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Topic: Cup of Excellence Question (4 msgs / 68 lines)
1) From: Bill Van Huis
This may sound like a stupid question but I'll ask anyway.  Cup of
Excellence coffees have a number after them -- CoE #1, CoE #2, CoE#3 and so
on.  Does that refer to 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, and so on down the
line?  And if yes, does that mean 1st, 2nd, 3rd and so forth within all the
entries for that particular country for that year's competition?  Thanks.
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2) From: Edward Bourgeois
Bill    Check out the site. Yes to your questionshttp://www.cupofexcellence.org/On Sat, Feb 23, 2008 at 7:49 PM, Bill Van Huis  wrote:
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3) From: Brett Mason
Does refer to placement.  Placement is as scored by a committee.  #1
means the committee thought it was first.
Does not necessarily mean it is the best - in fact Tom consistently
brings some non #1s that are amazing and oft overlooked...  Read his
notes before you buy.
Also go to www.cupofexcellence.org and understand what the competition
is, and who actually bought each lot.  If Nestle won the bid,
beware....
Brett
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4) From: Mike Chester
IIRC, Tom also said that sometimes the competitions are held before the main 
crops come in, so it is more of an early crop competition.  I know this is 
true of the Gevalia Kona competition.  Thus the best of show, may not still 
be the best when the main crop comes in.  Tom also cups and re-cups the main 
crops and does not rely on the COE placement in selecting the coffees he 
offers.  He can get us better coffee at a lower price that way.  We are, or 
at least should be, grateful for all of this extra effort.
Mike Chester


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