Cup of Excellence anniversary

Cup of Excellence celebrates 20th anniversary

The Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) and its flagship program Cup of Excellence (COE) were honoured in a celebration recognising the 20th anniversary of the competition and auction program. The ACE says in this time, COE has discovered incredible coffees, micro regions no one knew existed, and brought international fame to individual farmers. While Brazil is the longest running program to date, COE has been established in multiple coffee producing countries. Bidders have paid up to US$300 per pound for winning coffees, resulting in a combined US$60 million going to farmers from COE auctions.
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Ashley Palmer-Watts

Ashley Palmer-Watts’s ambition

There are some magical coffee moments you never forget. For Dinner By Heston Blumenthal’s Chef Director Ashley Palmer-Watts, that moment was five years ago when he, two chefs, and a maître d’ climbed Africa’s highest mountain peak, Mount Kilimanjaro.
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cold brew

Proud Mary to host Cold Brew Throwdown

Proud Mary Coffee Roasters will host its annual Cold Brew Throwdown on 30 November from 6pm to 9pm at Aunty Peg’s café in Collingwood, Melbourne. Proud Mary says the throwdown is a fun event where all members of the community, including brewers, baristas, roasters and coffee hobbyists, come together to sample cold brew and share stories about sourcing coffee while competing for first prize and the people’s choice award.
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