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02/10


BSCA: here comes the first official preparatory Q-Grader course

BSCA is on the home stretch of preparations for the first official preparatory Q-Grader course, which will be held at BSCA headquarters in Varginha, MG, from February 14 – 16, 2017


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01/26


Yara delivers award to the winner of the BSCA 25 Year Quality Contest




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01/20


Specialty coffee: exports via 'Brazil. The Coffee Nation' generate US$ 1.57 billion




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10/18


Nobletree Coffee: The Journey from Soil to Sip

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01/29


Auction of the winners of the Natural Coffees “Oscars” on February 2

32 best natural coffees from Brazil’s 2015 harvest will be auctioned on the Internet, and can achieve much higher prices than those practiced in the market


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12/15


Sítio São Sebastião, located in the city of Cristina, Minas Gerais, is the grand champion of the Cup of Excellence – Naturals 2015

Sítio São Sebastião, in the Mantiqueira de Minas region, has a vast curriculum of prizes


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12/08


Adolfo Ferreira is elected BSCA president

From the fourth generation of a coffee grower family, he will continue to seek better results to associates and will also focus on the domestic market


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12/07


Cup of Excellence: definition of the best natural coffees in Brazil begins Monday, on the 7th

National stage ended on the 4th and selected 39 samples, which will be evaluated by international professionals to define the winners of Cup of Excellence – Naturals 2015


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12/02


Specialty coffee: Cup of Excellence auction has record amounts in Brazilian Reais

— Total revenue was R$ 1 401 million, exceeding the amount of 2010; average price reached R$ 4,258 per bag, above the 2014 record


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11/13


Cup of Excellence: 104 natural coffee samples pass on to the national stage

- Main competition aimed at harvested and dried unpeeled beans has representatives from seven producers and has been revealing the complexity of Brazilian coffee beans


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10/20


Piatã, Bahia’s Gourmet Coffee is the Cup of Excellence – Pulped Naturals 2015 champion

Bahia municipality farmers occupied the top two positions of the competition; in total, the contest had 22 winners from seven Brazilian producing regions   The coffee produced by Antonio Rigo de Oliveira in the São Judas Tadeu Chakra, in Piatã, Diamantina Plateau, in the Highlands of Bahia, was crowned the champion of the Cup of Excellence – Pulped Naturals 2015 contest organized by the Brazilian Specialty Coffee Association (BSCA) in partnership with the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brazil), the Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) and sponsored by the Brazilian Service of Support to Micro and Small Enterprises (Sebrae)


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09/09


Cup of Excellence – Pulped Naturals 2015 Late Harvest pre-selection begun

— BSCA has received 361 samples from 10 different regions


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07/07


Brazil Harvest Watch: Predicting The Harvest With Top Brazilian Producers

JULY 6, 2015 BY PAULO PEDROSO, to SPRUDGE Coffee News & Culture — “They’ve got an awful lot of coffee in Brazil” – Frank Sinatra


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06/16


Brazilian specialty coffees are highlighted in the 2015 SCAE World of Coffee event

Through a sectorial project action developed by Apex – Brazil and BSCA - Brazil Specialty Coffee Association, the country will promote its special coffees at the 2015 SCAE World of Coffee, the sector’s main event in Europe


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05/26


Brazil’s Gourmet Coffee

By Olhar Turístico — In Brazil this drink is manufactured solely with Arabica beans, which has detachable quality conditions, with differences of aromas and flavor felt well before reaching the final consumer


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05/04


Starbucks scoops up pricey beans in high-end coffee world

By The Seattle Times — The industry giant surprised the coffee world by swooping into a recent competition to buy the top-ranked beans, which now sell at its snazzy Capitol Hill roastery


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04/27


BSCA News #10 — BRAZIL. THE COFFEE NATION

Paulo Kawasaki — BSCA launched its new branding “Brazil


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04/27


BSCA News #10 — MICE 2015

Paulo Kawasaki — Promotional initiatives by the BSCA sectorial project together with Apex-Brasil are consolidating Brazilian specialty coffees in the Australian market


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04/27


BSCA News #10 — Q-GRADERS

Paulo Kawasaki — BSCA courses for training and calibration of qualified graders, controlled and trained by the Coffee Quality Institute approves 31 professionals


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04/27


BSCA News #10 — INTERNORGA 2015

Paulo Kawasaki — Specialty coffees from Brazil were presented to the German public at an event for modern food and drink services


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04/27


BSCA News #10 — FOODEX JAPAN 2015

Paulo Kawasaki — Brazilian specialty coffees arouse interest at the largest food and drink fair in Japan


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04/27


BSCA News #10 — 24th ERNESTO ILLY AWARD

Paulo Kawasaki — BSCA members stand out at one of the most important Brazilian coffee contests, winning three categories of the illycafè award


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04/27


BSCA News #10 — BARISTAS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Paulo Kawasaki — Professionals from BSCA members stood out in the Brazilian barista championship and will represent Brazil in the World Championship at Expo Milan 2015


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04/14


Starbucks offers its first Cup of Excellence winning coffee: Brazil Sitio Baixadao

By StarbucksMelody — Right now at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room, you’ll find the micro-lot coffee, Brazil Sitio Baixadao, which won the 2014 Cup of Excellence award for a Brazil natural-processed coffee


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03/09


Cafés do Brasil: Starbucks buys winner of the CoE Naturals for R$ 9,384

— Participating for the first time in history in the main global quality contest, the company pays record amount for Brazilian natural coffee


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03/09


BSCA News #9 – BSCA SEAL 1 MILLION

— Partnership with Safe Trace Café results in the issuance of BSCA Seal 1 million


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03/09


BSCA News #9 – ROASTING STRATEGY

— Members in the roasting sector understand that better positioning of BSCA seals and certifications; the Association is preparing new approaches


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03/09


BSCA News #9 – FULL CAPACITY

— The first BSCA Q-Grader Training Course showed great demand and all 24 spaces were filled


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03/09


BSCA News #9 – CALIBRATION AND RETAKES

— Q-Grader Calibration and retake courses at BSCA are open to those interested


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03/09


BSCA News #9 – AEROPRESS CHAMPIONSHIP

— BSCA sponsors the champion’s room & board from April 9 to 12 at the 27th Annual SCAA Expo, considered to be the main specialty coffee event in the world


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03/09


BSCA News #9 – NEW PRESIDENT OF APEX-BRASIL

Via Apex-Brasil Press — Executive David Barioni Neto has experience related to corporate governance and worked in importation and exportation, leadership and management of companies


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02/11


BSCA is invited to participate in a sector meeting with minister Kátia Abreu

Paulo Kawasaki — Executive director Vanusia Nogueira met with minister Kátia Abreu, an opportunity in which she participated in presenting the sector’s demands and hearing what Mapa is developing


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02/11


BSCA NEWS #8 – MEETING AT MDIC

Paulo Kawasaki — BSCA executive director Vanusia Nogueira participated in a meeting with representatives from MDIC, in which she presented that exports of commodities can generate aggregated value


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02/11


BSCA NEWS #8 – RECORD AT THE CoE NATURALS 2014

Paulo Kawasaki — With 95,18 points, the champion coffee, produced by brothers Sebastião and Antônio Márcio, in Cristina, in the Mantiqueira de Minas, had the highest score in the history of the Cup of Excellence Naturals


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02/11


BSCA NEWS #8 – ‘A COUNTRY OF SPECIALTY COFFEES’

Paulo Kawasaki — During the Cup of Excellence Naturals 2014, Ann Traumann, specialty coffee trader for Starbucks, said that Brazilians had proven that Brazil is a specialty coffee country


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02/11


BSCA NEWS #8 – LAST SPACES!

Paulo Kawasaki — The day of BSCA’s first Q-Grader training course is coming, which will occur at the Association headquarters from March 23 to 28


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02/11


BSCA NEWS #8 – INFORMATION ABOUT CNC

Paulo Kawasaki — Vanusia Nogueira, BSCA executive director, relayed information related to the organization’s actions together with the Government and international markets to the CNC board


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02/11


BSCA NEWS #8 – 2015 CoEs

Paulo Kawasaki — BSCA forms partnerships with Bourbon Specialty Coffees for holding the Cup of Excellence Early Harvest in Poços de Caldas, MG and with Alta Mogiana Specialty Coffees for the Naturals in Franca, SP


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01/13


BSCA News #7 – Q-GRADER TRAINING

Paulo Kawasaki — The first course will be held from March 23 to 28 and will have Trish Rothgeb, from CQI, as leading instructor and Joel Shuler, from Casa Brasil, as assistant instructor


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01/13


BSCA News #7 – SCAA-CERTIFIED LABORATORY

Paulo Kawasaki — With the certification, the entity is accredited to hold Specialty Coffee Association of America and Coffee Quality Institute Q-Grader courses


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01/13


BSCA News #7 – CoE NATURALS 2014: NATIONAL PHASE

Paulo Kawasaki — Six producer regions are represented in the contest for the title of best natural coffee produced in the 2014 Brazilian harvest


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01/13


BSCA News #7 – PROMOTION IN LONDON

Paulo Kawasaki — BSCA sponsors a promotional event for national specialty coffees at the Brazilian Embassy in London


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12/15


BSCA NEWS #6 — NEW PRESIDENT OF BSCA

Paulo Kawasaki – Silvio Leite will lead the entity responsible for the promotion of producers and specialty coffees in Brazil from December 2014 to the end of November 2015


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12/15


BSCA NEWS #6 — NATIONAL RECORDS IN 100th CoE




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12/15


BSCA NEWS #6 — TRACEABILITY




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12/15


BSCA NEWS #6 — CoE NATURALS




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12/15


BSCA NEWS #6 — USD 10 MILLION IN KOREA

Based on an Apex-Brasil press release – Participants from Brazil traded close to 30 thousand 60kg coffee bags, with and estimate value of USD 10 million in future business flows


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12/15


BSCA NEWS #6 — SUPERVISORY BOARD OF UTZ

- Vanusia Nogueira, executive director of the Brazil Specialty Coffee Association, is joining the Supervisory Board of UTZ Certified


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11/05


BSCA News #5 — 100th CUP OF EXCELLENCE

— The main competition for quality coffee in the world celebrated its 100th edition in Brazil


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11/05


BSCA News #5 — CUP OF EXCELLENCE NATURALS 2014

— Brazilian producers of natural arabica coffee can sign up until the 24th of November, in the main competition for quality in the country, conducted by BSCA


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11/05


BSCA News #5 — 'MÉRITO CAFEEIRO' MEDAL

— The Executive Director of BSCA, Vanusia Nogueira, received the Medal of Merit in Coffee, from Fundacão Procafé due to her relevant work done for the development of coffee in Brazil


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11/05


BSCA News #5 — EVENTS IN ASIA

— BSCA will promote the specialty coffee from Brazil in three major events in Asia: FHC - Food and Hospitality China 2014, 2014 Taiwan Int\'l Tea, Coffee & Wine Expo and Cafe Show - Seoul 2014


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11/05


BSCA News #5 — BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND AUDIT COMMITTEE

— Members of BSCA defined the composition of the Boards of Directors and Audit for the next biennium, between December 2014 and November 2016; The new president will be known in December when the members of the board will take place


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10/10


BSCA News #4 - US BUYER PROJECT




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10/10


BSCA News #4 - MEMBERS IN THE SPOTLIGHT




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10/10


BSCA News #4 - BSCA IN JAPAN




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10/10


BSCA News #4 - Russia




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10/10


BSCA News #4 - INTERNATIONAL COFFEE WEEK




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10/10


BSCA News #4 - Russia III




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BSCA News #4 - Russia II




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10/10


BSCA News #4 - 100th CUP OF EXCELLENCE




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09/01


BSCA participates of "Mundo Gastronômico" trade show




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09/01


Strategic Planning




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09/01


BSCA in Colombia




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09/01


Training course for Q-Graders




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09/01


Meeting with the candidates running for president




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09/01


BSCA receives Koreans




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09/01


Cuppers seleted for the national jury of Cup of Excellence contests

- These cuppers are responsible to evaluate the samples of the Best specialty coffees produced in Brazil in 2014’s crop


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07/31


Q-Grader Certification




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07/31


"Design Embala" Project




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07/31


Use of BSCA Brand




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07/31


Cup of Excellence - Pulp Naturals 2014

- Coffee growers have until September 1st to register their pulped natural and fully washed coffee lots in the most important quality contest in Brazil  Brazilian growers whose coffees are water processed (semi-washed, washed) have until September de 1st to register their coffee samples in the Cup of Excellence – Pulp Naturals 2014


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07/31


Structuring the BSCA head office




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07/31


Be a “Featured Member”




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07/31


Exporter Profile Survey




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07/31


SCAE World of Coffee 2014




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07/31


Interassociation BSCA and SCAE




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07/01


2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil TM

- Professionals from abroad did business and visited production processes, storage and logistics of Brazilian coffees


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07/01


Expocafé 2014

- In one of the largest coffee farming shows in Brazil, BSCA shows innovative combinations for specialty coffees   From the 4th to the 6th of July, in the city of Três Pontas (MG), BSCA established a partnership with Cocatrel, a local cooperative member of the association, in order to be present in its booth during the 17th edition of Expocafé


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07/01


“Young Farmers”

- Julia Fortini Souza, from Academia do Café, and Pedro Brás, from Farm Guaiçara, went through the selecting process and are participating in the \"Young Farmers\" program through which they exchange experiences and knowledge with baristas, entrepreneurs and professional importers and roasters in Europe


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07/01


Fispal Café 2014

- Members of BSCA provide specialty coffee to the public in the main national tradeshow aimed at the end consumer


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06/30


Melbourne International Coffee Expo 2014

With an exclusive booth, BSCA showcased the specialty coffees from Brazil and their distinct origins in MICE-Australia, one of the main events in the international scene   BSCA was present in the Melbourne International Coffee Expo – MICE taking place from the 15th to 18th of May in Australia


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06/30


Demand for Specialty Coffees from Brazil still strong

By Carine Ferreira, to Valor Econômico – In spite of the substantial coffee price increase, the demand for higher quality coffees, more expensive, remains unaffected, according to Vanusia Nogueira, executive director of BSCA


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05/02


BSCA Magazine nº 05




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02/18


Invite: Brazil Late Harvest Cup of Excellence Seattle Cupping

When 10:00 - 12:00 noon Tuesday, March 4th   Where Zoka Coffee Roasters 1220 West Nickerson St


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02/05


Korean Coffee Lovers Luring Brazilian Arabica Sales

BLOOMBERG


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12/02


Top Lot Price Doubles, Big Gains at Brazil Cup of Excellence® Auction

VARGINHA, BRAZIL (December 2, 2013) – The #1 lot at Brazil’s Cup of Excellence® (COE) Early Harvest live auction held online on November 27th sold at $23


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12/02


“In The World Of Coffee, Few Countries Inspire As Much Fascination As Brazil”




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11/28


TAM Airlines Partners with Suplicy Cafés

Consultant and barista Isabela Raposeiras helps the airline choose the premium coffee it will offer on all international flights   TAM Airlines has just concluded the process of selecting the new coffee that will be served to passengers on international flights beginning in December 2013


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03/14


Specialty Coffees: Cup of Excellence Natural Late Harvest auction pays 1,346% more than ICE US

The auction of the 22 winning lots of the 2nd ‘Cup of Excellence Natural Late Harvest’ – 2012 Edition, promoted by Brazil Specialty Coffee Association (BSCA), in partnership with the Brazil Trade and Investment Promoting Agency (Apex-Brasil), and with the Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE), occurred this Thursday, March 14th, over the internet


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11/23


BSCA informs the winners of Cup of Excellence 2010

From the 47 coffee samples entered on the international phase, 31 won for their high quality, the right of participate on the Cup of Excellence Auction that will be held on January 18 th of 2011


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11/15


National Winners List

2010 Brazil Cup of Excellence National Winners List


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10/20


Bird helps produce special coffee

Camocim Farm adopted the guan for natural selection of coffee grains and produces special coffee that costs around US$ 475 per kilogram abroad


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10/15


Apex-Brasil is elected the best trade promotion agency

The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) received, this Thursday, in Mexico City, the award for best trade promotion agency in the world, among developing countries


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09/30


Brazilian specialty coffee gain space on the japanese market

From September 22 to 24 th, the BSCA (Brazil Specialty Coffee Association) and the alliance with Apex-Brazil and Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA), organized the participation of the brazilian coffee producers on the World Conference of Specilaty Coffee, in Tokyo, Japan


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09/03


Stamp BSCA guarantees quality to the specialty coffees

Two certified products by BSCA stamp (Brazilian Specialty Coffee Association), are considered the best on blind tasting, held by food Bible


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07/08


Coffee: Incite for the athlete

We are at the end of the World Cup 2010


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04/12


Brazil takes part of the Event from Specialty Coffees in USA

With the support of MAPA – Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply, the BSCA - BRAZIL SPECIALTY COFFEE ASSOCIATION it will be part, one more time of SCAA - Specialty Coffee Association of America


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BSCA - Brazil Specialty Coffee Association
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Phone: +55 [35] 3212-4705 / +55 [35] 3212-6302
E-mail: info@bsca.com.br

Alliance for Coffee Excellence SCAA SCAE Specialty Coffee Association of Japan Cafés do Brasil Apex