At Probat Burns, our mission is to provide you with the equipment and knowledge you need in order to roast assured. Our skilled people, rich history and global corporate infrastructure form a strong foundation for our continued innovations in the industry.

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TricorBraun (previously Pacific Bag)  got its start over 30 years ago selling stock bags. We are headquartered in Woodinville, WA (just outside Seattle) in a 35,000 square foot facility. We have a sales, service and distribution/warehousing for the east coast in Lansdale, PA (suburban Philadelphia). We also employ one direct employee in Taiwan to monitor QC and production.

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ORIGAMI, based in Gifu, Japan produces high quality porcelain and has swiftly earned praise with their dripper. In support of CoE’s mission to advance excellence in coffee, ORIGAMI has collaborated with CoE to develop a cupping bowl, which will launch Fall of 2021.

ORIGAMI products are also included in CoE’s SET Virtual Calibration courses this year; the first course sold out and two more are scheduled for the summer. ACE members and CoE partner country organizations will also enjoy discounts on ORIGAMI products as part of this partnership.

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Oritain is a world leader in using forensic science to trace the origin of products. It works with Mother Nature and doesn’t rely on barcodes, packaging or other tracer systems. Everything that is grown, reared, or made, is a product of its environment, absorbing a unique ratio of elements and nutrients depending on where in the world it comes from. This is what Oritain analyses, using a unique combination of forensic science and statistics to accurately verify the origin of products. Oritain’s services have been applied to increase transparency in global supply chain and, through scientific verification of origin, to mitigate social and environmental risks along several products’ supply chains.

Oritain will analyze coffee from our COE competitions, building up a database of coffee from all over the world that can then be used to prove the origin of coffee. Through our partnership, both Oritain and ACE aim to provide greater supply chain verification, providing commercial opportunities for coffee farmers, traders and other companies operating in the coffee industry in the future.

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W. Wright

W.Wright is a leading supplier of coffee cupping equipment, providing high quality, competitively priced cupping spoons and other items to coffee associations, exporters, importers, cupping laboratories, roasters, and other coffee cupping professionals. Our cupping spoons are used globally, and for well over a decade, our spoons have been recognized as the industry standard, making them an essential item for coffee professionals.

We are proud to renew our partnership with Alliance for Coffee Excellence and are delighted to be able to provide all Cup of Excellence jurors with our small stainless steel cupping spoon for all competitions.

For more information about our services please feel free to contact us.

W.Wright Silverware (SHEFFIELD) Limited
84 Sidney Street,
Sheffield, S1 4RH
United Kingdom

Ryan May
Sales/General Manager
T: 0114 2796568
E: [email protected]

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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.

Aqua lab offers a 10% discount to all members on their purchase of a Pawkit water activity meter.

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The IKAWA Sample Roasters enable consistant, repeatable roasting by using digital precision. They improve quality, save time, and encourage collaboration and learning through profile sharing.

IKAWA has generously provided ACE with 2 sample roasters along with other benefits!

IKAWA offers a 10% discount to ACE Community and Allied members and a 15% discount to Benefactors.



Named after the symbol of Florence, Italy – the lion – La Marzocco has been the leader in espresso machine innovations since 1927 – with the first double boiler, the first saturated grouphead, the first to commercially use PID controllers, and the first to introduce fully programmable pressure profiling.

Since the 1980’s, La Marzocco has helped to build the specialty coffee community into the robust, quality-driven industry it is today.

La Marzocco prides itself on a strong company culture. In being mindful of, and anchored to its heritage, La Marzocco encourages the pursuit of quality, excellence and innovation through a trusting family atmosphere. As a caring global citizen, La Marzocco is active in sustainable innovation as it relates to the workplace, equipment and it’s people.

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KRUVE is comprised of engineers, product developers, designers, marketing specialists, and entrepreneurs. We have proven experience working for fortune 500 companies developing products and services and have a successful track record bringing our own products to market. We have a great respect for design and enjoy creating products that enrich people’s lives. Most importantly, we are all great friends that love working together.

ACE Community & Allied members receive a 15% discount on KRUVE products and ACE Benefactor members get 20% off their purchase!

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Cropster develops the specialty coffee industry’s #1 software solution. Cropster connects people worldwide from producers using mobile devices at origin to people in cafes in over 90 countries. This information-based supply chain ensures quality and consistency at every stage of the coffee production. Cropster started in 2007 working with local farmers at origin. Today Cropster helps manage farms, roasteries, coffee labs and cafes with more ease. Roasters, cuppers, traders, cafe owners, baristas, and coffee producers worldwide use Cropster and its tools to ensure they get the very best from their specialty coffees.

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SCENTONE goes on a journey around the world to discover global differences and similarities.

We are constantly wondering on everyday habits and passionate to understand flaovr trends and to scope out the hidden value inspiring their emotion.

SCENTONE has vision to be the most innovative Flavor House and therefore focus on customer needs.

We help our customer to designed innovative flavor solutions on time that
overcome expectations and help to build up differentiated brands

We leverage our consumer insights, innovation expertise to create tastes and scents.

SCENTONE offers a 20% discount for all members!

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Sweet Maria’s

Sweet Maria’s is a supplier of green coffee and home roasting machines. But they’re also more than just a store, they’re an online coffee university!

Sweet Maria’s generously helps us source green coffee for our SET courses.

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