I doubt that I could summarize it better than Oliver Strand, so I’ll just let him do it for you.
$500.50 a Pound for Coffee Beans - NYT (clicky)
Summary: El Injerto wins Guatemala CoE, fetching an astronomical price.
Matt Perger takes home the still under-rated World Brewers Cup to Australia.
I’d like to note, Andy Sprenger of Cermony Coffee in Annapolis, MD won a respectable 2nd place. (go USA)
Homeroasters.org, a community of volunteers and enthusiasts dedicated to serving the home-coffee-roasting community. This year, they have decided to kick it up a notch!
Throughout the month of May 2009, Homeroasters.org is conducting auctions on a wide variety of items, many of which the specialty coffee industry donated with jubilation. Items up for bid range from assortments of top-quality green coffee, to magazine subscriptions, grinders, brewers, roasters and much, much more including a Sweet Maria’s Soccer Ball; all proceeds going directly to Coffee Kids®.
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The 2007 Brasil Cup of Excellence has been canceled. As you can see below, CoE uses the term, “postponed”.
I’ve heard of and experienced a bit of saltiness in Brasil based espressos lately. I wonder if there’s a connection.
All content below is taken directly from the Cup of Excellence Calendar of Events.
2007 Brazil Cup of Excellence® Competition
Has been postponed until 2008