If coffee is more to you than just a caffeine jolt, the Cup of Excellence awards are not to be missed. Known as the Oscars of the coffee world, they identify, assess and reward the best coffees available year by year. Any coffee farmer can enter, and the coffee goes through three stages of rigorous judging with the winning coffees being auctioned off to the highest bidder. 80% of the proceeds go direct to the farmers, the rest paying of the costs of the international competition.
Of course the coffees that win a Cup of Excellence award are the most prestigious in the world, and as different to your common or garden commercial blend as you can get.
With only limited quantities on the market, you’re not going to find these premium coffees in your local coffee shop, but if you are in Cape Town the best place to go looking for an awesome coffee experience is Origin Coffee Roasting in De Waterkant. Check with them for special coffee tasting events and find out whether they currently have any Cup of Excellence coffees available. They also have a fine range of single origin coffees, so you can be sure of giving your taste buds a run for their money and get your caffeine jolt in style.