A night with Silvio Leite

Join MCM and Silvio Leite for a special tasting and talk, exploring the potential and quality of the producing region of Piatã, a unique and privileged coffee growing area located in Bahia’s Chapada Diamantina, Brazil.

Chapada Diamantina translates to ”Diamond Plateau” in Portuguese, and for 100 years this area was mined for the gemstones embedded in its cliffs. Today the region is famous for its specialty coffee. High altitudes and a unique microclimate present favourable conditions for producing high quality coffee, with a cup profile that is very bright, transparent, and distinctive. This region has only recently started to become recognised internationally for its high quality and incredibly unique cup profile, thanks largely to the hard work of Silvio Leite, who has worked closely with the producers in this region for many years.

Silvio is one of our favourite people in coffee. He is open, warm, honest and passionate, and has a tonne of knowledge and expertise that he has accumulated over the last 3 decades and generously shares with all that cross his path. He helped to establish the very first Cup of Excellence in 1999, and has since gone on to be a Head Judge for nearly 30 competitions as well as the President of the BSCA. He is an exceptional cupper and teacher, and has played a pivotal role locally and globally in growing the potential of specialty coffee in Brazil, and in particular Bahia, where he is now based.

We hope you can join us for this very special evening. We’ll be sharing insight into this unique and exciting producing region, alongside a tasting of some truly exquisite micro-lots. See you there!

Tuesday 5th February
Market Lane, Prahran Market
Entry via Elizabeth St, South Yarra