We've all heard of paying more for a single origin or manual brew but how about for a good cause? Similar to CafeSmart, buy a Change Coffee on Friday, December 4 from a participating cafe and put your caffeine addiction to good use.
Cafes all over Sydney are participating in #ChangeCoffee this year, from Hemingway's in Manly to Harry's in Bondi. Head out to your closest coffee shop and make your morning brew count. Basically, you pay for two coffees, but take away one. So it'll cost you twice as much as your regular cup but the extra half will go to the Eniwe Children's Fund. Since forming in 2010, the Fund has raised over $300,000 to help run community projects in South Africa's Western Cape — an area particularly affected by HIV and AIDS.
We're all well aware of the devastating effects of HIV/AIDS. To put it in perspective, in 2014 there were an estimated 1.2 million AIDS-related deaths across the globe. The number of orphans due to AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa alone is staggering and nearly 90 percent of newly infected kids live in the region. Change Coffee initiative is all about doing what you can to help those kids.
To put it in perspective, can you guess what the world's second most traded commodity is? It's coffee and there's no denying that us Sydneysiders consume a lot of it. That extra cup could go a long way in helping improving the lives of kids who have been affected by AIDS in the area. If you've sworn off caffeine (not for long) or can't handle more than one cup a day but still want to contribute, you can donate online.
Here's the list of participating cafes for #ChangeCoffee.