Brazil Fair Trade Certified Cupping Competition
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coffee enthusiast, industry professional
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Machado, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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TransFair USA is excited to announce the first ever Fair Trade Certified Cupping Competition and Auction.

All ten Brazilian Fair Trade Certified Arabica producing cooperatives will be submitting samples to be judged in the competition.

The goal of the event is to showcase high quality Fair Trade Certified coffee produced in Brazil and provide Fair Trade Certified licensees access to the best coffees at origin. Buyers will have the opportunity to sample, meet producers, and bid on the winning coffees through a closed auction. In addition, TransFair USA is organizing a four day excursion following the auction for those who wish to visit coffee producing cooperatives in Minas Gerais.

The international jury will be grading coffees from October 20th to October 24th. We will hold a tasting, auction and awards ceremony in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais on Friday, October 24th. This event provides an opportunity to meet with producers and producer organizations, sample the award-winning coffees and place bids on your favorites.

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The Awards Ceremony Pt 2

Posted on October 28, 2008 at 7:56am 0 Comments

Once the announcement of the finalists began the atmosphere inside the auditorium became electric. As each winner took the stage their friends and families erupted in cheers and applause. The pride each of the producers' eyes was wonderful. Each producer was greeted on stage by the buyer of their lot, Silvio Leite, representatives of Pinhalense Agriculture Equipment, Cafe Bom Dia, and SEBRAE. The top three spots in each category also received cash prizes. After the awards ceremony, everyone… Continue

The Awards Ceremony Pt 1

Posted on October 25, 2008 at 7:30am 0 Comments

After the the auction and a short lunch, the awards ceremony was set to begin inside SEBRAE's large auditorium. The finalists in each category were invited to attend with their families and fellow co-op members. Buses had come from Nova Rezende, Boa Esperança, Poço Fundo, and as far away as Espirito Santo state.

Before the winners were announced the various partners in the project each took turns talking about the successes of the Responsible Sourcing Parnership, including TransFair… Continue

Results-2008 Fair Trade Certified Cupping Competition

Posted on October 24, 2008 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

Results for the 2008 Fair Trade Certified Cupping Competition, Brazil

Naturally Processed Coffees



The Finals Part 2

Posted on October 24, 2008 at 11:30am 0 Comments

The final scores for the competition and are being calculated by Silvio Leite's team and descriptions of the lots are being written for tomorrow night's auction. Members of the panel are catching up on work from home, watching the Rwanda Cup of Excellence online auction, or enjoying a pleasant post-almoço siesta.

More delicious food at the Centro do Excellencia.…


Finals Feedback and Farmers

Posted on October 24, 2008 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Once judges were finished with each round of cupping they met in a conference room with head judge Silvio Leite to give their scores and talk about the coffees. Often, when the discussion about a particular aroma or flavor becomes animated, Silvio has provided insight into why the trait exists. In some cases it's related to post-harvest techniques-when the cherries are picked, how much fermentation if any, how the cherries are dried if they're naturals, etc. While discussing a high scoring… Continue

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At 10:12am on December 16, 2008, Steve MacDowall said…
hello and Greetings from Canada - Steve
At 2:20am on November 18, 2008, chiara nicolini jiskra said…
Hola! te invito a unirte a Mundo Barista, un lugar de encuentro para los amantes del café hispanohablantes! salu2!
At 2:20pm on September 19, 2008, mike cubbage said…
when is the competition. where can we look up the results when its done?
At 5:33pm on September 18, 2008, Andy Newbom said…
woohoo! cant wait to hear how it goes!
At 3:50pm on September 12, 2008, Miguel Zamora said…
Ola Bruno, Voce pode encontrat cafe Fair Trade do Brasil em muitos lugares. Muitos torrefadores, como Barefoot coffee na Santa Clara em Califoria, tenem cafe da Sul Minas (Poco Fundo) que e Fair Trade.

Bruno, voce e o Bruno que faze colhers de prata pra competencias de probacion? Bruno Souza?

At 7:59am on September 12, 2008, Andy Newbom said…
Roast master genera Rotsko is going to judge in the comp. Should be super sweet.

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