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Not quite Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, but still….

Not quite Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, but still….

This does not happen to me very much – so I was very excited when I tore open this month’s BeanScene Magazine and saw this ugly mug staring back at me! (make sure you click on the image to read the detail…)

Also to my surprise was the fact that they  edited down the less than 200 words  they asked me for – removing some theological reflection, and also a mention of my current favourite coffee beans – which for the record was Barossa Coffee Roasters – sorry!

While not on the massive media scale of some other colleagues and brothers (radio, newspapers, DVDs…) – I made the press!

For a small appearance fee, I would be happy to come past your café and sign copies for patrons 😉

Beanscene and CaféSmart – everyone wins!

Beanscene and CaféSmart – everyone wins!

By now you will have all heard about the CaféSmart initiative and about Friday August 5th being the day to buy a coffee from a Café with a conscience?  Yes – if not, check the archives for the articles in November – or click HERE.

In support of CaféSmart, my favourite coffee magazine – Beanscene – are offering a great subscription deal. BeanScene magazine will also be donating the funds from the first 100 subscriptions sold on the day. If you know someone who doesn’t yet subscribe to BeanScene, encourage them to sign up that day at www.beanscenemag.com.au

I’m going to subscribe on Friday, anyone with me?

Barista for the day….

This comes from StreetSmart Australia’s Facebook page

BECOME A BARISTA FOR A DAY AND HELP THE HOMELESS

Ever wanted to learn to make the perfect coffee? To develop the art of espresso extraction, milk texturing and Latte Art?

Join  one of Melbourne’s best coffee educators, Maria Paoli, in an exclusive Coffee Master Class to raise money for the Homeless on Friday August 5th at William Angliss College, Melbourne. As part of StreetSmart’s first CafeSmart event happening nationally, you can learn to master the perfect coffee and help Melbourne’s homeless at the same time.

The 3 hour workshop will take place at William Angliss from 9am to 12pm.

This is a practical class, so each participant will be given an opportunity to become a barista for a day.

100% of funds raised through this class will go to CafeSmart, the first coffee focussed fundraising event that includes coffee roasters, cafes and restaurants across Australia.

StreetSmart tackles homelessness at grassroots level, and provides a unique bridge between the community and small, hard to reach agencies and projects that assist people experiencing homelessness or are at risk. StreetSmart supports critical services and emergency aid, as well as projects that promote social inclusion, empowerment and sustainable change for people who are homeless.

Cost of the course is $45pp.

Places are very limited.  For further information or to secure your place, please contact Maria mariap@angliss.edu.au or maria@evolvingsuccess.com.au

We look forward to you joiniung us for this unique opportunity

CafeSmart – Helping The Homeless – UPDATE

HELP FROM THE GROUND UP

On FRIDAY AUGUST 5th CafeSmart will bring together cafes and coffee drinkers around the country to help people who are homeless.  Participating cafes will generously donate $1.00 per coffee sold to fund local projects.  We want our supporters to take a simple action and buy their coffees on the 5th at participating Cafes and consider making an extra donation online.  “Grab a coffee and help the homeless” is something we can all do.

CafeSmart will take place during National Homeless Persons’ Week, 1-7 August 2011, and will bring together café owners, staff and their customers, to create change in local communities. StreetSmart is also teaming up with coffee roasters around Australia who will be supporting cafes through supplying discounted coffee beans on the day.

Now that the nomination date for cafés has closed, we can confirm that only three South Australian Cafés have signed up for CafeSmart – which between you, men and your next cup of coffee – is a pretty poor effort.  But then I guess we should ask, how many were asked to sign up?  How many actually knew about it?  Anyway, on Friday August 5th – make sure you get out and about and purchase a coffee from either:

  • Bar9 – 96 Glen Osmond Road, Eastside, SA, 5063 – click HERE for previous review
  • The Organic Market & Café – 5 Druid Avenue, Stirling, SA, 5152 – click HERE for previous review
  • Caffeteca, 53 Tynte Street, North Adelaide, SA, 5006 – which is yet to be reviewed, although it is a café I used to go to every day when I worked next door – but back then it was the Tynte Street Deli….

CafeSmart – Helping The Homeless

HELP FROM THE GROUND UP

On FRIDAY AUGUST 5th CafeSmart will bring together cafes and coffee drinkers around the country to help people who are homeless.  Participating cafes will generously donate $1.00 per coffee sold to fund local projects.  We want our supporters to take a simple action and buy their coffees on the 5th at participating Cafes and consider making an extra donation online.  “Grab a coffee and help the homeless” is something we can all do.

CafeSmart will take place during National Homeless Persons’ Week, 1-7 August 2011, and will bring together café owners, staff and their customers, to create change in local communities. StreetSmart is also teaming up with coffee roasters around Australia who will be supporting cafes through supplying discounted coffee beans on the day.

To date only two South Australian Cafés have signed up for CafeSmart.  If you local, favourite java joint is not one of the two listed below, ask them to sign up so that we can all make a difference to those in need.

  • Bar9 – 96 Glen Osmond Road, Eastside, SA, 5063 – click HERE for previous review
  • The Organic Market & Café – 5 Druid Avenue, Stirling, SA, 5152 – click HERE for previous review
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