AIDA BATLLETHE | COFFEE CONNOISSEUR
The growing popularity of artisanal coffee is rooted in the “third wave of coffee” movement, a term coined in 2002. Batlle is one of the big guns in this coffee movement, emphasizing the farmer/roaster/consumer relationship, transparency of process, and organic ingredients. Increasingly, we want to know the story behind our coffee, and we want that story to be an ethical one.
Batlle, a fifth-generation coffee farmer, won El Salvador’s inaugural Cup of Excellence, a prestigious competition that honors outstanding farmers, which not only propelled her product into the spotlight, but also won her the patronage of the specialty coffee community, Stumptown Coffee Roasters. (taken from GOOD, read more)
I had the privilege of photographing Aida at the Downtown Los Angeles Stumptown for GOOD Magazine.