MasterChef Judge Jock Zonfrillo and Lavazza promote sustainability through ‘Natures Course’ meal-kits

Jock Zonfrillo

Coffee roaster Lavazza Australia and MasterChef Judge Jock Zonfrillo have launched limited edition at-home meal-kits named ‘Nature’s Course’ that aim to highlight the importance of sustainable agriculture related to climate change.

Featuring three recipes with inspiration from Central America, the Amazon, and Africa, the menu celebrates these regions, which are also the origin places of Lavazza’s ¡Tierra! coffee range.

These areas are supported through the Lavazza Foundation’s sustainability projects that help farmers manage climate change and encourage the economic and agricultural development of local communities in these coffee growing regions.

“The meals within our kit include ingredients that will raise awareness on climate change and the importance of sustainable farming,” says Jock Zonfrillo, Lavazza Ambassador and MasterChef Judge.

“We’ve brought attention to regions that the Lavazza Foundation supports through its ¡Tierra! projects and highlighted produce that is culturally significant to these local communities.”

The kits are designed to promote healthy eating in Australians while making a positive impact.

The menu was developed in collaboration with Sustainable Food Systems Architect Sascha Rust, who has spent his career developing eco-friendly supply chains through educating chefs and restaurant owners on the importance of ethically and responsibly sourcing ingredients.

“The threat of climate change impacting all aspects of life is no surprise, which is why it’s important to educate people on the incredible produce that the world has on offer and how sustainable agriculture can help continue its life-cycle,” says Sascha.

“Research has proven that extreme temperatures pose a critical risk to the future of crops, as erratic weather conditions significantly reduce product yields, causing rotting and an increase in disease outbreaks. Not only is it damaging food quality and quantity, [but] it is having drastic consequences for local farmers and their communities.”

Designed for two people to cook over the course of three nights, the kits are $20 each and available to order for residents within New South Wales, Victoria, and the Australian Capital Territory from 3 August.

All proceeds will be donated to an Australian not-for-profit organisation that will contribute to offsetting the carbon produced from transporting the kits.

Lavazza ¡Tierra!’s premium coffee range is organic and Rainforest Alliance certified. It is available in three flavour profiles including ¡Tierra! for Planet, ¡Tierra! for Africa, and ¡Tierra! for Amazonia.

To purchase a meal-kit, click here.

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