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Benjamin Paz of San VicenteDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

Benjamin Paz of Beneficio San Vicente (left) along with Xavier Alexander of Metric Coffee. While Unpacking Coffee has exclusively focused on roasters since its debut, its 71st episode heads further into the coffee chain as Kandace and Ray chat with renowned Honduran… Source link

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Natural Processing Bursts Through at 7th Burundi Cup of ExcellenceDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

Cup of Excellence photo from the international jury week in the 2019 Burundi Cup of Excellence. Among all 23 winning coffees in the 2019 Burundi Cup of Excellence countrywide coffee competition, it was a rare natural-process coffee that took the highest score. In fact,… Source link

ACE Suspends First Indonesia Cup of Excellence, Cites Funding HurdlesDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine
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ACE Suspends First Indonesia Cup of Excellence, Cites Funding HurdlesDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

Photo courtesy of ACE. The Alliance for Coffee Excellence has announced that the first Cup of Excellence auction and competition planned for Indonesia has been temporarily suspended due to funding and logistics hurdles. Along with in-country partner the Specialty Coffee… Source link

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Colombian Microlot Specialist Direct Origin is Now Called Cedro AltoDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

Cedro Alto Founder Karl Weinhold meeting with farmers in Colombia. All photos courtesy of Cedro Alto. The vertically oriented Colombian green coffee business formerly known as Direct Origin Trading has rebranded under the name Cedro Alto, a change designed to better… Source link

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Winners from the Hawaii Coffee Association’s 11th Annual Cupping Competition -Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

From the 11th Annual Hawaii Coffee Association statewide cupping competition. All photos courtesy of the Hawaii Coffee Association. A rare homegrown coffee quality competition took place late last month in the United States, as the Hawaii Coffee Association held its 24th… Source link

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Nonprofit Verité Launches Three-Year COFFEE Labor ProjectDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

Massachusetts-based nonprofit Verité, which works to improve labor conditions in some of the most exploitative industries throughout the world, has received funding for a three-year project addressing labor in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico. Funding for the project —… Source link

Yemeni Coffee Approaches $200/lb at First ACE 'Private Collection' Auction
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Yemeni Coffee Approaches $200/lb at First ACE ‘Private Collection’ Auction

Qima Coffee photo from the Al-Ruwad Coop in Yemen. In what amounted to the largest Yemeni specialty coffee auction in history, buyers from all over the world paid more than $163,000 for coffees from 33 different producers, with a robust average per-pound price of… Source link

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Mercon Launches US-Based Specialty Importer Novus Coffee ImportsDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

The Novus Coffee Imports team cupping. All images courtesy of Novus Coffee Imports. Longtime coffee trading company Mercon Coffee Group has launched a new specialty coffee importing division called Novus Coffee Imports. With a home base in Seattle, Novus will specialize… Source link

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An Anti-Greenwashing Checklist for Coffee PractitionersDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

I spend a lot of time trying to understand how the coffee sustainability sector, which I know firsthand is full of smart, ambitious, well-intentioned people, so often falls short of our collective goals. My colleagues and I care deeply about making change, so why does it feel that the greatest… Source link

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Elida Estate Gesha Earns $1,029 Per Pound in Record-Breaking Best of Panama AuctionDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

The Lamastus Family’s Elida Estate. Specialty Coffee Association of Panama photo. The 23rd Best of Panama specialty coffee auction resulted in astounding prices, including a BoP auction-record-breaking natural-process Gesha variety from the Lamastus family’s Elida… Source link