In short – special coffees take a lot of effort and are not the result of a year's work. A farmer begins with the desire to produce a better cup of coffee, and it may take years to achieve that desire. During this time he learned, experimented and progressed. But when he gets the precious cup of coffee – all his efforts are rewarded.
Best of all, we seek out specialty coffees and pay a fair price for them, so the farmer gets, in addition to the satisfaction of a job well done, a financial reward for his labor - sometimes times the price. This immediately affects the standard of all employed in the production - the pickers and their families.
Or... if you drink 1 cup of special coffee instead of conventional - then on the other side of the world it is possible for a child to go to school...
For example, Erika Peña - she and her entire family are engaged in coffee production. How specialty coffee is grown according to here –
orMarisabel Cabayero, who wins 1st place
for Cup Of Excellence in 2016
It is the write time for you to ask that – without those three words, the world of specialty coffee might not exist. And so far, this is the only competition that evaluates coffees according to taste characteristics.
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Thanks to this competition, farmers have the opportunity to receive a well-deserved price for the efforts they put into growing specialty coffee. And we - the consumers of a cup of delicious coffee - have the opportunity to find out which are the best coffees for a given harvest and a given region and, if possible, get hold of one of them.
I have the honor to be part of the international jury of the contest since 2013. So far I have judged 10 contests in the countries: Colombia, Бразилия
Costa Rica, Гватемала и Хондурас
Almost every coffee-producing country is interested in the price of coffee that is exported. Many government organizations encourage farmers to produce better coffee and also organize competitions for farmers to sell their best coffees.
I have personally participated in several of these. The most popular is perhapsBest Of Panama
, because the coffees produced there are the most expensive in the world.
Here is for my second judging there
And the most unpopular is perhaps in Santa Barbara, Хондурас, където бях през 2018 г
The more unpopular contests mean a lot to farmers, who until now have not believed they can get a fair price for their labor. Together with you, however, we can change a lot in the world of coffee. And it's a lot when even one child gets food every day...
I also share with you the videos I made in Honduras when I judged the local contest. Watch them:
Did you notice the eyes of both Byron Peña and Edwin Ventura? In them you will see sincere gratitude that their work is being rewarded. And I am happy that together with you - the family of Dabov Specialty Coffee, I can buy the coffee produced by them and enjoy it afterwards.
If you directly want to go to recipes– последвай линка
, if not - we continue on our way...
Here you can see films from my visits to Brazil, where I helped harvest one of our favorite coffees: Brazil Alliance
Usually, if I have the opportunity, I visit the farms twice - before harvest and at the end of harvest to taste the coffee produced.
In 2020, I even took my good friend Andre Tokev to try coffee together at Alliance. Watch the film broadcast on BTV here:
I am so excited to make you a part of this journey. I hope you are interested with me…
But let's move on.
In many cases, the coffee takes about 3 months to reach our bakery. But once it has arrived, it has a special meaning. We value each berry because we know that it is the fruit of many hands that often do not receive for their day's labor the price of a cappuccino in the center of any European capital.
Sad isn't it...
But together we can change a lot…
Well, back to the fun part: изпичане на кафето
Compiling a test profile only requires a fair amount of preliminary information and measurements. For this purpose, we have equipped our own laboratory, where we do all the necessary tests and, based on these data, we compile a test profile
Many of you have come across packages: Test profile of a given coffee. That's exactly what these test profiles are - one idea short of perfection, but perfect for consumption. That's why their price is so sweet... To know when we release test coffees at a very good price - it's best to call the bakery from time to time on 0882 477 000 or sign up directly for our newsletter / magazine / newsletter, at which we directly report this news.