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2009 CoE schedule

PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:25 am
by )on
Thought I'd resurrect this category out of dormancy. Although I'm pretty aware and sensitive to criticisms of the program, it's hard for me not to be excited about its potential now that I'm directly involved.

Here's the international-juried competition schedule for CoE's 10th year:

March 9-13 - Colombia [auction, April 23]

April 27-May 1 - El Salvador [auction, June 4]

May 4-8 - Costa Rica [auction, June 1]

May 11-15 - Honduras [auction, June 23]

May 18-22 - Nicaragua [auction, July 2]

May 27-June 1 - Guatemala [auction, July 8]

August 24-28 - Rwanda [auction, October 22]

October 5-9 - Bolivia [auction, November 19]

November 9-13 - Brazil [auction, January 19, 2010]


Colombia's pre-screening is complete, the national jury cups next week and a team of esteemed international cuppers will convene on Pereira in a couple weeks.

The competition in Nicaragua will be CoE's 50th milestone event: all-star jury, fanfare, the works.

I'm happy to talk about CoE here or in private emails. And I hope to share the excitement as each country's competition and auction unfolds.

Re: 2009 CoE schedule

PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:11 pm
by andynewbom
so freaking excited!! Rock On Jon! Kick some coffee ass! can't wait for new COE! :D

Re: 2009 CoE schedule

PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:25 am
by )on
Good to know someone is sharing the excitement.

Andy - I hope you get as much out of CoE as you put into it.

Re: 2009 CoE schedule

PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:58 pm
by andynewbom
we do. COE rocks. We have gotten so many great coffees and made a lot of relationships from it! It is an awesome program. The size requirements are a bit large now at 38 quintales which limits many small farms but the standards are awesome.

can't wait to see what you can do to kick it up Jon! Rock it! :D :lol:

Re: 2009 CoE schedule

PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:07 pm
by Ed Kaufmann
Does Colombia have 2 harvests?

Re: 2009 CoE schedule

PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:12 am
by Drew Cattlin
Ed Kaufmann wrote:Does Colombia have 2 harvests?


according to virmax, most regions in colombia do have two harvests per year: a main crop and a smaller one (fly-crop). first semester harvest usually begins in april and ends in july; second semester harvest usually begins in september and ends in december. the crop cycle can be inverted due to its geographical location. e.g., the main crop in nariƱo is typically during the first semester while in quindio it is during the second semester.

Re: 2009 CoE schedule

PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:16 pm
by Ed Kaufmann
How does that impact which crops get submitted to the Colombia COE?

Re: 2009 CoE schedule

PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:31 pm
by SL28ave
Ed Kaufmann wrote:How does that impact which crops get submitted to the Colombia COE?


Since 2007: if in year 1 CoE does the June crop, year 2 will be the November crop, year 3 will be back at the June crop, year 4 will be back at the November crop, and so forth; I believe. As both crops can be great, maybe in the future CoE will do both crops every year.

Re: 2009 CoE schedule

PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:43 am
by )on
Peter's right. In 05 & 06, Colombia had 2 CoE competitions and auctions but felt that they weren't getting the prices they wanted, so they decided to host one event per year - alternating between harvests.

The international jury convenes in Pereira next week - see facebook event - and that will be all the Colombia CoE available until fall of 2010.

Get it while it's good.

Re: 2009 CoE schedule

PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:07 pm
by Jason Haeger
Seeing this thread makes me happy. Thanks, )on.

I hope more CoE info sharing comes back into style. (did it ever go out of style?)

Re: 2009 CoE schedule

PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:41 am
by maryroaster
Looking forward to some great coffee! :)

Re: 2009 CoE schedule

PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:23 pm
by Luis Rodriguez
CoE makes me happy! we finished a while ago our national jury selection... and today we are closing our sample tendering!... not sure about the number but somewhere close to 200...cheers! :P
L

Re: 2009 CoE schedule

PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:43 am
by majohuezo
I have to say El Salvador shares the excitement, and commitment to excemplalry coffees! let's keep bringing CoE on!

If you ever come to El Salvador's CoE award ceremony, you'll know what I'm talikg about: the ceremony is a huge thing, it's like a beauty pageant, where you can see the farmer's pride as he goes up and receives his diploma as one of the strong willed people who achieved one of the beautifullest lots of salvadoran coffee that year!!!

I'm happy to be able to see that face.
MariaJose