CCR President Scott Conary acted as Head Judge for the Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) and Hawaiian company Isla Custom Coffees Private Collection Auction.The groups have announced 16 winning lots in this recent competition of Hawaiian coffees.
The following quote was found in the recent issue of Daily Coffee News:
"I was able to cup these coffees multiple times, and each time I had my eyes opened for what was possible in Hawaiian coffee,” Scott Conary, the Head Judge of the competition and owner of North Carolina’s Carrboro Coffee Roasters, said. “These unique process coffees exceeded my past experience of Hawaiian coffee and will delight your senses and change your mind for what you thought was possible on the Isles.”
The quality competition and auction program is part of ACE’s ongoing Private Collection series, which features partnerships with origin-specific green coffee producers focused on quality production. While these small auctions are separate from the ACE long-running Cup of Excellence competition and auctions, both have the goal of supporting farms and farmers who work to create & increase quality in the industry as well as celebrating innovation, and connecting farmers to buyers.