Dimbulah Mountain Estate Coffee in collaboration with independent Melbourne roaster Knight Mattingly have won a bronze medal for their coffee in the AVPA’s (The Agency for the Valorization of Agricultural Products) second edition of the International Contest of Coffees Roasted in their Countries of Origin.
Held in Paris, France in early July, the AVPA awards were tightly contested by roasters and growers from across the globe with submissions from Togo, Tazania, Colombia, Peru and Mexico, among others. With more than 105 cuppings in French Press and espresso, Dimbulah Mountain Estate’s coffee was selected from more than 24 countries to take out the bronze medal. It was the only Australian coffee recognised at the awards.
The International Coffee Organisation and the French Network of Baristas together with French producers and diplomatic delegates oversaw the latest AVPA competition. The organisers explained that the outcome of the second year of the competition had exceeded their expectations, and they applauded the energies of the international producers on all aspects of harvesting, processing, fermentation and roasting.
On announcement of the winners, the international selection of coffees was then made available to cafés within the Marais in Paris, allowing Parisians to get a taste of the world-class coffee.
Dimbulah’s arabica beans are grown in the fertile soils of the Atherton Tablelands, located in far north Queensland.
Knight Mattingly, formerly Crivelli Coffee, roasts from its North Coburg factory in Victoria. To allow Dimbulah’s coffee to shine on the world stage, Knight Mattingly worked the coffee develop a sweet chocolate caramel body with a long finish.
Debra Knight has been Managing Director and owner of Knight Mattingly Coffee Roasters for over eight years.