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The Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) is a family of global coffee lovers that supports sustainable specialty coffee. We auction unique coffees while recognizing and rewarding the farmers. For over 20 years, we’ve been creating and setting worldwide quality selection standards and building bridges between roasters and the farmers.

All ACE members receive a welcome packet with the 2022 ACE Magazine, a personalized membership certificate, and more.

We are not currently hosting International Juries, but when we do, we will take into consideration the members who have continued their support.

Membership Levels

Community Member


  • Community members can choose which sample sets and registrations they’d like to purchase
  • 20% discount off SET courses
  • 10-35% sponsor discounts
  • Can register for 2022 (1 year) or 2022-2024 (3 year)

Allied Member


  • 3 full sample sets (CoE & National Winners)
  • 20% discount off SET courses
  • 10-35% sponsor discounts
  • Medium custom engraved plaque (5×7 inches)

Benefactor Member


  • Benefactor Members receive all CoE and National Winner sample sets
  • 20% discount on SET courses
  • 10-35% sponsor discounts
  • Large custom engraved plaque (8×10 inches)

See What Our Members are Saying

  • "COE has always played a huge role in our company. Our goal is to buy a lot from every auction and attend as many juries as possible. We would like our baristas and customers to enjoy the great quality of COE coffee, both served in our stores as black coffee and by the bag to bring back home."

    Synøve Nesøen KAFFEBRENNERIET - Oslo, Norway
  • “I respect ACE since the top of the specialty coffees are rewarded and available for me to buy. I could not find them if the competition did not exist.”

    Nikos Psomas MOKKA COFFEE - Athens, Greece
  • “We have been fortunate to be able to purchase COE winner lots and bring them to our corner of Europe...Sharing these exclusive coffees with other coffee enthusiasts is one of the best parts of our day.”

    Jordan Dabov DABOV SPECIALTY COFFEE - Sofia, Bulgaria

Photo from Ryan’s Coffee Roaster

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