Portland, Oregon (December 18, 2013) – The Alliance for Coffee Excellence unveiled its new 2014 membership offerings just as it celebrated the opening of a new Portland, Oregon office. “I am excited to be able to tailor the membership categories and benefits to different segments of the industry as well as develop greater excitement and buy-in for the different projects that we have planned for the near future” says Anna Abatzoglou, Marketing and Membership Manager for The Alliance. “The main spotlight will always be on members’ desire to join the Cup of Excellence® program and to enjoy these exquisite award winning coffees, however, the value of membership goes well beyond this and includes discounts, professional training and marketing support. But most of our members tell us it is being part of a global family focused on coffee excellence that keeps them involved.” For more information on membership, Cup of Excellence program, and the Alliance for Coffee Excellence, visit www.AllianceForCoffeeExcellence.org.
About Alliance for Coffee Excellence & Cup of Excellence®
Alliance for Coffee Excellence is a US-based global non-profit membership organization, consisting of an alliance of coffee lovers dedicated to advancing excellence in coffee. The Alliance for Coffee Excellence owns and manages the Cup of Excellence, program which gives out the most prestigious award in coffee. It has affected several thousands of farmers as its unmatched focus on reward for quality and transparency to the farmer has changed the specialty coffee industry.