Emilio lopez diaz

Toby’s Estate confirms Emilio Lopez Diaz as next Knowledge Talks speaker

Toby’s Estate has announced that Emilio Lopez Diaz, Owner of Topeca Coffee Roasters, will be the next Knowledge Talks presenter to tour Australia in July.

Emilio will present on the current and future challenges of the coffee supply chain – from farming, milling and exporting to the roaster and retailer.

“We are really excited to have Emilio as our next Knowledge Talks speaker. Emilio brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of the entire coffee supply chain so will bring a unique perspective and oversight of the industry as a whole,” Toby’s Estate Marketing Manager Gillian O’Brien says.

“He will discuss the current and future challenges across all facets of the coffee supply chain and what it means for the coffee community.”

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Emilio, a sixth-generation producer, began his coffee career back in 2001, when he founded Topeca Coffee Roasters while still studying at the University of Portland, Oregon. He became a member of the Roasters Guild in 2002 and served as Chair Person from 2017 to 2019.

Based out of El Salvador, Emilio owns a vertically integrated business from seed to cup, with farming, roasting, exporting, and importing operations out of Brazil, the United States, and El Salvador.

This new series of Knowledge Talks will be held in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth at the following dates and locations:

Brisbane: 3 July from 6pm to 8pm, at Lightspace, 2 Scanlan Street, Fortitude Valley

Sydney: 4 July from 6pm to 8pm, at Toby’s Estate, Unit C1, 46-62 Maddox Street (entry via 53 Huntley Street), Alexandria Industrial Estate

Melbourne: 8 July from 6pm to 8pm, at La Marzocco, 104 Nicholson Street, Abbotsford

Perth: 9 July from 6pm to 8pm, at Maison, 9 Douglas Street, West Perth

All proceeds from Knowledge Talks ticket sales are donated to the Las Nubes Daycare and Afterschool-Learning Centre. The centre supports the education of more than 40 children aged between three and 12 in the coffee community of Acatenango, Guatemala. On a daily basis, the centre provides education, nutritional meals, and a safe and nurturing environment to children while allowing parents to continue working or complete their education.

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