So it wasn't until Leanne at From Chaos Comes Happiness started posting about our trip to Plains, GA that I realized there were so many people I met that made it a memorable trip. But because I was "in the moment", I failed to get pictures of all of them. Nonetheless, they made the trip memorable, so I'd like to tell you about some of our new friends in Sumter County.
Like Hannah Mercer. Hannah is a Barista Trainer for Cafe Campesino, and she gave us a tour of their facility. We got to meet some of the workers who roast and package the beans. The story behind the founding of Cafe Campesino is so heartwarming. It started with a wheelbarrow of dirt that was dumped on a coffee bean plant during a Habitat for Humanity program in Guatemala. Click on the link to read more. Let me tell you, you'll have a whole new appreciation for fair trade purchases!
|I love that phrase "inspire conscious consumption"|
|This is Hannah!|
|I'm not so much the artist, but I was lovin' the canvas!|
|Yes, Leanne made sure Frida Kahlo made it to the coffee cup!!|
What a fantastic adventure at Cafe Campesino! Oh, and while staying in Americus, we were right across the street from a Cafe Campesino retail store. So that's where we had our breakfast and met up with Nicole for our next adventure.