Slow coffee

The Brisbane Slow Food Convivium (chapter) is presenting a Cup of Excellence and Coffee Appreciation course at Di Bella Roastery this Saturday.

Di Bella’s head roaster Anne Cooper will present the two hour course which runs through a variety of coffee related topics and provides tastings.

The Cup of Excellence builds a bridge between farmer, the trade industry and the consumer. It is a competition and internet auction for small, high quality growers, which rewards them financially for their niche. Otherwise, these third world farmers are tempted to increase their holdings by clearing the forest to grow lower quality high yield beans. The small quantities of beans are supplied around the world to exclusive coffee houses for education purposes. They are used for quality control and to understand the difference between regions or ‘terroir’.

Di Bella Coffee says they are the only Queensland business to have Cup of Excellence samples of winning blends from Colombia, El Salvador, Bolivia, Guatemala and Rwanda.

Brisbane Slow Food leader Dr Robert MacLennen says Di Bella’s Cup of Excellence and fair trade plan is a perfect match for the Slow Food philosophy. The Slow Food movement was formed to promote the principles of ‘terroir’ and protect small growers around the globe.

Date: Saturday, 18 July
Time: 12:30- 2:30
Location: Di Bella Roastery, 80 Abbotsford Rd, Bowen Hills
Cost: $20 Slow Food Member $30
Booking: Ring Mary O’Shea at Slow Food 07 3371 3609
General Public Price includes 500g of Di Bella Coffee
All proceeds from the event will go to Slow Food Brisbane Convivium.