Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Official opening of Tasmanian Farm Gate this coming Sunday at 11.00 am

And on a totally different tack to the previous post, I have copied and pasted the below from a Press Release from Madi Peattie from Tasmanian Farm Gate:


From a small 18th Century coffee farm in the mountains of Guatemala, 1800 metres above sea level, to a micro roaster in a small town in the Huon Valley comes some of the finest and most prestigiously awarded coffee beans found in the world.

‘Cup of Excellence’ is the most esteemed coffee award given out for top coffees worldwide. Entrants must take part in a strict competition with the winners chosen by a select group of national and international cuppers.

Fifty Beans Coffee Roasters, located in Franklin in the Huon Valley, is one of the few roasters worldwide, and certainly the only in Tasmania, lucky enough to have secured some of the awarded coffee beans to roast.

The beans are sourced from Finca Santa Ana, a small 18th Century coffee farm whose 80 hectares can be found in the mountains of Guatemala amongst some of the most fertile soil in the world. Their award winning quality is the result of four generations of conserving coffee in ecological harmony with the forest, rivers and mountains.

Fifty Beans Coffee Roasters owner Harley Siddans is extremely passionate about small farm/micro lots of high quality coffee and believes that ‘coffee that is given such meticulous preparation on the farm deserves as much attention from the roaster’.

When roasting ‘I look out at the peaks of the Huon Valley and take a moment to think of Santa Ana nestled between the Pacaya and Tecuamburro Volcanoes and the life changing event the Cup of Excellence competition must have been for them.’

Santa Ana produced just thirty two cartons of coffee this year to take the much esteemed Cup of Excellence – winning farm title. This ranking is amongst the top 2% of coffee worldwide.

This Sunday only Tasmanian Farm Gate in partnership with Fifty Beans Coffee Roasters is offering visitors to the market the rare opportunity to sample a Cup of Excellence coffee.

This coffee will form part of the celebrations as the market is officially launched by Senator Christine Milne, Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens and Elaine Reeves, renowned Tasmanian food writer.

Festivities begin in the Melville St Outdoor Carpark at 8am with live music, face painting and free balloons for the kids all day. A Tasmanian Farm Gate Producers Auction will be held at 10.30 am with all proceeds donated to the Aussie Helpers Drought Relief Appeal and the official launch at 11.00am.

For more information please contact
Madi Peattie
0401 925 439

Posted on by Rita


sir grumpy said...

I'd rather have a cup of tea Rita and you should charge them for this advert.
Or am I being aggro?
I'd rather not hear Christine Milne whining on though.

Bri said...

The farm gate market is fantastic. The majority of the stallholders are keen to talk about their products, not just idly sit there and sell them. I hope to make it along again for the opening this weekend :)

Susannah said...

I've visited a few times - some lovely produce, but one needs to be quick. I would have thought most of the best would have been sold out by the time Christine Milne gets there. Are the Greens always running a bit behind?