organic plots of land or standing in solidarity with their marginalized friends, colleagues and neighbors.