Just before we disappear into footy finals weekend we have some exciting news… it’s time to announce our CafeSmart 2016 results…
On the 5th August 549 cafes and 36 Coffee Roasters teamed up with their customers to raise $160,523. It was a massive community effort resulting in an increase in donations of 18%, on 2015 results, so we are all pretty chuffed! A huge thanks and a hearty slap on the back to everyone who participated and chipped into the CafeSmart pot, all those micro donations really add up. We are now busy working to distribute these funds to support local homeless services and hope to announce recipients in November.
We love and appreciate all our CafeSmart supporters and participants, and it is certainly the case that the sum is more than the parts, however we also like to acknowledge our top contributors.
The drivers of CafeSmart are our Roaster Partners. They help us connect with the industry and cafes across the country. Our 2016 Roaster Champs were again the Campos Coffee crew, who recruited and partnered with 51 of their wholesale customers – a huge effort from Raf and his team. Runners Up were Single O, who stormed up the charts with 44 for 2016. The teams at Allpress, Five Senses and Veneziano made up our top 5 Roaster Partners.
2016 Café Fundraising Awards
Yellow Bernard in Hobart were once again our National Fundraising Champions raising a staggeringly huge $1,796.95, with Mr Grazier in Melbourne coming a very close second raising an equally amazing $1,710. The Full List of Awards…
|Name of Café||AWARD|
|Yellow Bernard||National Fundraising Champions|
|Mr Grazier||VIC Fundraising Champions|
|Yelo||WA Fundraising Champions|
|Two Chaps Cafe||NSW Fundraising Champions|
|Atticus Finch Cafe||QLD Fundraising Champions|
|The Organic Market and Café||SA Fundraising Champions|
|Stand By Me||ACT Fundraising Champions|
|Laneway Specialty Coffee||NT Fundraising Champions|
|The Grounds of Alexandria||National Top 5 Fundraiser|
|Campos Coffee Newtown||National Top 10 Fundraiser|
|Higher Ground Melbourne||National Top 10 Fundraiser|
|Axil Coffee Roasters - HQ||National Top 10 Fundraiser|
|Out For Lunch||National Top 10 Fundraiser|
|Kwik Koffee Busselton||National Top 10 Fundraiser|
|Little Bird Ballarat||National Top 20 Fundraiser|
|r coffee co - Camden||National Top 20 Fundraiser|
|r coffee co - Picton||National Top 20 Fundraiser|
|Top Paddock||National Top 20 Fundraiser|
|Brother Baba Budan||National Top 20 Fundraiser|
|Blended Beard||National Top 20 Fundraiser|
|Sunny Boy Cafe||National Top 20 Fundraiser|
|The Kettle Black||National Top 20 Fundraiser|
|Knight's Coffee & Tea Co||National Top 20 Fundraiser|
|Utopia Coffee||National Top 20 Fundraiser|
This year we had a few prizes for our top cafe participants kindly donated by Alternative Brewing, Joco Cups and Crumpler:
“Top Fundraiser” – Yellow Bernard – A Pullman Tamper donated by Alternative Brewing
“Top Fundraiser – Runner Up” – Mr Grazier – 36 Pack JOCO LUX cafe glasses donated by Joco Cups.
“Beat Your Best Challenge” (the biggest improver Year on Year) – Out for Lunch, Gwynneville, NSW – A Squid – Couch Jumper Limited Edition Bag – donated by Crumpler
“Best Newcomer Cafe” – Two Chaps Café , Marrickville, NSW – A Hario V60 Pour over Kit – donated by Alternative Brewing
If you would like to chip in the value of a coffee ($4, $12 or $20) to boost the tally for our community grants you still can on our CafeSmart page.
We had over 1000+ photos posted to social media – check out the winners here.
And a selection from the event in our Facebook Photo Album