To celebrate the upcoming World Barista Championships, The Grounds of Alexandria is offering a rare chance to spend an evening exploring the journey of coffee from seed to cup.Click Here
From the Research Facility
We are presenting coffee from all around the world through our roastery.
Currently we are serving a coffee from Diri is located in the Kaffa zone Ethiopia. The local people believe to be the true “birthplace of coffee”. Ethiopia has more than 1.1 million coffee farmers (smallholders) representing 95% of the production. The varieties are referred to collectively as Ethiopian Heirloom, which is a myriad of local native Typica hybrids and new improved varietals based on the old strains. The two main growing areas are in the west and south. Most coffees are organic by default.
This coffee is a result of a sustainable Technoserve project in the west based on transparency and increased quality production. Technoserve is a NGO supporting the farmers in setting up washing stations and new cooperative structures. This project has revealed a new great range of coffee flavors not found elsewhere. Technoserve’s coffee initiative is a project measuring their success in the value and quality of the coffees produced and the farmers increase in their coffee income. All cooperative members qualify for second payment. This has so far contributed to a significant increase in payment for the local coffee farmers.
‘A night with the Champions’
To celebrate the upcoming World Barista Championships, The Grounds of Alexandria is offering a rare chance to spend an evening exploring the journey of coffee from seed to cup, hosted by three international coffee champions and a master coffee roaster.
The event, ‘A night with Coffee Champions’, will be held in The Grounds after hours on Tuesday 21 May 2013. The Grounds is exclusively presenting two leading international coffee champions from Denmark to share their insights and expertise in the field.
Klaus Thomsen and Casper Engel Rasmussen are co-founders of The Coffee Collective and will be joined by The Grounds co-founder, Head Barista and 2007 World Latte-Art Champion Jack Hanna and Master Roaster George Sabados.
The one-night only event will be hosted from 7pm until 9pm, giving guests the chance to experience The Grounds venue and gardens at night. Tickets are $45, which includes presentations by four renowned speakers, a coffee-inspired cocktail and beverage package on arrival as well as canapés and grazing tables of food and produce created by The Grounds kitchen.
Speakers; Klaus Thomsen:
World Barista Champion 2006
Casper Engel Rasmussen:
World Cup Tasting Champion 2008
Founder of The Barista College of Australia and Internationally recongnised roast master
Co Founder of The Grounds and World Latte Art Champion 2007
Date: Tuesday 21 May 2013
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Where: The Grounds of Alexandria, Building 7A, No 2 Huntley St, Alexandria NSW 2015.
Tickets: $45 per person
The Grounds of Alexandria are excited to celebrate Mother’s Day this year, marking the occasion with family-friendly Markets held onsite at the café and kitchen garden.
Running from 8am on Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 May 2013, the event will offer a buzzing market, live music by DJ Roof as well as activities for children and families including a baby animal farm within the Grounds Gardens.
This is the chance to thank your Mum for everything she’s done for your with breakfast or lunch and let her know how much she means to you with flowers, chocolates and other goodies. There will also be a series of special giveaways and prizes for children and families too.
When: 8am-3pm Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 May 2013
Where: The Grounds of Alexandria, Building 7A, 2 Huntley Street Alexandria