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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 2023 ACE Magazine, a personalized membership certificate, and more.

We are currently hosting International Juries for all CoE Countries, apply now.

Due to new restrictions for importing coffee to China it is possible that you can not receive a sample set. If you order a sample set from a country and you don’t receive it you will receive a credit or a refund of money. For more information feel free to contact [email protected] and [email protected].

Membership Levels

Community Member


  • Community members can choose which sample sets and/or auction registrations they’d like to purchase:
    • Peru
    • Brazil
    • Indonesia
    • Ecuador
  • 20% discount off SET courses
  • 10-35% sponsor discounts
  • Basic membership valid through December 31, 2024.

Allied Member


  • 3 full sample sets (CoE & National Winners) Choose from:
    • Peru
    • Brazil
    • Indonesia
    • Ecuador
  • 20% discount off SET courses
  • 10-35% sponsor discounts
  • Medium custom engraved plaque (5×7 inches)
  • Membership valid through December 31, 2024


Thank you for your interest in 2024 Allied membership. We rely on the support of our members. Registration for 2024 will open soon.

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)
  • Country Sample sets included :
    • 2024 Countries to be announced soon

Member Benefits


See What Our Members are Saying

  • “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
  • "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

Photo from Ryan’s Coffee Roaster

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