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Topic: cup of excellence (5 msgs / 79 lines)
1) From: Les
Maybe I am just slow, but I found the CoE website last night.http://www.cupofexcellence.org/It is worth checking out!  There will be auctions in June and July on
the last round that Tom attended.  Interesting that Panama is not in
this group.  One thing I realized wandering around this site is there
is only one judge who is looking out for others that is Tom Owen.  He
is cupping with out best interests in mind.  We also have a
world-class cupper screening all this stuff so we get the best!  I am
enjoying a fantastic ristretto of Ethiopian Harar Horse decaf blended
50/50 with Brazil Yellow Bourbon.  Post roast blended and both roasted
to a city plus.  It doesn't get much better!
Les

2) From: Michael Dhabolt
As I write I am quaffing the same beverage, same blend, same roast
level (only diff. using the Lot 30).  Life is good!
Interesting site - will get familiar with it.
Mike (just plain

3) From: Les
Great minds think alike!  It is amazing what some of the lots sold
for.  It just goes to show that if the industry can get unschackled
from the international big producers, the growers in these countries
could make a reasonable living.
Les
On 5/20/06, Michael Dhabolt  wrote:
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4) From: Michael Dhabolt
The COE lots looked to pull pretty good prices.  Several orders of
magnitude higher than the 'slave wage' prices that most beans go for.
It is a positive trend,  I hope this broadens and continues.
Looks like Tom got in on some of the top quality lots, certainly
portends a good roasting season for us.  The lack of a 'Panama' does
seem to glare, I wonder if they are entering into the COE thing this
season.
Mike (just plain)

5) From: Scott Miller
Michael Dhabolt wrote:
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I wondered about Panama not being a part of CoE also, but Tom mentions 
in his Panama travelogue that the country's specialty coffee association 
holds their own competition.
In looking over the CoE website, I see that farmers receive 85% of the 
price of the coffees sold at auction. Not sure how the farmers in 
Panama's competition fare in that regard.
cheers,
ScoTTT


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