2008 Brazil Fair Trade Cupping Competition

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2008 Brazil Fair Trade Cupping Competition

Postby Demian L on Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:03 pm

Hi Folks,
I know this section of the board is mainly full of CoE posts but I figured that this is probably the best place to post. If you're a Fair Trade coffee licensee in the US you've probably read about the competition already and know it's being led by Silvio Leite's team at the Center for Excellence in Machado. The competition will be split into two categories: natural and washed coffees. The ten finalists in each category will be announced Friday the 24th in Belo Horizonte.

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TransFair USA is excited to announce the first ever Fair Trade Certified Cupping Competition and Auction. All ten Brazilian Fair Trade Certified Arabica producing cooperatives will be submitting samples to be judged in the competition. The goal of the event is to showcase high quality Fair Trade Certified coffee produced in Brazil and provide Fair Trade Certified licensees access to the best coffees at origin. Buyers will have the opportunity to sample, meet producers, and bid on the winning coffees through a closed auction. In addition, TransFair USA is organizing a four day excursion following the auction to visit coffee producing cooperatives in Minas Gerais. The international jury will be grading coffees from October 20th to October 24th. We will hold a tasting, auction and awards ceremony in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais on Friday, October 24th.

For daily coverage go here:
http://fairtradecuppingcompetition.blogspot.com/ or here http://www.baristaexchange.com (and friend us if you're a member!)

International Judges:
Prof. Flávio Meira Borém, Universidade Federal de Lavras, BRAZIL
John Cosseette, Royal Coffee Inc,, Emeryville CA, USA
Darrin Daniel, Allegro Coffee Company, Thronton CO, USA
Wendy de Jong, Tony's Coffee & Teas, Bellingham, WA, USA
Oscar Gonzales, Sustainable Harvest, Lima, PERU
David Hermann, The Roasterie, Kansas City, MO, USA
Joao Batista Jarduli, SAAG, BRAZIL
Silvio Leite, AgriCafe, BRAZIL
Andrew Miller, Cafe Imports, Minneapolis MN, USA
Jack Robson Silva, Cafe Bom Dia, BRAZIL

Observers
Takashi Toda, Mitsubishi, BRAZIL
Fernando Monteiro, Mitsubishi, BRAZIL
Arnaldo Baskerville, Cafema, BRAZIL
Alexandre Gonzaga, Minas Estate Coffee, BRAZIL

Muito Obrigado,

Demian
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