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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 was 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 where the top lot garnered a record $126.38 USD / pound. These coffees will be featured in the YCE booth at the SCAA show in Atlanta.
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+.