Alliance for Coffee Excellence appoints new Board Chair

The Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) has appointed Cory Bush, the Managing Director of Belgian speciality coffee importer 32Cup, as its new Board Chair.

Cory began his coffee career as the Regional Manager for coffee initiative TechnnoServe, a program that sought to increase coffee producers’ household incomes.

He also worked as a Senior Trader at Falcon Coffees in the United Kingdom, where he built collaborative, quality-focused supply chains across Africa and Central America. Cory also served on the Speciality Coffee Association’s Sustainability Council and was a keynote speaker at International Coffee Organisation and African Fine Coffee Association events.

In addition, the ACE announced Noelia Villalobos as the new Vice-Chair. Villalobos has been the Executive Director of the Specialty Coffee Association of Costa Rica and Sintercafé since 2009. Both associations promote production and consumption of Costa Rican coffee specialty.

Noelia has a Master’s Degree in Promotional Marketing from the University of Madrid.

The ACE is a non-profit global membership dedicated to advancing excellence in coffee, through its Cup of Excellence competitions.

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