2006 Bolivia CoE: Cancelled

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2006 Bolivia CoE: Cancelled

Postby Goatherd on Fri May 19, 2006 10:59 am

Here's an excerpt from an email from COE just recieved:

"We regret to inform you that we are postponing the Bolivia Cup of Excellence program until 2007. Given the present political uncertainly and some of the problems encountered in 2005 we all felt it would be in the best interest of both the Cup of Excellence program and the wonderful farmers of Bolivia to wait until we all were comfortable that the program could be successfully executed.

This postponement comes with sadness because we have met so many wonderful farmers and the quality of the coffees we discovered was so fantastic.

We are committed to helping Bolivia's coffee producers become more sustainable and so we will spend some time during this year helping ACEB become a stronger supporter for exemplary coffee and laying the groundwork for a more effective Cup of Excellence program for the future."
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Postby Steve on Sat May 20, 2006 8:41 am

Such a shame last year comp was sabotaged by some of the powerful coops that didn't want COE there, and it looks like they got their way. The 21 coffee's that were presented were fine coffee grown by some great farmers.

I only hope roasters around the world keep buying Bolivian coffee, as my fear is they will fall off the edge of the speciality world.
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