Let’s Play Barista Magazine’s Humpday Giveaway! #30 (September 18, 2013 Edition)

Happy Humpday, everyone! We’re halfway through the week, which means the countdown to some awesome coffee events is on: fall is always so great in the specialty-coffee industry, with Coffee Fest Seattle, the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast Coffee Conference in Rhode Island, as well as the Big Central Regional Barista Competition, Barista Nation Kansas City, Host Milan, La Marzocco’s Out of the Box in Milan, and much more!

We’re bundling up as summer turns to autumn, and we’re excited for all the fun events that the autumn season brings!

Some things remain the same, however, such as Barista Magazine’s weekly blog contest, Humpday Giveaway, where anyone and everyone in the whole wide world of coffee is invited to play for a chance to win an awesome coffee tool or other coffee-related prize. Since we debuted this weekly contest last February, it’s gotten soooo popular ”you guys love it! And we’re so glad!

Meet the Brazen Brewer, which is up for grabs for Humpday Giveaway. Believe it or not, this is a home coffee brewer that features on-board system calibration, altitude correction, on-board proportional controls, pre-set/wet function, water dispersion and accuracy in temperature delivery, and wide temperature range options and manual release.
Meet the Brazen Brewer, which is up for grabs for Humpday Giveaway. Believe it or not, this is a home coffee brewer that features on-board system calibration, altitude correction, on-board proportional controls, pre-set/wet function, water dispersion and accuracy in temperature delivery, and wide temperature range options and manual release.

This week we have a super special prize up for grabs: the Brazen Brewer from Behmor! This is a revolutionary home brewer, guys ”there’s a reason it’s priced at $199 (though with all its bells and whistles, it’s worth every penny): check out the interview we ran yesterday on Barista Magazine’s blog with the man himself about how he developed it and what makes it so amazingly awesome.

OK, so are you ready to play for a chance to win a Brazen Brewer of your very own? Then let’s do this! First of all, I have to say that the Brazen is only up as a prize to folks with a U.S. address; but international subscribers, we got you covered! One of you will win a one-year subscription to Barista Magazine ”that’s a $60 USD value!

Let’s real quick review the rules, guys, and then we’ll get to the trivia question:

Humpday Giveaway Rules

”Answer the trivia question by referencing the  current issue of Barista Magazine. If you don’t have a copy, you can look at the whole issue for free online by going  HERE.

”Leave your answer plus your  FIRST and LAST names, as well as  your country of residence, into the blog comments section.

”Answers may be submitted between  7 a.m. PDT on Wednesday through 6:59 a.m. PDT on Thursday.

”The names of those who submitted the correct answer will be entered into a drawing, and Barista Magazine will randomly select one name, which will be announced on Thursday at 10 a.m. PDT right here on the Barista Magazine blog.

OK, guys ”ready to play Humpday Giveaway? Let’s do it!

QUESTION: ACCORDING TO AL LIU’S ARTICLE IN THE AUGUST+SEPTEMBER ISSUE, WHAT ORGANIZATION CERTIFIES COFFEE AS ‘DIRECT TRADE’?

Think you know the answer? Then type it into the comments section of this very blog post now! You might win a Brazen Brewer  tomorrow!

 

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87 Comments

  1. There is no organization certifying direct trade, unless you consider the company itself selling the product.

    Jason Pekoske
    USA

  2. Anyone can claim it’s coffee direct trade, as there is no set definition. There is no organisation for that.

    Germany

  3. Sorry I forgot to add some info in the last comment so please disregard that.

    Al Liu has aptly said that in Direct Trade, anyone can claim that a coffee is direct trade because there is no set definition as to what it really is, nor is there a third-party organization that is recognized as the sole arbitrator of direct trade. So it is not a certification, nor does it establish a set of standard norms.

    Country of Residence: USA
    Full Name: Blessie Nelson

  4. Al Liu has aptly said that in Direct Trade, anyone can claim that a coffee is direct trade because there is no set definition as to what it really is, nor is there a third-party organization that is recognized as the sole arbitrator of direct trade. So it is not a certification, nor does it establish a set of standard norms.

  5. There is no organization that offers this. Direct trade on its own is not a certification nor does it represent an established set of standards or norms. Rather, direct trade is a general concept that is open to different interpretations.

    Alvaro Castro
    El Salvador

  6. There isn’t a third party organization that certifies direct trade, as direct trade “does not represent an established set of standards or norms”.

    Rachel Bebee
    NE, USA

  7. Donna Robertson
    Arkansas, USA

    “Anyone can claim that a coffee is direct trade because there is no set definition as to what it really is, nor is there a third-party organization that is recognized as the sole arbitrator of direct trade.”

  8. No organization certifies coffees as “direct trade” nor are there official regulations to associated with the term.

    Tim Cox
    Dallas, TX

  9. There is not an official organization that certifies coffee as direct trade.

    Clarissa Adams, USA

  10. there is not yet an organization that labels coffee as “certified direct trade”. it’s as of now just the companies themselves throwing around the term related to their buying practices.

    Josh Elyachar
    NYC, USA

  11. There is no organization that certifies coffee as direct trade.

    Zachary Coté
    California, USA

  12. There is no official organization/governing body that labels coffee as œcertified direct trade .

    Curtis Lu
    Seattle, WA USA

  13. Direct trade is not certified by any organization, it is simply an openly interpretable term used to describe a buying practice.

    Harold McGovern
    Brooklyn ny USA

  14. There is no organization that offers this. Direct trade on its own is not a certification nor does it represent an established set of standards or norms. Rather, direct trade is a general concept that is open to different interpretations.

    Jacob Archer
    Seattle, WA USA

  15. There’s no organization that offers that specific certification. It is a research by itself that the buyer does in situ where the coffee is grown.
    Sheers! a cup if Honduran Coffee!
    Marta C..~
    Houston, TX

  16. There is no official organization/governing body that labels coffee as “certified direct trade”.

    Joaquin Garcia
    United States of America

  17. There ain’t such a thing! Direct Trade is a great idea but open to the interpretation of the company labeling it.

    Nathan Howes USA

  18. There is no organization that certifies coffee as direct trade.

    “…there is no set definition as to what it really is, nor is there a third-party organization that is recognized as the sole arbitrator of direct trade.”

    Marie Cullinan
    USA

  19. There isn’t an organization that certifies coffee as direct trade.

    Robbie Melton
    Louisville, KY USA

  20. Kyle Gooch, Canada

    There is no organization that certifies coffee as direct trade.

    Al states that œAnyone can claim that a coffee is direct trade  and presently, there is no “third-party organization that is recognized as the sole arbitrator of direct trade. 

  21. No organization certifies this. It’s claimable by any coffee company and open to interpretation.

    Dustin Pattison
    Portland, OR

  22. “Anyone can claim that a coffee is direct trade because there is no set definition as to what it really is, nor is there a third-party organization that is recognized as the sole arbitrator of direct trade.”

    Paul Brock USA

  23. “One important consideration is that direct trade on its own is not a certification, nor does it represent an established set of standards or norms. Rather, direct trade is a general concept that is open to different interpretations.”

    Roscoe Aquilo, U.S.A.

  24. No organization sets a standard for Direct Trade certification because it is a general concept, not a set of rules buyers and producers must follow.

    Jonathan De Troye, USA.

  25. No organization certifies Direct Trade, it is a general concept that is open to interpretation.
    Nick Paruch, USA

  26. No third-party organization certifies coffee as “direct trade.” Tricky! Thanks for the opportunity.

    –Joshua Viau (USA)

  27. There is no organization that certifies coffee as “Direct Trade”.

    The article states, “One important consideration is that direct trade on its own is not a certification, nor does it represent an established set of standards or norms. Rather, direct trade is a general concept that is open to different interpretations.

    Dennis Sullivan, USA

  28. There is no organization that certifies coffee as direct trade. Any coffee can claim it.

    Adam Kornegay, USA

  29. There is no organization that can certify coffee as “direct trade.” In fact, the very concept of direct trade challenges the idea that there ever CAN be an overseeing organization.

    Shane Parrott, USA

  30. “No third party organization is recognized as the sole arbitrator of direct trade.”

    Ike Bubna, USA

  31. No organization certifies a coffee as direct trade, it is open to interpretation.

    Eric Berrong, USA

  32. There is no organization that “CERTIFIES COFFEE AS ˜DIRECT TRADE'”.

    Virgil Hovar, USA

    Al states that “direct trade on its own is not a certification”, “Anyone can claim that a coffee is direct trade”, “nor is there a third-party organization that is recognized as the sole arbitrator of direct trade.”

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