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Cup of Excellence

A blind cupping by 16 of the best Cup of Excellence judges in the world awarded a complex Brazilian natural all-time record score of 93.60. The coffee from Fazenda Camocim was the first coffee produced by biodynamic methods to ever win the top prize. more

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Cup of Excellence judges awarded top honors to women for an unprecedented 10 lots of Brazilian coffee in 2017. more

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Peru, in its first-ever Cup of Excellence, set a record for an overall price per pound during the most recent auction. In all, 19 lots were sold at an average $21.13 per pound. more

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Darrin Daniel - Alliance for Coffee Excellence

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Darrin Daniel assumed leadership of the Alliance for Coffee Excellence in January. He recently met with STiR in ACE’s new offices in Portland, Oregon, to talk about the Alliance’s restored direction and its plans for the future. more

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Darrin Daniel, a 25-year coffee industry veteran, was recently named executive director of Alliance for Coffee Excellence, Inc. more

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Photo by Dan Bolton/StiR Tea & Coffee

Specialty coffee roasters around the globe spent a record R $1.4 million (US $365,000) last week on the best of Brazil’s 2014/15 arabica harvest. more

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Are coffee competitions financially sustainable? Announcements by two prominent trade organizations suggest no, at least not under current models. more

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