BUSHFIRE RELIEF COFFEE
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.