Drinking copious cups of coffee is something most of us do every day, but what if drinking said cups of coffee could make a huge difference to someone’s life? Surprise, it can.
Did you know that more than 115,000 Aussies are without a safe and secure place to call home? Pretty sure you’ll agree that is simply unacceptable.
Which is why, this Friday the 3rd of August, hundreds of coffee roasters and cafes across Australia will join the fight against homelessness and donate $1 from every cup of coffee sold (plus ask you to kindly donate further) to the plight, thanks to a genius little venture called CafeSmart.
A number of your local favourites are participating and we highly suggest you venture to one of them for your morning cuppa in the name of spreading the love.
Northerners can head to Coffee Reserve in Upper Coomera, Mr Browns Tuckshop in Labrador and Percy’s Corner in Southport to get involved and all of those places serve next-level coffee so you’re welcome.
In the middle, Cowch Cocktail Dessert Bar in Pacific Fair is on board as is Stentons Bakery Café and Cafe Campanile in Robina, Quade & Co in Miami, Commune in Burleigh Heads and The Coffee Club at Stockland Burleigh.
Down south, The Bread Social has you covered (and definitely get a custard tart or regret it forever), as does Ground Control Roastery & Espresso Bar.
Ground Control are taking it one step further by donating all café coffee to their wholesale partners for the ENTIRE DAY. Legends.
So you pretty much get to sip the best coffee around in the name of improving someone’s life, what a time to be alive.
CafeSmart is the brainchild of an organisation called StreetSmart who believe everyone should have a place to call home, and yes they should.
The team keeps things local by seeking out and partnering with small businesses who have a connection to their community and voila, little steps create big changes.
All you need to do, is the thing you would do anyway and feel free to bask in the satisfaction you get from knowing you did some good. We won’t tell anyone.
Words by Kirra Smith