Small Australian coffee businesses shine on international stage

Dimbulah and Knight Mattingly won a bronze medal for their Australian coffee in the AVPA 2nd International Contest of Coffees Roasted in their Countries of Origin.

A small Australian coffee grower and Melbourne-based roaster have taken out an award at one of the industry’s most prestigious international events.

Dimbulah Mountain Estate Coffee is a coffee growing plantation in far north Queensland on the Atherton Tablelands, and Knight Mattingly an independent roaster in suburban north Melbourne. Dimbulah and Knight Mattingly won a bronze medal for their Australian coffee in the AVPA 2nd International Contest of Coffees Roasted in their Countries of Origin.

Held in Paris in early July, the AVPA awards were tightly fought by roasters and growers from across the globe with submissions from Togo, Tazania, Colombia, Peru and Mexico amongst others. The Dimbulah Mountain Estate Coffee was selected from more than 24 countries to take out a bronze medal and was the only Australian coffee recognised at the awards.

The Dimbulah arabica bean is grown in the fertile soils of the Atherton Tablelands, and is named for the indigenous community who lived in the region. Melbourne coffee roasting house, Knight Mattingly, has worked to develop a sweet chocolate caramel body and long finish – producing a consistent level of quality for the Estate.

The International Coffee Organisation and the French Network of Baristas joined with French producers and diplomatic delegates to oversee the latest AVPA competition. The organisers explained that the outcome of the second year of the competition had exceeded their expectations, and they applauded the energies of the international producers on all aspects of harvesting, processing, fermentation and roasting.

On announcement of the winners, the international selection of coffees was then made available to cafes within the Marais district of Paris, enabling Parisians to get a taste of the world-class coffee.

Dimbulah Coffee is available through Knight Mattingly Coffee Roasters, and is currently served in Parliament House, Victoria.

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