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DRINK COFFEE DO GOOD - help from the ground up

On 7th August 2015 we will be holding the 5th Annual CafeSmart event across Australia.

CafeSmart brings together coffee roasters, cafés and coffee drinkers around the country to help people who are homeless.  Participating cafés generously donate $1.00 per coffee sold to fund local projects. In 2014 415 Cafés around Australia raised cose to $120,000. 

If you are a café owner we would love your support. We will encourage our supporters to seek out cafés on the day and its a great way for you to support your local community and connect with your customers.   StreetSmart is also teaming up with coffee roasters around Australia who will be supporting cafés through supplying discounted coffee beans on the day.  You may even get some help from your milk supplier.

We want our supporters to take a simple action and buy their coffees on the 8th August from participating Cafés and consider matching the $1 from each coffee with their own $1 at the point of purchase, this way we will be able to fund even more projects.  "Drink Coffee Do Good" is something we can all do.

 “CafeSmart is an up-close-and-meaningful way for cafés and their customers to connect with their local community to help people for whom a latte is a luxury. This initiative is direct and close to has a real impact on people’s lives.”   Sarah Wilson, journalist, TV presenter and StreetSmart Ambassador

Cafés are local community hubs and we are concerned by local issues. StreetSmart tackles homelessness at a local level so we are proud to partner with them.”  Salvatore Malatesta, St Ali

Would you like your local café to be involved? then download this flyer, print it off and hand it over and encourage them to get involved.


Thank you to a number of people who seeded this idea in 2010/11 and people who have helped to establish the event ... a special mention to Maria Paoli and Joanne Feehan and the encouragement and early adoption of Phillip Di Bella, Salvatore Malatesta, Allpress Espresso, Joanne, Nathan, Ben and Diamond formly at 3 Bags Full Café, Broadsheet, Single Origin, Ben at Five Senses Coffee, Ross at St Ali Group, and others....

Cafés - If you’d like to get involved and make a difference in your local community please sign up online

Sign your Café up for CafeSmart  |  Find a CafeSmart Café  2014 CafeSmart Poster

or call Adam Robinson 03 9836 188703 9836 1887 / 0488 for more information.


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Also see all 2014 Coffee Roaster Partners here