Kaapi Royale will host a tasting event and hospitality suite for coffee industry professionals attending the 2009 Specialty Coffee Association of America exposition in Atlanta, Georgia.

On Friday, April 17 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, coffee cuppers are invited to take the Kaapi Royale Challenge, a test of skill where participants must correctly identify the species of 3 Indian coffee samples as either Arabica or Robusta. Advance registration is not required.

Three winners selected from all correct entries collected will be announced on Saturday, April 18 at the exposition.

Winners will receive invitations to join Kaapi Royale in India for a 4-day guided farm tour of Karnataka’s Chikmagalur coffee growing region during the 2010 harvest season this December. Accommodations, meals and ground transportation between Bangalore and Chikmagalur will be provided.

In addition to the contest, organized cuppings will be led every 2 hours starting at 9:00 AM. Those who wish to learn more about the coffees of India are encouraged to visit at his or her leisure throughout the day.

Event Information:

Friday, April 17, 2009 – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Embassy Suites Hotel at Centennial Olympic Park
(directly adjacent to the Georgia World Congress Center)
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For additional information about the event or Kaapi Royale, please contact Andrew Hetzel of Cafemakers at +1 (808) 443-0290.

About Kaapi Royale

Kaapi Royale Coffee of Magundi in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka, India, exports fine Indian Arabica and Robusta coffees worldwide and is the exclusive representative of Sethuraman Estate coffees. Sethuraman Estate is the two-time winner of “Best Robusta” in the Coffee Board of India’s Flavour of India competition and received the highest-ever rating for a Robusta coffee of 94 points from coffee reviewer Ken Davids. For more information, call +91 99807 45254 or email to Kaapiroyale (at) gmail.com.