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ACE Sets Cup of Excellence Online Auction Dates for Central America and Mexico Coffees

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Cup of Excellence cuppers in El Salvador in early May. Photo courtesy of Cup of Excellence.

It is a busy time of year for the team Alliance for Coffee Excellence team, organizers of the Cup of Excellence program that identifies and facilitates the sale of premium coffees from approximately a dozen coffee-producing countries.

An international group of ACE-appointed cuppers recently traveled to farms throughout Central America and Mexico, naming 149 Cup of Excellence-winning coffees and 14 Presidential Award-winning coffees, those that scored over 90 points.

(related: SCAA to Rebuild Coffee of the Year Program with ACE Partnership)

“These amazing farmers have once again surprised us with their innovative approach to producing fabulous coffees even as many of them have struggled with the devastating rust outbreak,” ACE executive director and Cup of Excellence co-founder Susie Spindler said last week, as ACE prepared auctions for the program winners.

(related: Alliance for Coffee Excellence Opens Portland Office, Announces 2014 Membership Plans)

A live auction for Nicaraguan coffees wrapped up last Thursday, but upcoming online auctions — all at 9 a.m. U.S. Eastern Standard time — include:

  • El Salvador — June 9
  • Honduras — June 18
  • Costa Rica — June 24
  • Guatemala — July 2
  • Mexico — July 9

For more information on the live online auctions, or to obtain samples of winning coffees, visit ACE.