Alliance for Coffee Excellence

Alliance for Coffee Excellence will conduct a Private Collection coffee auction to support smallholder farmers in Yemen. Read more

Coffee Report

The Cup of Excellence, known for its green bean auctions around the world, marks its 20th anniversary in October with a celebration and competition in Larvas, Brazil, the site of the original event. Read more

Coffee Report

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. Read more

Coffee Report

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. Read more


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

Coffee Report

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

Coffee Report

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