Yunnan Coffee: Green Coffee Competition is underway

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Pu’er China The Yunnan Coffee Exchange is sponsoring the Best of Yunnan Green Coffee Competition and Auction starting this week in Pu’er and culminating in Shanghai, China. A panel of both local and international judges has been seated and will be using the Q-Grading system developed by the Coffee Quality Institute to grade the coffees. From over 100 micro-lot samples submitted, the panel is charge with discovering the top 12 coffees. These final coffees will be brought to Hotelex Expo in Shanghai where they will be auctioned in an open outcry forum open to any bidders. Portions of the winning lots will be brought to the SCAA conference in Atlanta, Georgia and presented for tasting from the YCE booth as well as private cupping rooms. As the main sponsor of the CQI Luncheon, the wining coffees will be served to hundreds of coffee professionals on Saturday at the convention.

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