Coffee awards and competitions

Roast Magazine has announced their Roaster of the Year winners. One of the major criteria for the award is showing a commitment to sustainability. As in past years, I’ll give a recap of the winners, focusing on their sustainability initiatives….

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Revised on March 24, 2014

SCAA coffee awards

by on April 27, 2009

Two coffee competitions took place at the Specialty Coffee Association of America expo in association with The Roasters Guild: the Roaster’s Choice Tasting Award and the Coffee of the Year. The ten Roaster’s Choice coffees were available for tasting during…

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Revised on March 23, 2014

The Specialty Coffee Association of the Americas (SCAA) presented its annual awards last night. One is the Sustainability Award, which honors individuals, businesses, or organizations in the coffee industry that have created projects which expand and promote sustainability. Criteria include…

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Revised on April 1, 2011

As we did last year, Coffee & Conservation attended the Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Coffee Breakfast at the SCAA annual show. The breakfast took place this morning. The winners of the sixth annual “Cupping for Quality” event were announced. These awards…

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Revised on May 4, 2014

I’m in the habit of mentioning Roast Magazine’s annual Roaster of the Year awards, and I’m a bit tardy in posting the 2008 results. This year, the macro Roaster of the Year goes to Topeka’s PT’s Coffee Company. Over 95%…

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Revised on February 8, 2013

In a previous post, I mentioned that one of my favorite aspects of the recent SCAA conference was tasting the ten finalists in the Roasters Guild 2008 Roasters Choice Tasting Competition.

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Revised on March 23, 2014

The Specialty Coffee Association of the Americas (SCAA) presented its annual awards last night. One is the Sustainability Award, which honors individuals, businesses or organizations in the coffee industry that have created innovative projects to expand and promote sustainability. And…

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Revised on April 1, 2014

My husband and I attended the Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Coffee Breakfast this morning, at which the winners of the fifth annual “Cupping for Quality” event were announced. These awards recognizes Rainforest Alliance (RA) certified coffee farmers dedicated to growing top…

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Revised on February 8, 2013

I made this comment on my post about Counter Culture’s “Source” initiative: Fair Trade is such a darling of the green set, but it’s certification is restricted to cooperatives, and does little to address quality. It’s come to my attention…

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Revised on December 28, 2013

Rainforest Alliance Cupping for Quality. This event was started in 2004 as a competition for Rainforest Alliance certified coffees. The most recent cuppings took place last December and in April, with over 100 samples submitted. There are many top-flight sustainable…

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Revised on April 1, 2014

Bolivian Cup of Fair Trade

by on December 12, 2006

The C&C tasting panel’s favorite coffee, among tough competition, is still Paradise Roasters’ Calama Marka Bolivia Cup of Excellence, which is now, sadly, sold out. In that review, I discussed the cancellation of the 2006 Bolivian Cup of Excellence, due…

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Revised on February 8, 2013

Roast Magazine has just announced the winners of their 3rd annual Roaster of the Year Award. Macro Category Winner: Intelligentsia (Chicago). It’s hard to say too many good things about Intelly’s commitment to great coffee, from the farm to the…

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Revised on March 23, 2014

The July/August 2006 issue of Roast Magazine announced it’s winner of Roaster of the Year: Oren’s Daily Roast. Members of the Roaster’s Guild submitted coffees for tasting by their executive council, who picked their top 10. These were voted on…

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Revised on April 2, 2012