January 3, 2019

2018 – DABOV’s year

At the end of each year, it is time to take a look back and look ahead to start next year, both clean and loaded with the best of the past – as a fuel to help us get even farther and climb even further, high. And in our case – to find even more amazingly delicious coffees to serve in your glass.

Over the past 12 months, several events have happened that fill us with joy, pride, and confidence that our efforts to bring you a better cup of coffee every day, day after day, are worth it.

1. For the third time, Jordan Dabov was among the privileged jurors from the international jury in Cup of Excellence Brazil. And not only that. His sharp eye was quick to see the qualities of the coffee that won the first place in the Pulped Natural category – Brazil Paraiso, and in the disputed auction after the competition we succeeded in making the winning bid. The coffee will be soon in Bulgaria and you are already able to order it on presale.

2. Our coffee hunter was invited to be part of the jury in Cup of Excellence Nicaragua. He came back with the wonderful Nicaragua La Virgen COE #6 2018, which have won the prestigious 6th place in the competition.

3. Jordan Dabov was the only juror from Europe in Best of Panama, where predominantly Queen of Arabica coffees, Geisha, are evaluated. We are proud that we succeeded in securing from the auction Dona Elvira Geisha Washed #16 BOP 2018, which was ranked number 16 among world’s most exclusive coffees.

4. Our founder was invited to participate as a juror in the regional specialty coffee competition in Honduras – Oro de Santa Barbara. Thanks to his insight and successful participation in the auction, now we are offering two coffees – Honduras Finca Valentina – two lots with Obata variety, which won 4th and 15th place from the competition and Honduras Ventura – which won 17th place from the competition.

5. This year, we welcomed in our office dear guests from the specialty coffee world. In November, Paul Starry visited us, and his coffee Guatemala San Gerardo is part of our black label catalog. In August, we shared thoughts with Honduras farmers Marysabel Caballero and Moises Herrera and Yunson Lee, one of South Corea’s Q-Graders, Alliance for Coffee Excellence board member and South Korean Terarosa Café coffee hunter.

6. DABOV Specialty Coffee was included in the Сup of Еxcellence Year in Review with a special member profile.

7. We have organized again a Charity Christmas Bazaar and succeeded in gathering 2120 lv. A great part of this sum is from the Christmas cards that DABOV’s employees’ children have created. We thank to all of you who participated in the bazaar and helped is gather money for the treatment of Vivian Kostova, 6 y.o., from Sofia and Tania Andonova, 4 y.o., from Sliven. We know that we can count on your support for an event like that and this makes us extremely happy.

8. On October 1st, DABOV Specialty Coffee celebrated its 10th anniversary. You can read more about our history in our Specialty Coffee and Tea Journal in Bulgarian only and in the interview with our founder.

9. In June, Jordan Dabov visited Fazenda Aliança in Mogiana region of Brazil, so that he could check on the harvest gathering. You are already enjoying the new crop in Brazil Alianca, which right now is coffee of the month and could be ordered with a 15% discount.   

10. In December, Jordan Dabov flew to Ethiopia – the birthplace of coffee. He visited Heleanna Georgalis’ farm Moplako where the harvest was also being gathered. Now our coffee hunter already has a very good idea what coffee we will be able to offer to you from there and in the meantime, you can try our Ethiopia Yirgacheffe and Ethiopia Kambata.  

11. This year, Jordan Dabov visited personally the farm Ninety Plus and negotiated with its owner, Joseph Brodsky, to buy one of their best coffees, Ninety Plus Panama Geisha Lycello. And from the exclusive partnership between the two Panama Geisha by Dabov was born which is a must try!

12. Our founder Jordan Dabov was invited to participate in Kapital’s special project “The lessons – 13 business leaders talk about success“.

As we bid good bye to 2018 with gratitude, and welcome 2019 with hope, we would like to thank all of you – our clients and partners, for the extraordinary year that we had. We hope we will continue enjoying your support and bringing to your cup unique coffees.

We would like to thank all for appreciating our coffee – to those who buy it to enjoy it at home and to those who serve it to their customers. With this choice, you make our non-stop efforts in finding and securing exceptional specialty coffees worth all the hard work, sweat, and tears!

We wish you all the best in the new year and we hope we could share this year with you!

Article written by napravimisait

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