Renowned coffee producers Aida Batlle of El Salvador and Rachel Peterson of Panama are teaming up for a first of-its-kind collaborative tour to promote some of the most sought-after coffees in the world.
Rachel and Aida will visit Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne for four events. Each will include a panel discussion, a question-and-answer session, coffee tastings and a meet and greet, where guests will be treated to cocktails featuring cascara from Aida and Rachel’s farms.
“Some of the most incredible, progressive roasters in the world are based in Australia, and it’s truly an honour to be able to present our coffees to them,” says Aida, a past winner of the El Salvador Cup of Excellence.
“Aida and I share the same vision of seeing coffees from our family farm in the hands of roasters of the remarkably high calibre of many we will visit with in Australia,” says Rachel.
Her family from Hacienda La Esmeralda has won countless awards at the Best of Panama auctions and has famously set price records internationally.
“We have a lot of fun together, but we take our coffees and our work very seriously. We’re going to pull back the curtain on some of our methods and objectives in a way we never have before,” says Rachel.
Rachel and Aida are both known internationally for their partnerships with Barista and Brewers Cup champions, as well as ground-breaking work in experimental processing techniques.
Registration to attend the event is free. Proceeds from the suggested $15 donation will go to Grounds for Health. The international charity focused on cervical cancer prevention and has tight links to the coffee industry.
To register for the event online click HERE.
Event details for Aida Batlle and Rachel Peterson’s tour are as follows.
Sydney: 1 October from 6pm, at Collective Roasting Solutions, 42/112 McEvoy Street, Alexandria.
Brisbane: 3 October from 5:30pm, at Xtracted Espresso Solutions, 26 Wallace Street, Albion
Melbourne: 5 October from 5:30pm, at Criteria Coffee, 37 Wirraway Drive, Port Melbourne
Melbourne: 7 October from 6pm, at Slayer Espresso, 1 Nelson Street, Abbotsford