Blue Truffle and Chat Room Cafes raise a cup for charities

COFFEE BUZZ: Nyll Tabligan and Naomi Geddes from The Blue Truffle are excited to partner with the Chat Room Cafe raising money for a local charity, with $1 from every coffee sold today going to the cause.
COFFEE BUZZ: Nyll Tabligan and Naomi Geddes from The Blue Truffle are excited to partner with the Chat Room Cafe raising money for a local charity, with $1 from every coffee sold today going to the cause. Sharyn Oneill Roksdonate

NAOMI Geddes sees an average of 300 cups of coffee sold every weekday at Rockhampton's Blue Truffle Gourmet Deli.

But today each cup will make a difference, with $1 from every sale donated to a local charity as part of CafeSmart.

The event is held in cafes across Australia to support charities helping people who are homeless.

Last year 275 cafes raised almost $83,000.

In Rockhampton, the $300 raised by Blue Truffle was donated to the city's Women's Shelter.

Although the charity is yet to be decided, Blue Truffle have teamed up with the Chat Room Cafe to run the event today.

Blue Truffle manager Naomi Geddes said the partnership worked well as both businesses were looking to give back to the community.

She said there was no better way than through coffee, which was one of the cafe's biggest sellers.

"People don't even think twice about buying a coffee," Naomi said.

"Last year went so well.

"It's putting back into the community and going back into Rockhampton charities."

Coffee fix

90% of Australian's drink coffee

The average Australian coffee drinker spends $1825 on takeaway coffee every year

Australia's favourite coffee is the flat white, followed by cappuccinos

68% of people view a coffee machine as a necessity

Source: DeLonghi National Coffee Report (2013)

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