The Cup of Excellence competition has pioneered integrity and transparency in the coffee industry, ensuring the value of winning coffees. Each sample entering the competition process is assigned a number known only to the auditor for each competition, and each jury member cups the coffee blind.
What happens when there is no Cup of Excellence?
What is the roasters Cup of Excellence?
Roasters, retailers, coffee producers, importers, exporters, and enthusiasts are invited to join us for these four-day intensive trainings. The Cup of Excellence winning coffees and the National Winner finalists get sent to the Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) for auction.
How do I become a cup of Excellence judge?
Any cupper who has not already been on a Cup of Excellence international jury will be required to join as an ‘observer’ before becoming a full scoring judge. All Cup of Excellence jurors and observers must have significant cupping skill and experience, a love of great coffee and a desire to reward hard-working farmers.