The Taza Dorada Fairtrade (Fairtrade Golden Cup) prizes bring recognition – and opportunities that are new to farmers whom work hard to produce top-quality Fairtrade coffee.
A judge during the Fairtrade Golden Cup that is colombian AwardsCLAC
Federacion Campesina del Cauca, a Fairtrade certified coffee cooperative from south-western Colombia, had been called general champion regarding the very first yearly Colombian Fairtrade Golden Cup Awards, judged by a professional panel of nine worldwide judges.
The coffee that is cooperative’s scoring 89.64 points, beat away rigid competition from a industry of 79 examples submitted by 31 Fairtrade coffee cooperatives from Colombia.
The function ended up being arranged by the Fairtrade Producer Network for Latin America additionally the Caribbean, CLAC, with two aims: motivating farmers to boost the standard of their coffee, and awareness that is raising buyers when you look at the specialty coffee sector in regards to the accessibility to top quality Fairtrade coffee. It supplied the opportunity for farmers to switch share and information guidelines.
The contest’s finalists saw their coffee auctioned to specialty coffee purchasers on 12 March via the web platform Beyco. The purchase ended up being ready to accept any roaster or investor registered from the platform.
Bringing Fairtrade coffees towards the specialty coffee market
Specialty coffee is cupped, judged and scored for quality for a scale that is 100-point. Today, increasingly more Fairtrade certified coffees are reaching or surpassing the 84-point mark, which denotes quality in specialty coffee. (more…)