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Yunnan Coffee: Green Coffee Competition – Record Auction Price
Hot new Origin – Cool new Buying Platform
Pu’er China The Yunnan Coffee Exchange sponsored the Best of Yunnan Green Coffee Competition and Auction. A panel of both local and international judges were seated and used the Q-Grading system developed by the Coffee Quality Institute to grade the coffees. From over 100 micro-lot samples submitted, the panel picked the top 12 coffees. The final 12 coffees were auctioned off this week in Shanghai. YCE would like to congratulate Pa Dian Coffee for winning the competition again this year with a cupping score of 84.825. It was a washed coffee and it sold at the live auction for 1800/RMB/kg or about 126.38/lb
These coffees will be featured in the YCE booth at the SCAA show in Atlanta.
The new Yunnan Coffee Exchange Trading Platform is being used to auction off the remaining lots from the top 24 coffees. You can participate by logging on to their site and registering a user ID at www.ycexchange.cn
The Yunnan Coffee Exchange (YCE) is now online and hopes to be the predominant coffee exchange in Asia. It is an online coffee auction open to any bidder in the world. The trading will only involve traceable lots or ‘Farmer Identified’ coffee. All will be micro-lots with a Q-Grade of 80+. The exchange promises to bag the coffee to the needs of the buyer including 1K, 2k, 5k, 10k vacuum sealed bags as well as 60k jute bags. YCE has contracted with CQI to assist in the development of the grading system to help buyers confidently understand the qualities of the coffee they are bidding on even if they do not get a sample first. A team of Q-graders evaluate each lot, score it and give cupping notes to be included in the online auction notes.
Here is how you can be a part of this Hot New Origin and Cool New Buying Platform
Sign up to be a buyer of Yunnan coffee at www.YCexchange.cn
Visit the YCE booth in Atlanta – You can also sign up there – Taste some of the coffee.
Sign up for the cupping room in Atlanta Saturday Morning with Rocky Rhodes Rocky@INTLcoffeeConsulting.com SPACE IS LIMITED!
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Yunnan Coffee Exchange
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