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More then Half a Million for Brazilian Farmers

Great news from the Alliance for Coffee Excellence and the Brazil Specialty Coffee Association: this year’s Cup of Excellence (COE) Early Harvest live auction raised more than $516,000 for the country’s COE-winning farmers—that’s an above 30% increase from last year. The top lot, which scored a 92.09, hailed from Sitio São … Read more →

Honduras Cup of Excellence 2013 winner Jorge Lanza and his family.
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Cup of Excellence Auctions Are Upon Us!

Last Thursday marked the first of the Central American Cup of Excellence auctions of the year, with Honduras up to bat. Twenty-two farmers who had entered this year’s competition gathered together at the Instituto Hondureño del Café quality lab in San Pedro Sula to watch the annual online auction, and … Read more →

Rwanda CoE!

The second Rwanda Cup of Excellence competition brought 26 international cuppers to the small town of Rwamagana to judge the final phase of the world’s most stringent coffee competition.  Cupping at the new Kayonza quality lab, the international jury, hailing from 14 countries, scored 22 lots high enough to win … Read more →

A Lovely Last Day in Nicaragua

I’m finally climbing out from under the mountain of work that awaited me back here at Barista Mag’s headquarters, after I left for a week to attend the Nicaragua Cup of Excellence (CoE). But I’d be remiss if I didn’t report on the wonderful day a few of us spent … Read more →

CoE Nicaragua 2009!

The competition is over and I’m back home in Portland, Oregon—what a week! It was, in fact, so exciting, that I’ve arrived home pretty under the weather, which is slowing me down—nothing serious, but I have some recovering to do. So please forgive me for not posting sooner, and look … Read more →

Nicaragua CoE Continues…

I can now safely say that the Cup of Excellence experience is just as exhausting as any other coffee event. Seriously, with around 60 coffees to evaluate, narrow down and precisely judge as the best of the best in a whole country, in the space of a week, this is … Read more →

Nica Nica Nica

It’s really nice to be back in Nicaragua — what a warm, welcoming country. Today was Day 1 of the —get this— 50th Cup of Excellence competition. It’s a big deal competition with an all-star jury on deck. Today was calibration, which was super interesting for me — this is … Read more →

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