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Preview Cuppings and Online Auction Set for Brazil Cup of Excellence Winners

Photo by ACE of 2013 Brazil Early Harvest Cup of Excellence Winners

Photo by ACE of 2013 Brazil Early Harvest Cup of Excellence Winners

The Alliance for Coffee Excellence has announced that a live online auction for Brazil Early Harvest coffees in the Cup of Excellence program is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 27. The auction will be preceded by a series of cuppings throughout the United States.

Brazil is the only country to have two seasonal auctions in the Cup of Excellence program, in which a panel of international judges leads a rigorous months-long tasting and scoring program for coffees from some of the world’s best micro-lots. For a list of the Brazil Early Harvest Cup of Excellence farms and their locations, visit ACE.

Leading up to the online auction, several importers from coast to coast will be hosting cuppings from this year’s early harvest winners. Here are some scheduled cuppings (contact individual importers for event and RSVP information):

Friday, Nov. 15: Seattle
Atlas Coffee Importers
1:00pm – 4:30pm
1402 NW 85th Street, Seattle, WA

Monday, Nov. 18: Sonoma County, Calif.
OLAM Specialty Coffee
1:00pm – 4:00pm
118 Matheson St., 3rd Floor, Healdsburg, CA

Wednesday, Nov. 20: Minneapolis
Café Imports
10:00am – 2:00pm
2617 East Hennepin, Minneapolis, MN

NEW DATE Wednesday, Nov. 20: Boston
InterAmerican Coffee
2:00pm – 4:00pm
2B Airport Drive Ext., Hopedale, MA

Monday, Nov. 26: Portland
Alliance for Coffee Excellence
10:00am – 12:00 Noon
3115 NE Sandy Blvd., Suite 224, Portland, OR

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