ACE gives buyers direct access to Ethiopian micro-lots


The Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) has launched a direct-to-roaster marketplace for Ethiopian coffees.

Through a continued partnership with coffee technology and services company, M-Cultivo and the ACE, roasters will have the opportunity to directly purchase micro-lots evaluated by the Cup of Excellence (CoE) Ethiopia National Jury but did not move forward to the International Jury in the CoE Ethiopia 2022 competition.

“M-Cultivo’s mission is to enable more equitable supply chains for producers. We are excited to further serve producers by featuring some of the best Ethiopian coffees on the marketplace,” says M-Cultivo founder and CEO David Paparelli.

In collaboration with ACE, M-Cultivo will offer these unique coffees on an e-commerce marketplace for a limited time. Designated Ethiopia Select, these coffees will be available for purchase from August 8 to September 15.

The Ethiopia Select micro-lots will mirror several features that accompany CoE winning lots including farm information and photos, sensory and physical analysis, and storage in a bonded warehouse to assure quality.

More than 80 producers’ coffees will be offered during the campaign, with an average lot score of 86.5. Buyers can register for access to the marketplace, where they’ll be able to purchase coffees by sacks of 60 kilograms directly on the website.

The price for these micro-lots starts at US$5.00 per pound free on board, plus the cost of freight, insurance, and import to their roastery.

“After an initial pilot program in Brazil we are pleased to announce this program platform for over 80 individual farmers in Ethiopia to expand and double the reach we have in securing higher premiums for these producers who’ve entered into CoE,” says ACE Executive Director Darrin Daniel.

For this year’s Marketplace, Bagersh Coffee will be the exporting partner, handling the exportation of all micro-lots.

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