Advertisement



News

April 20, 2017

Women in Coffee

Women in Coffee Learn about Farming El Salvador and Tanzania

Women in Coffee QLD ended 2016 with Aida Batlle from El Salvador speaking about her innovative farming practices, along with the challenges she faces as a farmer in Central America.

Over a dozen different processing methods raised eyebrows, as did the stories about truckloads of squatters trying to take over her land. Aida is quite a coffee celebrity, being a fifth generation coffee farmer and the first person to win El Salvador’s inaugural Cup of Excellence in 2003. She was both entertaining and informative, and we were honoured to hear her stories.

Penny and Peter Wolff hosted the event, along with Kelsey Carr at their new roasting premises, Wolff Coffee Roasters, which also has a café and training centre. We enjoyed tasting three coffees from Aida’s farm, all processed differently.

We started 2017 with Celina Lazarus and Tony Strickett from First Crop in Melbourne talking about their recent trip to Tanzania. Just as entertaining and informative, Celina spoke about the plight of the farmers, the auction process and how they forge relationships with those they buy from. She spoke of one farmer being so grateful, he gave them a gift of a live chicken – a generous gift their translator advised they must accept.  So it rode with them all the way down Mt Kilimanjaro to the next destination, where they enjoyed a tasty chicken soup. Celina and Tony believe Tanzanian coffee is an unsung hero in the coffee world. All who attended would agree, having tasted Celina’s samples.

This event was hosted by Alana Beattie and mother-in-law Joanne, from Coffee Roasters Australia. We enjoyed a tour of their factory and pod packaging operation, that now uses pods made from biodegradable material. Questions flowed, as did the wine, and we all went away inspired to take a trip to Africa.

Written by Christine Cottrell





MPM Advertisment
 
 

 

Tavalon Tea – An International premium lifestyle tea company

Tavalon Tea is an international premium lifestyle tea company based in New York City. Since 2005, Tavalon has operated global offices in Dubai, Cairo, Hong Kong, Phnom Pehn, Tokyo, Seoul and Shanghai. Tavalon offer the finest, ...
by Cafe Culture Mag
 

 
 

Progress for smallholder coffees at 2018 PNG competition

PORT MORESBY, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (October 16, 2018) – Smallholder coffees excelled at the 2018 Papua New Guinea Coffee Cupping Competition, with top lots achieving over 85 points on Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) scoresheet...
by Cafe Culture Mag
 

 
 

Roastville – Cafe Review

157 Victoria Rd, Marrickville NSW Roast ‘Ville’ inspired by the word village was to become a place where both owners George and Destiny would create a space which is a true reflection of their craft and passion for the hosp...
by Cafe Culture Mag
 

 

 

Fun Fact: Benefits of Parsley

Did you know? Parsley is great for use as a digestive aid. It is a natural breath freshener, anti-carcinogen, contains three times the amount of vitamin C as oranges, and twice the amount of iron as in spinach. Parsley is usefu...
by Cafe Culture Mag
 

 
Advertisement
 

Almond Breeze Barista Blend

Almond Breeze Barista Blend is Australia’s first almond milk developed in partnership with baristas, specifically for baristas. Available to the food service market, this industry-first milk alternative has been designed to d...
by Cafe Culture Mag
 

 

 

Seven steps to boost business profits and help the environment

Love food – Hate waste – a NSW Governement inititaive: These practical steps will not only help you reduce food waste in your business, but also save you time and money in the long run. If you’re looking to cut co...
by Cafe Culture Mag
 

 
 

Top four food trends you’ll soon see on supermarket shelves

CSIRO News: Food trends come and go. Think matcha, salted caramel and quinoa. But some hang around for longer and are actually based on science. We’ve worked with KPMG to develop a report using our latest science in heath, fo...
by Cafe Culture Mag
 

 

 

Introductory Espresso Machine Technician Course – Oct 30th-31st 2018

Do you have a handy team member in your coffee business that is repairing your espresso equipment but needs some assistance in understanding the technical side of being a coffee technician? This two-day course is designed for n...
by Cafe Culture Mag
 

 
 

Breaking News – Federal Government pushes to stop plant-based products labelled as ‘meat’ or ‘milk’

Plant-based products labelled “meat” or “milk” will have to be rebranded if the Federal Government is successful in lobbying for a change of food standards. Regional Services Minister Bridget McKenzie wi...
by Cafe Culture Mag
 

 
 

Taste is key in promoting insect-based food

New study finds promoting enjoyable aspects of insect-based food is more effective than highlighting health or environmental benefits A new study finds that promoting insect-based food as pleasurable, rather than healthy or env...
by Cafe Culture Mag
 

 




ad