About Us

Our Mission

Ensuring coffee excellence to empower farmers 

Our Vision

To live in a world that embraces excellence and sustainable economies

Our Values

We are committed to excellence
We act with integrity and transparency
We embrace the diversity of our global community
We move with gusto

Who we are

The Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) is a nonprofit, global membership organization that upholds the highest standards in specialty coffee through our program Cup of Excellence. COE entails 1) rigorous juried coffee competitions in coffee origin countries and 2) online auctions of winning coffees, with the vast majority of proceeds going back to the farmers.

We further support coffee excellence through intensive cupper training and our certified coffee lab.  ACE and COE are governed by a board of directors, composed of specialty coffee leaders and innovators from around the world.

ACE provides exceptional service to its members, who span more than fifty countries, uniting coffee professionals and supporters who are passionate about quality coffee, and empowering specialty coffee producers.

The Alliance for Coffee Excellence is based in Portland, Oregon (USA).

2250 NW 22nd Ave, Suite 612
Portland,OR 97210
503-208-2872

Email Inquires: support@cupofexcellence.org