Aida Batlle

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Produced by one of the most influential women in coffee, Aida Batlle. After fleeing from civil-war-torn El Salvador to Miami as a child, Aida Batlle returned to her homeland, and her family coffee plantation at the age of 28. With a background in the food business and infused with the values of the sustainable food movement, Aida set out to raise the quality of their coffee, introducing organic practices and new natural processing methods. By only picking optimally ripe coffee cherries and careful processing, she stunned the speciality coffee establishment by winning the El Salvador Cup of Excellence in 2003 and breaking the world record price $14.06US per pound.