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Cafe2U Cromer Does it for Daniel too!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Terry Hills local and Cerebral Palsy sufferer Daniel Clarke is a 17-year-old young man whose obvious day-to-day challenges haven’t inhibited his lust for life nor caring spirit. A tireless worker for charity, he and his brother have raised over $700,000 to save the orangutans. They have published a book and been given the new Pride of Australia award. Daniel has been recognised by US President Barrack Obama for his conservation efforts and been visited at home by former Prime Minister John Howard as a result of his fundraising efforts for the Australian Orangutan Project to save the Orangutans.

But even the most determined campaigners need a helping hand sometimes – particularly those with a debilitating condition like Daniel's.

Daniel Clarke decided to contact A Current Affair himself requesting help with funds for a new walker and possibly to widen walls in their family home. In the letter received by A Current Affair, Daniel had stated that this kind of letter usually saw him requesting funds for orangutans, but this time round he was actually asking for financial help for himself … a very touching moment.

This week Daniel was given that help courtesy of A Current Affair. What he got was the biggest surprise renovation ever performed by ACA. A three-month renovation jammed into a one-week period was a big ask, but one that was delivered.

An incredible 55 businesses and suppliers chipped in their time, materials and labour to contribute to the cause. Numbered among those was Michael Dolahenty, owner of Cafe2U Cromer-Dee Why, who kindly offered his time and many coffees to the workers during this great event.

"Like all of the suppliers it is something I felt moved to be involved in. It was an incredibly rewarding experience," Mr. Dolahenty said.

Michael turned up at the site of the Clarke family Rescue Renovation every morning to ensure that the team had their early morning coffee fix to get them through the day.

“Daniel’s home is two stories and he hasn’t been able to get his wheelchair up the stairs. It makes home life very difficult for him and the family. This project will enhance their lives. I am very happy I could play my small part and give these great builders and tradesman a coffee boost when they needed it.”

Cafe2U Wins double bronze at Golden Bean coffee roasting awards

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Cafe2U wins two Bronze medals in the internationally acclaimed Golden Bean coffee roasting comptetion.

The Cafe2U coffee blend was awarded two bronze medals by a select panel of industry leaders at the 2012/2013 Golden Bean Roasting Competition, which took place in Caloundra on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. The Cafe2U®Blend which was also recognised in 2011, received the bronze medals in the Milk Based (Latte) Category and Chain Store/Coffee Franchise (Espresso) Category.

Both categories were highly competitive, with over 250 different blends entered in the Milk Based (Latte) category, and over 60 Franchise Coffee Chains entered in the Chain Store/Coffee Franchise (Espresso) category. Across both categories, Cafe2U was the only mobile coffee franchise to be recognised and awarded at this prestigious competition, adding to its previous success in 2011.

Managing Director of Cafe2U®, Mr Derek Black was thrilled with the result. “To receive an award in the highly competitive Milk Based (Latte) category is significant for the brand, as more than ninety percent of coffee consumed in Australia is milk based. When you add to this the award in the Espresso category, this makes a real statement to consumers that our unique blend is suited to the tastes of all customers. What is most exciting is that we are exporting this fantastic blend to all our international markets, which means that we have the opportunity to share this success in countries that are still new to espresso style coffee”.

The two awards, coupled with the Golden Bean award received in 2010/2011 demonstrates that Cafe2U continues to deliver consistent, high quality coffee to its network of franchisees and their loyal customers. It also shows that all the hard work done by the team at Cafe2U in developing this unique blend, working closely with our roasting partner, has definitely been worthwhile. This is absolutely critical within a franchise network, as this helps in building confidence in each and every one of our Franchise Partners, that they themselves are operating and building their business with only the highest quality products and ingredients. In such a competitive industry, with this philosophy, it is no wonder Cafe2U® has experienced such rapid growth over the past 5 years.

Now in its 7th year, the Golden Bean is the world’s largest coffee roasting competition and this year, the competition saw over 100 of the industry's leading coffee roasters judging more than 1100 coffee blends across twelve highly competitive categories.

“This year, the quality of the coffee entered into the competition was of a very high standard and the judges were treated to some of the world’s greatest selections of finely produced coffees,”says Justin Metcalf, Head Judge of the competition.