Cupping sessions start next week to preview the 2013 Cup of Excellence (COE) Brazil Early Harvest winning coffees that will be auctioned online on November 27th.

The Early Harvest competition is one of two Brazil events on the Cup of Excellence calendar that select that country’s top coffee micro-lots each year. Preview cupping events are open to all members of the coffee profession that are interested to learn more about the Cup of Excellence program, taste Brazil’s COE winning coffees and consider participating as a bidder in online auction on November 27th.

North American cuppings will be held:

**Friday, Nov. 15: Seattle
Atlas Coffee Importers
1:00pm – 4:30pm
1402 NW 85th Street, Seattle, WA
RSVP to: (206) 652-4880 or [email protected]

**Monday, Nov. 18: Sonoma County
OLAM Specialty Coffee
1:00pm – 4:00pm
118 Matheson St., 3rd Floor, Healdsburg, CA
RSVP to: (707) 431-9500 or
[email protected]

**Wednesday, Nov. 20: Minneapolis
Café Imports
10:00am – 2:00pm
2617 East Hennepin, Minneapolis, MN
RSVP to: (651) 209-6102 or [email protected]

NEW DATE Wednesday, Nov. 20: Boston area
InterAmerican Coffee
2:00pm – 4:00pm
2B Airport Drive Ext., Hopedale, MA
RSVP to: (877) 422-9233 or [email protected]

CANCELED Friday, Nov. 22: Seattle
Mercanta North America
11:00am – 1:00pm
2012 E Union St., Seattle, WA
RSVP to: [email protected]

Monday, Nov. 26: Portland
Alliance for Coffee Excellence
10:00am – 12:00 Noon
3115 NE Sandy Blvd., Suite 224, Portland, OR
RSVP to: (503) 208-2872 or [email protected]

** = I’ll see you there!