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.
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.
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