09/23/2014

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Caravela Coffee will be hosting a group cupping of selected 2014 Colombia Cup of Excellence winners on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 2pm at Vigilante Coffee Roasters in metro Washington, DC (see below).

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Please join us as we’ll be cupping top lots from different regions of Colombia, including Antioquia which has not been a region that traditionally participates in COE, but this year had the first place winner, amongst other high placing coffees.  Winning farms were also from Quindio, Tolima, and Norte de Santander, in addition to Cauca and Narino.  Here is a list of the winning coffees: Colombia South 2014 Winning Farms.

By focusing on a selection of the 34 winning coffees, we can spend more time thoughtfully cupping and discussing the coffees.  We will also discuss the formation of a buying group and gather information to decide on which coffee(s) that we will bid for in the online auction.  The auction will be the following Tuesday, October 21.

Fred Lullfitz from Caravela Coffee was at the Cup of Excellence event this year and was able to cup the final round as well as attend the awards ceremony.

Space will be limited, so please follow the link below or send an email to events@caravelacoffee.com to RSVP by Wednesday, October 15 to reserve your spot.  Please don’t wait until the last minute, so we can plan for the correct number of participants.  Each company represented would have at least 1 break reserved.

RSVP for the Colombia Cup of Excellence Group Cupping in Washington, DC on October 17.

Don’t miss this chance to cup some of the top coffees from Colombia this year and the opportunity to participate in buying group to showcase these coffees in your area.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Look forward to seeing you.

Badi



The address is:

Vigilante Coffee Roasters

4327 Gallatin St.

Hyattsville, MD 20781

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Metro

This is about a 30 minute walk from West Hyattsville Metro and the Prince George’s Plaza Metro stations on the Green Line.

Parking

There is street parking available as well as a paid lot (.25/half hour) right next to the roastery. We can direct guests upon arrival as this is lot is situated in a weird area but right near by.

Address Issues

Google Maps will take you from Baltimore Ave. onto Gallatin St.  As soon as you turn onto Gallatin St. you will find a USPS on the left side of the street. Vigilante is located across from that Post Office (technically on Church St.).  Call (757) 333-1409 if you get lost.

Caravela Coffee

106C S. Greensboro St.

Carrboro, NC 27510

t: 919.636.5861

f: 919.338.8084

www.caravelacoffee.com

08/01/2014

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Caravela Coffee is seeking a Sales Representative to expand and service sales in North America.

Functions include, but not limited to:

  • service existing accounts, obtain new contracts, establish new accounts

  • execute the sales cycle, meeting quarterly and yearly sales and market targets

  • processing day-to-day sales and releases

  • manage and fulfill account needs

  • understand and communicate the entire product mix to customers

  • develop marketing materials

  • constantly interact with origin (export) divisions to develop new products

Applicant must:

  • have the personality and skill set to to be able to facilitate relationships between coffee producers and coffee buyers

  • be pro-active, self motivated, flexible, and able to work remotely, yet within a close-knit team

  • have excellent oral, written, and organizational skills

  • be comfortable in a fast-paced global office environment

Experience with CRM and ERP systems is preferred.  Experience as a coffee buyer is a plus.  Degree in Business Administration with sales experience is a plus, but not required.  Location is negotiable.

Demonstrated passion and enthusiasm for specialty coffee, including cupping high quality coffee, is required. Domestic and international travel is required.  International experience and bilingual Spanish speaker a plus.

Please submit resume and cover letter for consideration to: info (at) caravelacoffee (dot) com, subject line: Sales Representative - North America

Caravela Coffee

106C S. Greensboro St.

Carrboro, NC 27510

t: 919.636.5861

f: 919.338.8084

www.caravelacoffee.com

06/20/2014

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Caravela Coffee will be hosting a group cupping of selected 2014 Mexico Cup of Excellence winners on Friday, June 27, 2014 at 2pm at the Caravela Coffee office in Chapel Hill, NC.

The address is: Caravela Coffee, Greenbridge Building, 601 W. Rosemary St., Suite 215, Chapel Hill, NC 27516. Map.

Coffee roasters are invited to join us in Chapel Hill and cup a selection of the finalist coffees that were chosen by the International Jury at the recent COE competition in Mexico.  I was on the jury in Mexico City for this year’s COE competition and we will be cupping my favorite coffees from the 19 coffees that made it to the auction.
By focusing on a select group of winners, we will allow time for analysis of the coffees and discussion of the potential formation of a buying group.

2014 Mexico Cup of Excellence Winning Farms
Internet auction for Mexico will be Tuesday, July 8.

Space will be limited, so please send an email to events@caravelacoffee.com to RSVP by Wednesday, June 25 to reserve your spot.  Please don’t wait until the last minute, so that we can plan for the correct number of participants.

Hope to see you there.

Badi

Caravela Coffee

106C S. Greensboro St.

Carrboro, NC 27510

t: 919.636.5861

f: 919.338.8084

www.caravelacoffee.com

06/02/2014

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Caravela Coffee will be hosting a cupping of selected 2014 El Salvador and Honduras Cup of Excellence winners on Friday, June 6, 2014 at 2pm at the Caravela Coffee office in Chapel Hill, NC.
The address is: Caravela Coffee, Greenbridge Building, 601 W. Rosemary St., Suite 215, Chapel Hill, NC 27516. Map.

Coffee roasters are invited to join us in Chapel Hill and cup a selection of the finalist coffees that were chosen by the International Jury at the recent COE competitions in El Salvador and Honduras. 
 
By focusing on a select group of winners, we will allow time for analysis of the coffees and discussion of the potential formation of a buying group.
 
This year our sister company Virmax Mesoamerica bought a lot from Santa Rosa Chalatenango whose lots placed 1st and 12th in this year’s competition.
 
Fernando Gomez, Director of Quality Control for Virmax Colombia was a member of the International Jury in Honduras.
 
Internet auction for El Salvador will be Monday, June 9.
 
Internet auction for Honduras will be Tuesday, June 17.

Space will be limited, so please follow the link below or send an email to events@caravelacoffee.com to RSVP by Wednesday, June 4 to reserve your spot.  Please don’t wait until the last minute, so that we can plan for the correct number of participants.

RSVP Form for 2013 El Salvador and Honduras COE Group Cupping, Chapel Hill, NC. 

Save the Date: we will also be hosting another COE group cupping in June at our office in Chapel Hill, NC:
Mexico COE on Friday, June 27 at 2pm

Look forward to seeing you.
Badi

Caravela Coffee

106C S. Greensboro St.

Carrboro, NC 27510

t: 919.636.5861

f: 919.338.8084

www.caravelacoffee.com

05/14/2014

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Caravela Coffee will be hosting a cupping of selected 2014 Nicaragua Cup of Excellence winners on Friday, May 23, 2014 at 2pm at the Counter Culture Coffee training center in Durham, NC.
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The address is: Counter Culture Coffee Roastery and Headquarters, 4911 South Alston Ave, Durham, NC 27713 Map.

Coffee roasters are invited to join us in Durham and cup a selection of the finalist coffees that were chosen by the International Jury at the recent COE competition in Nicaragua. Fred Lullfitz from Caravela Coffee Australia Pacific was a member of the International Jury.
 
By focusing on a select group of winners, we will allow time for analysis of the coffees and discussion of the potential formation of a buying group.
 
This year our sister company Virmax Nicaragua established a drying facility and dry mill in Ocotal, Nueva Segovia.  Beneficio La Estrella has 6000 square meters of shaded raised drying beds.  Beneficio Orosi is the dry mill operated by Virmax Nicaragua.
 
Additionally, this is the first year that Virmax Nicaragua has submitted lots on behalf of coffee producers from whom we purchase coffee.  Of the handful of samples that we submitted to the competition, Joaquin Lovo finished 8th and Genaro Herrera finished 21st.

2014 Nicaragua Cup of Excellence Winning Farms

Internet auction for Nicaragua will be Thursday, May 29.

Space will be limited, so please follow the link below or send an email to events@caravelacoffee.com to RSVP by Wednesday, May 21 to reserve your spot.  Please don’t wait until the last minute, so that we can plan for the correct number of participants.

RSVP Form for 2014 Nicaragua COE, Durham, NC 

Save the Dates: we will also be hosting 2 COE group cuppings in June at our new office in Chapel Hill, NC:
Combined Honduras and El Salvador COE group cupping on Friday, June 6 at 2pm
Mexico COE group cupping on Friday, June 27 at 2pm

Caravela Coffee

106C S. Greensboro St.

Carrboro, NC 27510

t: 919.636.5861

f: 919.338.8084

www.caravelacoffee.com

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