Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE)
Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) is a nonprofit, global membership organization that upholds the highest standards in specialty coffee through their program Cup of Excellence. ACE is currently based in Portland, Oregon, USA and provides exceptional service to its members, who span more than fifty countries, uniting coffee professionals and supporters who are passionate about quality coffee and empowering specialty coffee producers. ACE’s mission is to discover and reward exceptional quality coffee farmers. They create and set worldwide quality selection standards, build a bridge between the roaster and the farmer, and support sustainable specialty coffee.
Cup of Excellence was born in 1999 at the end of a global project designed to help farmers receive more money for their high-quality coffee. For all its known impact and its international recognition, the development of COE and especially its transparency to the farmers had huge push back and challenges in funding. Critical early support by lifetime members and higher quality roasters set the foundation for the expansion of Cup of Excellence into multiple coffee producing countries. Presently 11 coffee producing nations rely on Cup of Excellence to discover and reward their top coffee farmers and help develop long term marketplace relationships so critical to sustainable economic development.
DABOV Specialty Coffee is an ACE member since 2012. Jordan Dabov was a jury member in COE in Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras.
Coffees awarded on COE in DABOV Specialty Coffee’s catalogue
2015 г. – 32nd place in COE Costa Rica 2015 – finca Dona Ileana, Costa Rica Dona Ileana СОЕ #32 2015, 85,68 points
2016 – 1st place in СОЕ Guatemala – finca Calibus La Siera, Guatemala Calibus La Siera СОЕ #1 2016, 92,09 points
2017 – 16th place in СОЕ Costa Rica – finca Dona Ileana, Costa Rica Dona Ileana СОЕ #16 2017, 88,24 points
2017 – 7th place in СОЕ Brazil 2017 – fazenda Sitio do Bone, Brazil Sitio do Bone СОЕ #7 2017, 89,43 points
2018 – 6th place in СОЕ Nicaragua 2018 – finca La Virgen, Nicaragua La Virgen СОЕ #6 2018 89,55 points
2018 – 1st place in СОЕ Brazil 2018, Pulped Natural – fazenda Paraiso, Brazil Paraiso СОЕ #1 2018, 93,26 points
2019 – 1st place in СОЕ Honduras 2019, Washed Geisha finca Santa Lucia, Honduras Santa Lucia Geisha СОЕ #1 2019, 94,84 points
2019 – 1st place in СОЕ Peru 2019, finca La Lucuma, Peru La Lucuma СОЕ #1 2019, 92,28 points
2019 – 10th place in СОЕ Brazil 2019, Pulped Natural – fazenda Aterradinho, Brazil Fazenda Aterradinho СОЕ #10 2019, 88,61 points
2020 – 21th place in COE El Salvador 2020, finca Don Octavio – El Salvador Don Octavio COE #21 2020, 87.25 points
2020 – 4th place in COE Colombia 2020, finca Buenos Aires – Colombia Buenos Aires Geisha COE #4 2020, 88.69 points
2021 – 7th place in COE El Salvador 2021, finca Tres Pozos – El Salvador Tres Pozos COE #7 2021, 89.25 points
2021 – 5th place in COE Peru 2021, finca Santa Teresa – Peru Geisha Santa Teresa COE #5 2021, 89.9 points
2021 – 14th place in COE Brazil 2021, finca Monte Alegre – Brazil Monte Alegre COE #14 2021, 88.10 points