Our Taste of Perth experience could not have been better. The lovely weather, the nice people we met and the wonderful support we received: all the ingredients needed for a successful foodie event. (Oh and coffee – you can’t forget the coffee!)
In previous years at Taste of Perth the Karvan crew have showcased our locally roasted coffee but decided that this year we would add a charitable twist, with all profits from the event being donated towards the Vinnies CEO Sleepout.Roasted especially for the event by Brad, our lovely roaster, we had two single origin coffees on offer: the Nicaraguan Juan Ramon Diaz Microlot and the Sumatra Blue Bianca both served as filter, and for our espresso lovers Karvan Coffee Blend #4.
- The Nicaraguan Juan Ramon Diaz is a Cup of Excellence award winning producer from Ojo de Agua, Nicaragua. He and his family have been farming unusual hybrid variates and are well known for producing extremely fine coffees. This shade-grown microlot is bright, sweet and delicate with an alluring jasmine perfume.
- The Sumatra Blue Bianca is a very distinctive and interesting coffee from a young Sumatran processor. The traditional Sumatran Giling Basa process gives a heavy, syrupy body that works really well with the complex, earthy flavours in the cup. Expect bright, structured acidity, lots of fruit, and a fulfilling mouthfeel.
- Karvan Coffee Blend #4 is a full bodied rich, earthy Fair Trade coffee with melon fruit flavours and a velvety mouth feel.
We would like to extend a big thank you to those who donated during the event and spread the word on social media. Our Instagram board was popular with visitors to the event and we loved seeing all your posts appearing across social media. We are thrilled to announce that from the sale of cups of coffee and coffee beans, we have raised $4,500 towards the CEO Sleepout. Your generosity will make sure that some of the most vulnerable people in our community receive the help they need to create a brighter future.
Brad, our roaster, has participated in the CEO Sleepout for the past three years raising over $14,000. With our fundraising from Taste of Perth our total now stands at $19,301, just shy of our $20,000 goal. Stay tuned via our Facebook page for more updates about our fundraising efforts in the lead up to CEO Sleepout event on June 23rd, 2016.