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Become an ACE Member

Our Membership Levels:

  • Valid From Date of Registration to Dec. 31, 2019.
    Community/
    $295 USD
    • Purchase samples sets and auction registration for selected countries at the member rate: $300 Cup of Excellence winning samples and auction registration for selected country, $215 ACE National Winner samples and auction registration for selected country, $25 auction registration without samples. Available auctions are Colombia, Perú, Brazil, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Mexico, Honduras, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Burundi, Rwanda.

    • Discount on ACE training programs
    • 1-day complimentary lab rental (based on availability)
    • Personalized Membership Certificate
    • Voting Rights
    • Participation on International Juries (jury fee and application required)
    • Recognition on Social Media
    • Promotional Materials and Welcome Packet
    • Downloadable Materials (ACE member logo, pdf, marketing materials)
    • Monthly Newsflash/Quarterly Newsletter
    • Exclusive Member Discounts
    When you enroll now, your membership will be valid through December 31, 2019. 
  • VALID FROM DATE OF REGISTRATION T0 DEC. 31, 2019.
    BEST
    Benefactor/
    $5000 USD
    • Sample Sets and Auction Registration will automatically be sent to you: ALL 2019 Cup of Excellence winning samples and auction registrations, ALL 2019 ACE National Winner samples and auction registrations. Competitions include: Colombia, Perú, Brazil, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Mexico, Honduras, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Burundi, Rwanda (not all countries will host a national winner auction).

    • Discount on ACE training programs
    • 2-day complementary lab rental (based on availability)
    • Personalized Membership wood plaque
    • Voting Rights
    • Participation on International Juries (jury fee and application required)
    • Recognition on Social Media
    • Promotional Materials and Welcome Packet
    • Downloadable Materials (ACE member logo, Pdf, marketing materials)
    • Monthly Newsflash/Quarterly Newsletter
    • Exclusive Member Discounts
    When you enroll now, your membership will be valid through December 31, 2019.

See what our members are saying:

  • “COE coffees play a key role in our education and sustainability programs, both of which are focused on industry and consumer level integrations. These coffees and their connection to farm level support and empowerment are ambassadors of the direction prices and value structures in specialty coffee should be steered to chart a sustainable coffee future for generations to come.”

    Tamas Christman DRAGONFLY COFFEE ROASTERS - Boulder, Colorado USA
  • “I respect the competition 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
  • “COE has given us the opportunity to meet the best coffee producers in the world today. It has changed our personal and professional lives by continuing to inspire and motivate us to the be the best in the industry. 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 been a great forum to interact with like minded coffee people and producers. Starting out, COE gave us the opportunity to cup and access stunning coffees, to cup in a competition format and have access to understanding other markets and countries.”

    Mark Dundon Seven Seeds - Melbourne, Australia
  • “COE was a real eye opener in terms of everything – quality and understanding that there is not only one country’s coffee profile ---I started to understand the difference in Honduras’ regions or a Costa Rican Honey or a Pacamara variety. COE for me is not only a family which I am dedicated to … it gave me a broader understanding of how good coffee can be.”

    Vytautas Kratulis HURACAN COFFEE - Vilnius, Lithuania
  • "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

Which membership should I choose?

Benefactor – $5,000

This membership is for coffee companies that wish to provide the most support for The Alliance for Coffee Excellence and the Cup of Excellence program.

Benefactor members receive every sample of the Cup of Excellence winners, every sample of the ACE National Winners, registration in all auctions, plus additional benefits.

Community – $295

This membership is for coffee companies that wish to be a part of The Alliance for Coffee Excellence and the Cup of Excellence program at the most economical price.

Community members select individual sample sets and auctions of Cup of Excellence winners and ACE National Winners at special member pricing. There are also additional benefits.

Why Be a Member…?

Alliance for Coffee Excellence is a family of global coffee lovers.

We discover unique and exemplary coffees.

We recognize and reward farmers.

We create and set worldwide quality selection standards.

We build a bridge between the roaster and the farmer.

We support sustainable specialty coffee.

We discover Excellence – Enhance Excellence – Reward farmers that produce Excellence.

Join us and become a part of our family!

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