Ethiopia Cup Excellence auction

Ethiopia Cup of Excellence auction breaks several records

The 2020 Ethiopia Cup of Excellence (COE) auction broke records, with total sales of US$1,348,690 (about $1,966,738) topping the previous record of US$830,245 from El Salvador in 2011. The El Salvador auction had 42 lots for sale, while the COE Ethiopia auction included only 28, achieving a record-high average price of US$28 per pound.
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First Cup of Excellence Ethiopia awards three coffees 90 plus

Niguse Gemeda Mude has won the first Cup of Excellence (COE) Ethiopia with his Sidama sun-dried natural coffee, which scored 91.04 in the competition. This was one of three coffees to score more than 90 points in the competition, each receiving the Presidential Award. Rumudamo Coffee Industry Trade scored 90.89 and RumuDamo scored 90.25 with 74110 varietal washed coffees, both from Sidamo.
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Lavazza shares commitment to reforestation in Ethiopia and Peru

On Earth Day, 22 April, the Lavazza Group showcased some of the most significant sustainability projects that its Foundation is developing in the field of reforestation. Lavazza says this is a central issue in the lives of every species on this planet, given the global necessity for urgent action by all parties involved, especially those whose core business, coffee, is rooted in the land.
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Cup of Excellence Ethiopia to go ahead

International judging of Cup of Excellence (COE) Ethiopia 2020 has been relocated to Portland, United States, due to travel restrictions and lockdowns during the Covid-19 pandemic. The competition was scheduled to be held in Addis Ababa from 30 March 30 to 3 April and 7 to 10 April, in the presence of an international jury. The coffee lots of the top 150 pre-selection winners have been collected and stored in the Addis Ababa Cup of Excellence Center.
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