Alliance for Coffee Excellence/Cup of Excellence
The Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) is a nonprofit, global membership organization that upholds the highest standards in specialty coffee through our program Cup of Excellence. COE entails 1) rigorous juried coffee competitions in coffee origin countries and 2) online auctions of winning coffees, with the vast majority of proceeds going back to the farmers.
We further support coffee excellence through intensive cupper training and the ACE Lab, SCAA certified coffee lab. ACE and COE are governed by a board of directors, composed of specialty coffee leaders and innovators from around the world.
ACE 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.
The Alliance for Coffee Excellence is based in Portland, Oregon (USA).