Colombia COE Group Cupping, Washington, DC

Caravela Coffee will be hosting a group cupping of selected 2014 Colombia Cup of Excellence winners on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 2pm at Vigilante Coffee Company in metro Washington, DC (see below).

The top-6 Finalists of the 2014 Colombia CoE

Please join us as we’ll be cupping top lots from different regions of Colombia, including Antioquia which has not been a region that traditionally participates in COE, but this year had the first place winner, amongst other high placing coffees.  Winning farms were also from Quindio, Tolima, and Norte de Santander, in addition to Cauca and Narino.  Here is a list of the winning coffees: Colombia South 2014 Winning Farms.

By focusing on a selection of the 34 winning coffees, we can spend more time thoughtfully cupping and discussing the coffees.  We will also discuss the formation of a buying group and gather information to decide on which coffee(s) that we will bid for in the online auction.  The auction will be the following Tuesday, October 21.

Fred Lullfitz from Caravela Coffee was at the Cup of Excellence event this year and was able to cup the final round as well as attend the awards ceremony.

Space will be limited, so please follow the link below, use the form to the bottom left corner or send an email to to RSVP by Wednesday, October 15 to reserve your spot.  Please don’t wait until the last minute, so we can plan for the correct number of participants.  Each company represented would have at least 1 break reserved.

RSVP for the Colombia Cup of Excellence Group Cupping in Washington, DC on October 17.

Don't miss this chance to cup some of the top coffees from Colombia this year and the opportunity to participate in buying group to showcase these coffees in your area.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Look forward to seeing you.


The address is:

Vigilante Coffee Company
4327 Gallatin St.
Hyattsville, MD 20781



This is about a 30 minute walk from West Hyattsville Metro and the Prince George’s Plaza Metro stations on the Green Line.


There is street parking available as well as a paid lot (.25/half hour) right next to the roastery. We can direct guests upon arrival as this is lot is situated in a weird area but right near by.

Address Issues

Google Maps will take you from Baltimore Ave. onto Gallatin St.  As soon as you turn onto Gallatin St. you will find a USPS on the left side of the street. Vigilante is located across from that Post Office (technically on Church St.).  Call (757) 333-1409 if you get lost.

Name of Participant *
Name of Participant
Do you have purchasing authority? *
Can you commit to purchasing a Cup of Excellence lot?
We can only reserve 1 break per company
Phone number for us to call or text you if you are late.