Café Campesino’s Furlow Coffee sales generate First Friday donation

Published 1:13 pm Wednesday, August 30, 2017


AMERICUS — Café Campesino honored Furlow Charter School on First Friday in August with a donation check for the sales of their specialty coffee blend, School Grounds.
Some 408 pounds of Furlow’s coffee has sold in Americus since October 2016, including one-pound bags sold at Café Campesino’s coffee house and bags purchased and resold by students.
Furlow’s special coffee was developed in partnership with Café Campesino in 2016, as a fundraiser for the school. Students and local businesses purchase and resell the coffee, and some of the profits from those sales go to the school.
Sales of School Grounds at Café Campesino’s coffee house earned Furlow some $350, and donations are expected to be higher this time next year, according to Nema Etheridge, Café Campesino marketing director, who explained that the coffee was very popular with Furlow families, especially around the holiday season. Plus, next year’s donations would tally a full year of coffee sales, whereas this year’s donation totaled bag sales from October 2016 through July 31, 2017.
A blend of Ethiopia Sidama and Peruvian coffees, School Grounds dons a label that was designed by Adaja Brown, a student at Furlow Her label was selected out of some 20 student designs as a part of a contest organized by the Furlow last fall.
In addition to Furlow students and Cafe Campesino’s coffee house, locals can pick up a bag at Center Stage Market and Clinic Drug Store. The blend is also available online at