Category: competitions

2021 Colombia Cup of Excellence Winners Feature Two 90+ Lots

Results for the Cup of Excellence green coffee competition of 2021 are in, with nearly two dozen high-quality coffee lots coming from Colombian coffee growers now heading to auction....

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Wine Yeasts Abound Among Hawaiian-Grown ACE/Isla Auction Coffees

The Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) and Hawaiian green coffee company Isla Custom Coffees have announced 16 winning lots in a recent competition of Hawaiian coffees. Notably, a full three-quarters...

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Here Are the 14 Winners of the 2021 Good Food Awards for Coffee

Fourteen specialty coffee companies from throughout the United States have taken home 2021 Good Food Awards, along with the marketing and direct sales opportunities the honor bestows. Coming from...

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Winning Lots from Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Coffee Group Heading to Auction

The nonprofit Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) and Tanzania-based Ngorongoro Coffee Group have announced that 27 green coffees scoring between 85.31 and 90.31 points are heading to online auction...

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New Rules for the 2021 World Coffee Championships Cover COVID Safety

The Specialty Coffee Association has announced rules updates for the four 2021 World Coffee Championship events currently scheduled to take place in conjunction with the SCA’s World of Coffee...

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Three 2021 World Coffee Championships Scheduled for Taiwan

The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) announced today that the 2021 World Coffee Roasting Championship, World Coffee In Good Spirits Championship and World Latte Art Championship are now scheduled to...

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Hilda Leguía Gonzales of Cusco Wins 2020 Peru Cup of Excellence

The fourth Peru Cup of Excellence green coffee competition resulted in 24 farmers winning the prestigious award, with high-scoring coffees heading to auction next month. The top-scoring coffee lot...

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18 First-Time Competitors Win 2020 Colombia Cup of Excellence Awards

Twenty-four high-scoring green coffee lots are heading to a Thursday, Nov. 19, auction as part of the 2020 Colombia Cup of Excellence green coffee competition and auction program. The...

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What it Takes to be Crowned Craft Coffee Roaster of the Year: A Retrospective of Past Award Winners

(Editor’s note: The following comes from an article by Lon LaFlamme that appeared in the July/August 2019 issue of Roast Magazine. Click here to read the full article.) Simply...

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Costa Rica Cup of Excellence Auction Continues Streak of High Average Prices

The Costa Rica Cup of Excellence auction the beat the countrywide program’s previous price records, as 26 winning green coffee lots fetched more than half a million USD while...

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Top Coffee from Guatemala Cup of Excellence Earns $180 Per Pound at Auction

Buyers primarily from Asia, Europe and the United States shattered previous price records at the recent Guatemala Cup of Excellence auction, with an average per-pound price of $26.50 USD...

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