FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AMERICUS, GA, October 25, 2018– Students looking for locally roasted, fair trade, organic coffee at Georgia Southwestern State University can now find Café Campesino on campus in Americus, Ga.
Sold by-the-cup inside the dining hall at the Marshall Student Center, Café Campesino is available for purchase during the location’s standard operating hours.
“It’s a really exciting opportunity for us to partner with Café Campesino and bring their great coffee right here on to our campus,” said GSW President Neal Weaver during a ribbon-cutting event at the university.
Café Campesino CEO Tripp Pomeroy echoed Dr. Weaver’s enthusiasm. “We really do strive to be a community-based coffee company,” Mr. Pomeroy said. “GSW plays no small role in our ability to connect farmers to coffee drinkers.”
Since its founding in 1998, Café Campesino has been focused on building a sustainable supply chain- where small-scale coffee farmers receive some of the best terms of trade in the coffee industry and coffee-drinkers receive some of the highest quality, most ethically sourced coffee available.
“The way they do their business, the way they source their coffee and the way they treat their customers …. should be an inspiration to all of us,” Dr. Weaver said during the event.
Café Campesino sells fair trade, organic coffees by-the-pound to universities, hospitals, grocers, coffee houses and individuals across the country. It also redistributes sustainable food-service products to complement a robust coffee menu, including organic syrups, compostable to-go wares and fair-trade and organic teas.
Recently, the company expanded its product-line to include fractional packs of coffee that are pre-measured for easy brewing, which is well suited for food-service institutions like GSW. “We are expanding the reach of ethical, fairly trade coffee into traditional food service,” Mr. Pomeroy said.
The company’s emphasis on fair trade and community inspired a local network of supporters that helped get Café Campesino’s coffee into GSW. “This is all the result of strong, local relationships- with GSW and the people at Aramark who wanted to make it happen,” Mr. Pomeroy said.
In addition to the GSW campus, Americus coffee drinkers can also find cups of Café Campesino at Little Brothers Bistro, Rosemary and Thyme restaurant and inside the company’s restaurant and coffee house located at 134 West Lamar Street in downtown Americus.
More about Café Campesino
Café Campesino has been selling exclusively fair trade, organic coffees for more than 20 years. It sources all of its coffees through the green coffee importer it helped to found- Cooperative Coffees- which only purchases from small-scale coffee farmers and makes its coffee contracts available online. A leader in sustainable coffee sourcing, Café Campesino is a certified B Corp- Georgia’s first outside of metro-Atlanta. The company also operates a Specialty Coffee Association Premier Training Center in Americus, Ga. Learn more at: www.cafecampesino.com
About Georgia Southwestern State University
Georgia Southwestern State University, located in Americus, Ga., is a public, four-year unit of the University System of Georgia with more than 3,000 students. Georgia Southwestern offers outstanding professional programs of study as well as degrees in the arts, humanities, sciences and graduate programs in business, computer science, education, English, and nursing. Founded in 1906, Georgia Southwestern is recognized as one of the best value colleges in the South.
For more information about Georgia Southwestern State University, visit www.gsw.edu.
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