It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of Birds of Unusual Vitality, a specialty coffee interview and photo site published by Eileen P. Kenny. Sprudge readers may remember Ms. Kenny from her world-beating photo work during our coverage of the 2013 World Barista Champioship, and she’s recently joined the Sprudge staff as our Melbourne desk writer. We’re really excited to start publishing new, original Melbourne coverage from Eileen Kenny in the coming weeks, but today she’s got a brand new feature up on Birds: an in-depth interview with Jose Aguilar, Director at Mercanta Specialty Coffee Merchants.
The photo you see above is an outtake from Eileen’s photo shoot with Mr. Aguilar. Here’s an excerpt from their interview: