Look out, France: Aida’s Coming

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As a special treat for attendees to the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe‘s World of Coffee event in Nice, France, June 26–28, Café Imports presents coffee producer Aida Batlle of El Salvador, who will lead a cupping of coffees from farms certified by Aida Batlle Selection (ABS).

Aida Batlle (at top) with a rying table decorated with the ABS and J. Hill y Cia logos in El Salvador.

Aida Batlle (at top) with a drying table decorated with the ABS and J. Hill y Cia logos in El Salvador.

Café Imports’ Noah Namowicz and Gabe Dunn will be on hand at the cupping to answer questions from attendees, as well; Cafe Imports is the exclusive importer of ABS coffees throughout the world (excepting the United States and Japan).

Email Gabe Dunn at Café Imports to reserve a spot at the cupping table at this special SCAE event: gabe@cafeimports.com.

Email Gabe Dunn at Café Imports to reserve a spot at the cupping table at this special SCAE event: gabe@cafeimports.com.

There will be multiple processing variations of microlots from El Majahual and Finca Buenos Aires, sourced and processed by J. Hill/Aida Batlle. Some of the processing styles represented will be traditional washed, Kenya washed, Ethiopia washed, pulp natural, and natural. There will also some exciting fresh crop Café Imports spot coffees from various origins that are currently warehoused in London.

Aida hand-sorting cherry at one of the ABS farms during harvest in early 2013.

Aida hand-sorting cherry at one of the ABS farms during harvest in early 2013.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to have this opportunity to meet coffee professionals from all over Europe at this SCAE cupping,” says Aida, who will be available for questions at the event, which takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, at the Acropolis Exhibition Centre in Nice where the SCAE is being held. “I have worked extremely closely with the producers of these coffees from El Salvador’s Santa Ana region, and am proud to put the Aida Batlle Selection certification on them.”

Aida cupping ABS coffees in the lab at J. Hill y Cia in Santa Ana, El Salvador.

Aida cupping ABS coffees in the lab at J. Hill y Cia in Santa Ana, El Salvador.

“We at Café Imports are truly excited to be the exclusive purveyors of Aida Batlle’s coffees in Europe,” says Gabe Dunn of Café Imports. “With the explosion of specialty coffee in Europe over the past few years, we feel like this is an amazing time to get involved and be part of the movement. We’re also thrilled for any excuse to get coffee people together and geek-out!”

To reserve your spot at this very special cupping, please email gabe@cafeimports.com.

 

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Sarah

Sarah Allen is co-founder and editor of Barista Magazine, the international trade magazine for coffee professionals. A passionate advocate for baristas, quality, and the coffee community, Sarah has traveled widely to research stories, interact with readers, and present on a variety of topics affecting specialty coffee. She also loves animals, swimming, ice cream, and living in Portland, Oregon.