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    CoffeeSnobs FairCrack -- Tally so far.

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    April 2007 has seen the first step in CSrs giving something back to coffee origin via our very own FairCrack fund.



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    Current FairCrack live totals can now be seen in BeanBay:

    http://beanbay.coffeesnobs.com.au

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    We will have a more formal counter and better accounting to come in the near future with the next rollout of the BeanBay software.

    Until then Ill update the top post of this thread with details as required.

    Well done CSrs. Now we need to find some suitable projects.


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    Be encouraged..."From little things, big things grow."

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    Thats a good start. :)

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    Sure is!

    It is nearly 10 times the amount that we would have raised using the other, more famous FairX system and 100% of our funding is destined to make it to origin without loosing value to marketing and management expenses.

    Yes, 10 times the amount!


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    Re: CoffeeSnobs FairCrack -- Tally so far.

    10X ... WOW... FT that ineffective is it?

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    Just wondering do we have a value we are aiming for and do we have a specific plantation we are supporting yet? or is there going to be some kind of vote ? If you dont know yet just say that im not trying to rush you as i know your a busy Bloke :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcstolk link=1176981835/0#5 date=1177031406
    10X ... WOW... FT that ineffective is it?
    Sadly it is Marc. While their promotion and marketing has been great for awareness the amount that goes to the farmer is around 5c per kilo so it would take nearly a year of BeanBay sales to raise what we did in April and who from our "lucky country" really noticed 50c per kilo missing from their pocket?

    Buying a FT latte from a cafe uses 1/50th of a kilo of coffee so the effective donation back to the farmer will be something like 1/10th of a cent.

    So CSrs can buy 500 FT espresso shots in a cafe or a kilo of beans to have the same impact on the growers.
    :o

    Just wondering do we have a value we are aiming for and do we have a specific plantation we are supporting yet? or is there going to be some kind of vote ? If you dont know yet just say that im not trying to rush you as i know your a busy Bloke
    We dont have a target value as I think there will always be a great need than resource. We also dont have any specific projects yet but are open for discussion.

    There were a few great ideas tossed around in the other thread
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1173409950
    that will need some follow-up before we hand over funding but Im sure there will be plenty of discussion between the members.

    We also know a couple of people that do coffee tours at origin, so they might be even better at identifing and distributing some of the fund.

    Im excited that something so warm, fuzzy, good and truly fair can come from our little community here.

    8-)

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    Andy, thanks for that. This is truly a great thing whats going on here. Bravo!


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    I feel great knowing that my little contribution can make a difference at some point. Makes me feel even better about roasting my own.

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    Great "Fair Crack"logo, Andy...top marks!

    L

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    I guess the most difficult part in all this is to ensure that the funds we raise and direct towards worthwhile projects, is spent such that the most benefit is gained by the targeted project. I have no idea on how this would be effectively and efficiently managed to ensure that as little money as possible is wasted on administration costs.

    Does anyone have any ideas or experience on how this might best be achieved "on the ground" where the money is needed?

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    I have some ideas - and a little experience but I want to shape my thoughts a little - I reckon theres already been some good ideas floated for starters though.

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    Congratulations CSs, great first effort, looking forward to contributing to the next BeanBay!

    Well done, AGAIN, Andy.

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    Great news Andy, glad to be a part part of it and will definitely be a part of the next one. Great effort all!! ;)

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    Thats a great start. Id love to know where it will go. Im sure there are plenty of areas where it wouldnt go astray.

    Off the top of my head, theres the purported hurricane devastation to the coffee plantations around central america like the Dominican Republic.

    Then theres the Rwandan "widow" growers, who Id love to see helped out...

    But the list goes on...

    This is a great initiative Andy.

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    Hi all
    What a fantastic Idea this is, i didnt buy any during the April Bean Bay as i had only just received my starter pack but will put the effort in for May or June at the latest.

    As for where the collection goes, you need to either have someone in the know give some known assessment of issues out there or run multiple polls to narrow down a particular area or project.
    Me i dont care as long as something good comes of it all, lets face it you wont be able to please everyone with the decisions made so dont try.

    Last year the company i work for started the idea of donating 20K per year to a charity, 3 were chosing and all staff were given the opportunity to vote. I setup a polling system / survey system to collect the votes and thoughts of staff. Our nominated charity ended up being Mission Australia.
    Our company does 38m turnover per year and have embraced the concept of social responsibility which is great to see, and i am blown away by the fact that CS is basically doing the same thing.

    Well done to the CS team. [smiley=thumbsup.gif]
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    For a suitable location for a donation there are many but admin costs are nearly always a factor, the Red Cross has Health Care facilities in many coffee growing locations and health care is vital.
    Money can be a difficult thing to donate, in third world areas it can be better utilised by donating a pulping machine or a well or the lumber required for a school facility. The SCAA runs a charity that makes donations in these forms on the ground at coffee growing regions, you could follow up that way, I am also about to head to the USA for the SCAA conference in Long Beach, I will find out what I can as it may be of use to you.
    All the best

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    Yeah...youll probably run in to Tosh and Mark from St Ali...have fun.

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs FairCrack -- Tally so far.

    111

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs FairCrack -- Tally so far.

    111?

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    Is this guy alright? whats with 111..........?

    111 what?

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    non US keyboard I think. Some of his posts appear ok (although not in the right area of the forum). He certainly is keen. ;)

    Just to get us back on-topic... we broke the $1500 mark in the FairCrack tally this month.

    Cool.

    Should be announcing the first project soon. Waiting on confirmation and cannot "spill the beans" just yet.


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    Andy, just wanted to chip in with everyone else and say this is an excellent idea, Im thrilled that youre starting this initiative!

    Thanks,
    Chris.

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    :)Great idea,as a new user I applaud the initiative

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    Hi Andy i think this fund is great, it would be good if the fund could be used to help coffee growers in East Timor or PNG

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    Hey Andy - nice to see the faircrack account building up!

    Any developments in regard to a project/recipient?

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    Lots of developments, no announcements.

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    In the spirit of fair crack 20 cents from every cup of coffee we sell here goes to a mate of mine running hospitals and

    schools in Tibet and India, *http://www.njp.org.au/about_us.htm

    Maybe it would not hurt for all those in the commercial world to give a little back!!

    Its nice to back slap Andy, but we in the commercial world are in no different a situation than he is and can "give back"

    a little also.

    Craig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coastal coffee link=1176981835/15#28 date=1200861371
    In the spirit of fair crack 20 cents from every cup of coffee we sell here goes to a mate of mine running hospitals and

    schools in Tibet and India, *http://www.njp.org.au/about_us.htm

    Maybe it would not hurt for all those in the commercial world to give a little back!!

    Its nice to back slap Andy, but we in the commercial world are in no different a situation than he is and can "give back"

    a little also.

    Craig.

    And thats what its all about, Craig [smiley=tekst-toppie.gif].

    All the more reason for CSers to come visit Torquay for a godshot and a feed...

    Goodonya ;)

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