Sasa Sestic

Sasa Sestic announces Australian speaking tour

Ona Coffee and Project Origin Founder Sasa Sestic has announced an Australian speaking tour, which will see him visit Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane in June. 

Behind Closed Doors: What Goes Into Creating A Specialty Coffee Farm is based on a lecture Sasa delivered at the recent Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) expo in Boston, titled The Future of Specialty: How Innovations in Processing Can Change Perceptions of Specialty Coffee.

“I really loved speaking at [SCA] Boston and sharing the details of what we’ve done over the years to improve coffee quality,” he says. 

“This new talk goes a bit further in depth on what is involved in creating an environment that produces specialty coffee, with a particular focus on social sustainability and experimental processing.” 

The Boston lecture saw Sestic speak in front of an audience about his Nicaraguan farm El Árbol.

“This farm is really special to me, as it has been the source of many experiments over the past few years and a place that has taught us a lot about coffee production,” Sasa says.

“I’m eager to share all the work we have put into this farm and the results we’ve achieved.”

Sestic says Behind Closed Doors will use El Árbol as an example of the conversion from commercial to specialty. 

“The lessons we have learned here are shaping the way we approach improving coffee quality worldwide,” he says.

“I can’t wait to share the story of this farm with everyone.”

The first stop of the tour will be in Sydney at Ona Coffee’s flagship store in Marrickville on 12 June.

He will then visit Melbourne at Grocery Bar in East Melbourne on 19 June and Brisbane’s Dramanti Artisan Roasters on 28 June.

Tickets are $10 and are available HERE.

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