Decagon Devices, Inc. provides an AquaLab Pawkit (a portable water activity meter) to each participating Cup of Excellence country.
Understanding and acurately measuring not only moisture content (often referred to as ‘humidity’) but also water activity is now considered an essential step in protecting and extending quality in green coffee.
Working with Decagon since 2010, we now take readings for water activity for every lot before the International Jury week and before vacuum packing. We record absolute readings and also measure any change over time to be sure that the coffees are within an acceptable range and stable before vacuum packing. ACE Head Judges use the Aqua Lab Pawkit, which offers portability in testing at the farm, mills, competition site and on the road.
Decagon generously offers ACE members a discount on their purchase of a Pawkit water activity meter. Contact Wendy Ortman for details.
Aqua lab offers a 10% discount for all members!