The Taza Dorada Fairtrade (Fairtrade Golden Cup) prizes bring recognition – and opportunities that are new to farmers who strive to produce top-quality Fairtrade coffee.
A judge during the Colombian Fairtrade Golden Cup AwardsCLAC
Federacion Campesina del Cauca, a Fairtrade coffee that is certified from south-western Colombia, had been called general champion associated with the very very first yearly Colombian Fairtrade Golden Cup Awards, judged by a professional panel of nine worldwide judges.
The cooperative’s coffee, scoring 89.64 points, beat down rigid competition from the industry of 79 examples submitted by 31 Fairtrade coffee cooperatives from Colombia.
The big event ended up being organized by the Fairtrade Producer Network for Latin America and also the Caribbean, CLAC, with two aims: encouraging farmers to boost the standard of their coffee, and awareness that is raising purchasers within the specialty coffee sector concerning the accessibility to good quality Fairtrade coffee. In addition it offered 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 internet platform Beyco. The sale had been ready to accept any roaster or investor registered regarding the platform.
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Specialty coffee is cupped, judged and scored for quality on a scale that is 100-point.