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Game Changers Aussie Tour 2019 – Brisbane
3rd October 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Renowned coffee producers Aida Batlle (El Salvador) and Rachel Peterson (Panama) are teaming up for a first-of-its-kind collaborative tour to promote some of the most exceptional, sought-after coffees in the world from their family farms.
Rachel and Aida will visit Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne, Australia, for four special events, each of which will include a panel discussion, a question-and-answer session, a tasting of their exceptional coffees, and a meet-and-greet during which guests will be treated to champagne cocktails featuring cascara from Aida’s and Rachel’s farms.
“Some of the most incredible, progressive roasters in the world are based in Australia, and it’s truly an honor to be able to present our coffees to them,” says Aida, a past winner of the El Salvador Cup of Excellence, and world-famous coffee expert who has been profiled in publications including The New Yorker and Forbes.
“Aida and I share the same vision of seeing coffees from our family farms in the hands of roasters of the remarkably high caliber of many we will visit with in Australia,” says Rachel, whose Hacienda La Esmeralda has won countless awards at the Best of Panama auctions and has famously set price records internationally. “We have a lot of fun together but we take our coffees and our work very seriously. We’re going to pull back the curtain on some of our methods and objectives in a way we never have before.”
Rachel and Aida are both known internationally for their partnerships with Barista and Brewers Cup champions, as well as groundbreaking work in experimental processing techniques, among their many other achievements.