Ninety Plus Coffee Innovations Unrivaled on Winners Stage at Dublin Competitions

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Champion Features Ninety Plus® Coffee for Third Consecutive Year

“All coffees used in the top three positions in the world championships were a result of fermentation and related processing methodology innovations by Ninety Plus Coffee."

At the World of Coffee competitions in Dublin on June 22-25, an unprecedented 16 baristas elected to feature a total of 10 different Ninety Plus® Taste Profiles in their competitions to become a world champion. For the third consecutive year, the champion in the World Brewers Cup presented a Ninety Plus coffee. In the World Barista Championship, Ninety Plus also rose to the top.

In total, four of the top six baristas on the Winners Stage at these two preeminent world competitions featured Ninety Plus Coffee. These coffees embodied recent processing innovations pioneered by the Company.

Ten baristas who were national champions representing their countries competed with Ninety Plus coffees in the World Brewers Cup (“WBrC”). Six competed in the World Barista Championship (“WBC”).

“Ninety Plus established an unprecedented level of representation among world championship finalists with 10 of our Taste Profiles presented by 16 national champion baristas at a single premier world coffee event,” said Joseph Brodsky, founder and CEO. “We are extremely proud that a Ninety Plus Taste Profile was on the Winners Stage four of six possible times in Dublin, two-thirds of the top ranks” he said.

“We continue to be unrivaled in this unexpected concentration of winners, having been represented by at least a top-three winner in eight of nine major world competitions in the last three years, including six world champions.” said Brodsky.

The world championships in Dublin provided a globally recognized venue to feature Ninety Plus innovations in coffee growing, processing, ecological, and social programs at its farms in Ethiopia and Panama. In particular, the 2016 version of Ninety Plus Cold Fermentation, a process that enhances coffee flavor intensity and complexity, was featured by several baristas and also showcased at tasting events at the World of Coffee trade show floor.

Notable competitors and distinctive Ninety Plus Taste Profiles included WBrC World Champion Tetsu Kasuya from Coffee Factory in Japan who competed with Ninety Plus Sillvia; WBrC 3rd Place Champion Chad Wang from Taiwan representing Jascaffe China with Ninety Plus Lotus; 2nd Place WBC Champion Yoshikazu Iwase of Rec Coffee in Japan using Ninety Plus Sillvia; and 3rd Place WBC Champion Ben Put of Monogram Coffee in Canada using Ninety Plus Semeon Abay.

“All coffees used in the top three positions in the world championships were a result of fermentation and related processing methodology innovations by Ninety Plus Coffee. This speaks volumes about the Ninety Plus team dedication to evolving the coffee farming model with innovations only possible through incentives and social commitments shared with all of our motivated employees, ambassadors, and innovators in the Ninety Plus family, from farm to cup.”

The full list of winning baristas featuring Ninety Plus Coffee in Dublin includes:

Yoshikazu Iwase (Japan)
Ben Put (Canada)
Dan Fellows (UK)
Pablo Caballero (Spain)
Jarno Peräkylä (Finland)
Arhip Anca (Bulgaria)
Chad Wang (Taiwan)
Du Jianing (China)
Stathis (Greece)
John Ryan Ting (Singapore)
Chunghyun Kim (Korea)
Nan Sutdrip (Thailand)
Odd-Steiner Tøllefsen (Norway)
Alexey Federovsky (Ukraine)
Tetsu Kasuya (Japan)
Ganea Bianca (Romania)

Ninety Plus® Coffee, based in Miami, Florida, has earned worldwide recognition for its various brands and Taste Profiles produced at its farm in Panama and developed with its farming partners in Ethiopia and other locations around the world. “Our great coffees are built on a foundation of expertly selected cherry varieties, microclimates at the farms, and proprietary processing formulae,” said Brodsky.

Ninety Plus Coffee is an internationally recognized producer of green (unroasted) coffee sold to its distributors and customers around the world. Its brands include Ninety Plus®, Levelup®, and Level One. The Company is headquartered in Miami and has offices in Denver, Colorado and Volcán, Panama.

Contact: Eric Lougher eric(at)ninetypluscoffee(dot)com

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