CGeek Holiday Charity Auction

I hadn’t wandered around coffeegeek.com for awhile until I came across Jason’s post on their current charity auctions. Essentially, there are a lot of cool products up on the site and 100% of the proceeds go to Coffee Kids, the charity that benefits Mexican and Central American coffee growers and their families. Some of the highlights up for auction? A pink Coffeelab tamper from Australia in support of breast cancer month down under normally not available to the purchasing public; signed bottles of Matt Riddle (2006 USBC Champion) Davinci syrup; a limited Espro tamper with piston built to spec and with a very rare red handle (good call on that one Chris!); and my personal favorite, a 3 hour training session at my cafe with my boss, Arthur Wynne, WBC judge and world class latte artist.

So, if you get a chance, peruse the site! It all goes to a cause worth supporting.

The boil water advisory was lifted yesterday! But that didn’t stop snow from piling up here at UBC. A tree managed to knock out power to the whole campus too so we were left without heat, water (because we still had to boil it at the time), light and well, power. Here’s a photo of the cafe, just when the real snow started to come down on Sunday morning.

Wicked Cafe in the snow

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1 Response to “CGeek Holiday Charity Auction”


  1. 1 Jason November 28, 2006 at 9:25 pm

    Yeah, I’m pretty impressed with the auction. I picked up one of the pink coffeelab tampers, and it looks like there are going to be some more really cool items coming up. Also… I think I’m going to try for the 3 hours with Arthur. By the sounds of it, he’s a really solid barista. Have you had a chance to work with him at all?


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