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CafeSmart 2016 Record Breaking Day

By September 28, 2016June 19th, 2020CafeSmart, News, StreetSmart News

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.

Roaster Awards

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 CaféAWARD
Yellow BernardNational Fundraising Champions
Mr GrazierVIC Fundraising Champions
YeloWA Fundraising Champions
Two Chaps CafeNSW Fundraising Champions
Atticus Finch CafeQLD Fundraising Champions
The Organic Market and CaféSA Fundraising Champions
Stand By MeACT Fundraising Champions
Laneway Specialty CoffeeNT Fundraising Champions
The Grounds of AlexandriaNational Top 5 Fundraiser
Campos Coffee NewtownNational Top 10 Fundraiser
Higher Ground MelbourneNational Top 10 Fundraiser
Axil Coffee Roasters - HQNational Top 10 Fundraiser
Out For LunchNational Top 10 Fundraiser
Kwik Koffee BusseltonNational Top 10 Fundraiser
Little Bird BallaratNational Top 20 Fundraiser
r coffee co - CamdenNational Top 20 Fundraiser
r coffee co - PictonNational Top 20 Fundraiser
Top PaddockNational Top 20 Fundraiser
Brother Baba BudanNational Top 20 Fundraiser
Blended BeardNational Top 20 Fundraiser
Sunny Boy CafeNational Top 20 Fundraiser
The Kettle BlackNational Top 20 Fundraiser
Knight's Coffee & Tea CoNational Top 20 Fundraiser
Utopia CoffeeNational Top 20 Fundraiser

We couldn’t raise these funds without the support of our event sponsors so a huge shout out and thanks to Broadsheet, CSR Sugar, Joco Cups, La Marzocco and Ordermate for their financial support and commitment to the event and cause.

Here are the awesome winning team at Yellow Bernard.

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

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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.

Photo Competition  

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