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The Grounds Roastery Present: Julio Martinez Paiz from Guatemala (Q&A and Cupping)


$5 AUD + BF

$5 AUD + BF

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The Grounds Roastery Present: Julio Martinez Paiz from Guatemala (Q&A and Cupping)

Date and Time

Mon 23rd Sep 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Grounds of Alexandria - Cafe Roastery
7a/2 Huntley St, Alexandria NSW 2015, Australia

Event description

Guatemalan coffee is revered as one of the most nuanced cups in the world. What makes Guatemalan coffees so unique is it's high altitudes, diverse microclimates, consistent rainfall patterns, and excellent cultivation and processing. 

Come along to meet Julio from IDHarBest for a presentation on Guatemalan coffee production and the current challenges faced by Guatemalan producers, including the challenges they've faced since the devastating Volcán de Fuego eruption in 2018. A Q&A session will follow.


Tickets - $5 donation to CafeSmart
- Beers & wine on arrival
- Q&A with Julio Martinez Paiz, Managing Director of IDHarBest
- Coffee cupping of Julio's top favourite lots


About The Grounds Roastery:

At The Grounds, our aim is simple: to create a special moment or memorable experience for absolutely every person who crosses our path. So, does this extend to our coffee? You bet it does.

In fact, our ridiculously passionate team won’t shut up about the stuff. The only time they’re not talking about coffee is when they’re drinking it. Legend has it that someone once asked roaster Nick about a new coffee grower he’d met and Nick’s reply was so enthusiastic that it continues to this very day.

Seriously though, our talented roastery team love what they do. The reason they spend their days continually testing and perfecting is simple: to make the coffee experience as special as can be.

About IDHarBest:

IDHarbest is the division for commodities of Negocios Tropico, Guatemala. They procure and sell premium, certified, and conventional green coffee from reliable sources in Guatemala and El Salvador, as well as deal with other
commodities such as sesame seeds and cocoa. They believe strongly in traceability, from the farm to the buyer with a transparent, commercial chain.

About MTC Group:

MTC Group is an International specialty coffee trader with direct relationships at origin, working at producer and mill level to source and improve coffees at the farm gate.

MTC Group represents the complete coffee cycle from red cherries through parchment, green and roasted coffee stages. As a business we pride ourselves on not only understanding, but actively participating in all stages of the specialty coffee cycle.

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