Costa Rican Gesha breaks COE record at US$300 per pound

The 2018 Costa Rican Cup of Excellence (COE) auction has made history.  Producer Luis Ricardo Calderon Madrigal has received the highest price ever paid for a COE coffee at US$300.09 per pound. Luis of Dan Cayito farm entered just one sample in the 2018 COE competition and placed first with a score of 91.29 points for his honey Gesha coffee. 
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ACE changes México COE auction date

The 2018 México Cup of Excellence (COE) auction has been postponed due to delayed shipping of some sample sets too close to the original auction date. To give all bidders a fair chance, the Alliance for Coffee Excellence has updated the auction to the following dates:
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COE Guatemala continues despite volcano eruption

The Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) commenced its 14th edition of the Cup of Excellence (COE) in Guatemala City on 4 June despite the Fuego volcano eruption. When the volcano erupted on 3 June, villages and coffee farms were affected, however Anacafé and ACE took the decision to complete the final stage of the COE competition, which started months before and is the culmination of hard work from farmers and all organisations involved.  
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Finca Don Cayito wins Cup of Excellence Costa Rica

Luis Ricardo Calderon Madrigal entered one sample in the 2018 Cup of Excellence (COE) Costa Rica and has placed first with 91.29-points for a Honey processed Gesha from Finca Don Cayito. During the awards ceremony, Luis was filled with appreciation thanking his family and the close community around him. 
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ACE moves COE award winning coffees as Nicaragua violence escalates

The Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) has made the decision to immediately export the 2018 Nicaraguan Cup of Excellence (COE) award winning coffees to California following political instability in Nicaragua. The emergency call was made after Nicaraguan authorities killed a number of protesting students in Managua, the week after the 2018 Nicaraguan COE took place in Matagalpa on 18 April. 
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First-time competitor wins Mexican Cup of Excellence

A first-time competitor won first place in the Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) sixth edition of the Cup of Excellence (COE) in Mexico City on 18 May. Jose Renteria Larios ranked first with a 90.70-point coffee from Finca Peña Blanca in Jalisco, with a natural processed coffee with a blend of Sarchimor, Marsellesa and Caturra. 
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Alliance for Coffee Excellence elects new board members

The Alliance For Coffee Excellence (ACE) announced on 27 March the election of four new board members: Keita Matsumoto, Cory Bush, Yuko Itoi and Aleco Chigounis. This election, voted in by ACE’s members, country partners and head judges, brings the number of formal board members to eleven.
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