Campos launches Indonesian Earthquake Appeal blend coffee

Brisbane café and artisan coffee roasters, Campos Coffee is throwing its support behind Indonesia’s earthquake victims by releasing a special blend to raise funds.

Business co-owners John Ronchi and Eugene Phua spent the weekend crafting a one-off coffee in their Fortitude Valley roastery, using beans from Sumatra and Java.

The 250 gram Indonesian Earthquake Appeal blend will sell for $10 and can be purchased online or at the Wandoo Street café. All profits will go directly to the Red Cross appeal.

The pair was moved by the tragic scenes from Indonesia, which was devastated by a 7.6-magnitude quake on Wednesday that is believed to have claimed up to 3000 lives.

“For many years we have enjoyed the wonderful coffees produced by farmers in Indonesia and without them out business would not be the same,” Mr Ronchi said.

“We felt a certain responsibility to lend a hand in whatever way we could, so out of respect we created a special blend to raise money and assist with rescue and repair work on the ground.”

Mr Ronchi said the blend boasts a full-bodied taste with a flavour typical of the beans grown in Indonesia’s rustic jungles, describing it as “bittersweet but mellow with a pronounced earthiness and a little spice”.

Campos Coffee, 11 Wandoo St Fortitude Valley. p 3252 3612
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