Category: competitions

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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2021 US Barista and Brewers Cup Championships Canceled

The ripple effect from this year of lost gatherings has extended to the 2021 United States Barista and Brewers Cup Championships, which have both been canceled. The Specialty Coffee...

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Updated: MICE and World Coffee Championships Not Happening in 2020

[Editor’s note: The headline in the original version of this story included the World of Coffee event among the list of events that will not be happening in 2020. To…

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World of Coffee, MICE and World Coffee Championships Not Happening in 2020

The Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE), World of Coffee in Warsaw and the 2020 World Coffee Championship events have all been canceled or are in the process of being...

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Application Deadline Approaching for 2021 Roaster of the Year

The Monday, July 27, application deadline for the 17th annual Roaster of the Year awards from Roast magazine is fast approaching. The competition has two categories and two winners: Macro...

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Costa Rican Growers Wow Judges with Variety at 2020 Cup of Excellence

Twenty six coffees representing a wide array of coffee varieties and processing methods from three of Costa Rica’s main growing regions have won 2020 Cup of Excellence awards. All...

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22 Coffees Score 87+ in El Salvador Cup of Excellence

Twenty-two lots have won Cup of Excellence awards in the 17th El Salvador Cup of Excellence coffee quality competition. All 22 lots — each scoring 87 points or above,...

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30 Lots with 10 Different Varieties Win at 17th Guatemala Cup of Excellence

The first Cup of Excellence ceremony ever to be streamed over Youtube celebrated the 38 CoE and National Winners of the 17th Guatemala Cup of Excellence coffee competition last...

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Three US Coffee Championships on Pause Until 2021, New Qualifiers Canceled

Organizers of the United States Coffee Competitions (USCC) have announced that the three remaining U.S championships have been paused until 2021 due to concerns regarding large gatherings as the...

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