Diego Campos of Colombia crowned World Barista Champion

Diego Campos of Colombia has been crowned the 2021 World Barista Champion. Andrea Allen of the United States was Runner Up, Hugh Kelly of Ona Coffee and Australia placed third, Emi Fukahori of Switzerland placed fourth, Martin Shabaya of Kenya placed fifth, and Wojciech Tyler of Ireland placed sixth.
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Colombia Cup of Excellence

Record coffee prices sold at Colombia Cup of Excellence

On 3 June, Colombia held its first Cup of Excellence auction for 2021. Pablo Andrés Guerrero Pérez’s washed Gesha from his “Obraje” farm, in Buesaco, Nariño sold for a record price of $135.10 per pound beating the previous record of $70 per pound, set in 2020.
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coffee for peace colombia virtual buyers caravan

Coffee for Peace in Colombia launches virtual buyers caravan

Coffee for Peace in Colombia is hosting its the first ever Virtual Buyers Caravan, showcasing growers in Cauca and Valle del Cauca from 11 to 14 August. Coffee for Peace, an initiative led by the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) and supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), says the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted business operations of all kinds. In the coffee realm, green coffee buyers have not been able to make their regular trips to coffee- producing countries to source coffee for their operations.
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