Decagon Devices, Inc. provides an AquaLab Pawkit (a portable water activity meter) to each participating Cup of Excellence country.
Understanding and acurately measuring not only moisture content (often referred to as 'humidity') but also water activity is now considered an essential step in protecting and extending quality in green coffee.
Working with Decagon since 2010, we now take readings for water activity for every lot before the International Jury week and before vacuum packing. We record absolute readings and also measure any change over time to be sure that the coffees are within an acceptable range and stable before vacuum packing. ACE Head Judges use the Aqua Lab Pawkit, which offers portability in testing at the farm, mills, competition site and on the road.
Decagon generously offers ACE members a discount on their purchase of a Pawkit water activity meter. Contact Wendy Ortman for details.
Since 2010, we have been packing the Cup of Excellence winning lots in 30kg vacuum packed boxes. Each box contains two 15kg vacuum bags.
We have carried out small scale studies to evaluate the effectiveness of different packaging formats at protecting and extending quality for green coffee. We believe that vacuum packaging offers several clear benefits over conventional jute packaging. Our studies are on-going.
ACE members are offered a discount on any purchase from PBi. Please contact Kelle Vandenberg for details.
W.Wright is a leading supplier of coffee cupping equipment, providing high quality, competitively priced cupping spoons and other items to coffee associations, exporters, importers, cupping laboratories, roasters and other coffee cupping professionals. Our cupping spoons are used globally, and for well over a decade our spoons have been recognized as the industry standard, making them an essential item for coffee professionals.
We are proud to renew our partnership with Alliance for Coffee Excellence and are delighted to be able to provide all Cup of Excellence jurors with our small stainless steel cupping spoon for all competitions through to the end of 2016.
For more information about our services please feel free to contact us.
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