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ORSIR : 【環遊世界.學咖啡】2008衣索匹亞限量杯咖啡競賽
發表者 badtiger 開 2008-03-03 01:17:04 (1764 人氣)
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這次抵達衣索匹亞,目的是參加第二屆的Limited Coffee 評審工作,這個競賽全名是:2008 Ethiopia Limited Coffee Competition(2008衣索匹亞限量杯競賽),由美國對外援助總署(USAID)贊助舉辦的活動,只要是衣國的【咖啡農、生產者合作社、出口商】都可參加,詳細競賽條件容後補述.

這比賽今年是第二屆,但以咖啡豆國際競賽常見模式來說,08年設計的流程比去年首屆嚴謹且採國際公開競標的方式,那到底今年整個競賽過程會進步多少?其實我也要明天後才知道,因為最後階段的杯測競賽( final competition cupping)明天才開始.

2號清晨抵達Addis Ababa,氣溫竟然不到10℃,因為機場這裡的海拔達2326公尺,但這還屬首都區域較低處,Addi北方的Entoto 山脈,都超過3000公尺了,Entoto山那邊保存很多史蹟與教堂,06年我來衣索匹亞時,去拜訪過.

如果由空中俯瞰整個非洲,你會發現衣索匹亞就是高原區塊,幾個政經中心都位處高海拔,而生產咖啡的重要區域也都在高地,除這些隴起的山脈,衣國更有著名的東非地塹、7大湖泊、低地的沙漠沼澤等等豐富地貌與迴異的地理結構,難怪這個國家是人類與咖啡的雙重發源地.

衣索匹亞目前的經濟仍以咖啡為大宗,,咖啡已經有飲料【黑金】的稱號;在缺水的地區,水跟石油都不可或缺,因此不少人稱水為【白石油】;衣國除了產好咖啡更有好水源,高地的豐富土壤與氣候,加上老天爺給的先天條件,造就這國家能夠生產黑金且擁有白石油.


離開機場,轉往住宿的飯店,沿途看天空,上次那些聒噪的大鳥少很多,但很高興再度看到驢子,首都的驢子竟然曉得過紅燈時要快走,不需要後面的主人催趕,牠們還是馱著重物呢!

【以下為2008衣索匹亞限量杯咖啡競賽說明】
2008 Ethiopia Limited Coffee Auction
Registration of competition lots and submission of samples: February 4-15, 2008

Pre-selection Cupping: February 25-29, 2008

Final Competition Cupping: March 3-7, 2008

Auction: 3rd or 4th week of May, 2008

Competition and Auction Rules:
•Prticipation open to all Ethiopian growers, producers cooperatives and exporters
•The lot size for the auction is 25 bags (60 kgs) of green coffee beans
•Coffee types: Traditional Washed, Sundried Natural and Semi-Washed
•Each participant can enter up to 4 lots from any coffee type
•The lots must be traceable to the region, community, washing or buying station and the storage location of the lot
•Participation in the competition and auction is free
•Sample size per lot is 5 kgs of hulled green coffee beans
•Sample submission at the office of the Ethiopian Coffee Exporters Association (ECEA)
•All cupping is done conform the international standards of the Q grading protocol
• Q certificates will be issued for all submitted lots

The Ethiopia Limited 2008 Coffee Competition is financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Agribusiness and Trade Expansion Program.

The organization is made possible by: Boot Coffee Consulting, Fintrac Inc., Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) and the Ethiopian Coffee Exporters Association (ECEA).






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