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Written By Tayt Bale 20 Feb 2020

Long time ST. ALi friend and rockstar coffee producer Aida Batlle is donating some of El Salvador's finest coffee to raise money for Australian wildlife.


Our friend Aida Batlle – a fifth-generation coffee producer based in the Santa Ana region of El Salvador – has sent us 20kg of coffee beans to raise urgent funds for sick and injured wildlife.

There are roughly 1000 mugs on offer at $8 each, with all proceeds going to support the animal rescue effort through WIRES’ relief and recovery appeal. That’s about 1000 cups in real terms, so this brew won’t last long.

“With the terrible bushfires happening in Australia right now, my family and I wanted to help in some way, so we are donating the coffee using a special processing method,” said Batlle.

Available now at ST. ALi and Mercedes Me, this Bourbon variety was harvested less than a month ago from Batlle’s family farm in Mauritania and is the first Central American coffee from the 2020 harvest to land in Australia.

The beans were processed using an innovative, fast-tracked method dubbed “fresco”, which involves only processing the perfectly ripe coffee cherries, de-pulping on the same day as picking and then drying, hulling, vacuum packing and shipping all in three weeks of harvest. 

Available: ST. ALi South Melbourne and Mercedes Me from 21 February
Price: $8 per cup
Proceeds to: