Araku's Coffee Excellence: Crafting Specialty Brews with Passion and Precision

2nd May 2024 at 13:00 hrs (London)

Congratulations to the Winners!

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Gems of Araku

Legacy in a Cup

Celebrating Specialty Coffee Since 2009

Welcome to the world of Araku, where passion meets precision in crafting the world's most beloved brew. From the fertile soils of Araku to the expert hands that nurture every seedling, each aspect of our seed-to-cup journey is infused with artisanal excellence and selective innovation.

This year, experience specialty coffee microlots, carefully curated to take you on a journey through 19 transformative steps, crafted to evoke the purest essence of specialty coffee.

As you explore the intricacies of our processes, each sip will reveal the dedication of our artisans, the richness of our terroirs, and the unparalleled quality that only comes from decades of experience.

Join us in celebrating the extraordinary.

Auction Times

2nd May 202413:00 hrs (London)

  • 05:00 hrs Los Angeles, Vancouver
  • 07:00 hrs Des Moines
  • 08:00 hrs New York, Washington, South Carolina, Michigan
  • 13:00 hrs London
  • 14:00 hrs Frankfurt
  • 15:00 hrs Riyadh
  • 16:00 hrs Dubai
  • 17:30 hrs Delhi
  • 20:00 hrs Shanghai
  • 21:00 hrs Taipei
  • 21:00 hrs Tokyo
  • 21:00 hrs Seoul
  • 22:00 hrs Sydney
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All Araku coffees are 100% Arabica, single-origin, certified organic, fair trade and chemical-free.


“This year, the coffees showcase surprising complexity, dimension and delight.

Cupping notes include flavors of whiskey, cabernet, strawberry, caramel, molasses, sweet cream, honey, red fruits, mango and spice.”

Sherri Johns, Head Judge

Season 2024 coffees pay tribute to the unwavering commitment of the artisans who have dedicated their lives to mastering the craft.

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Our Jury

The International Jury 2024 includes:

    • Sherri Johns - HEAD JUDGE, USA
    • Anastasia Shishkina, Plot Coffee - Germany/Ukraine
    • Asada Manato, Times Club - Japan
    • Danny Pang, Sinosea Coffee - Singapore
    • E.Z. Yon, Coffee Lab - USA/Korea
    • Gyeongseon (Lora) Lee, Caffé Gather - Korea
    • Hayato Chikaishi - Japan
    • Jeong Sung Hwa, Foosung HDS Co., Ltd. - Korea
    • Raphael Braune, Supreme - Germany
    • Sadiq Merchant, Amoret Coffee - United Kingdom
    • Shigeru Nakajia, Fukuei Coffee - Japan
    • Silvia Tan, Coffee Stain - Malaysia
    • Sungjun Kim, Foosung HDS Co., Ltd. - Korea

Sample Sets Sold Out

Ordering samples allow you to taste each lot prior to the auction and be ready to bid.

Sample Set Fee: $200

20 Samples / 100 grams each

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Our Experts

Sherri Johns

Head Judge

Sherri is an Authorized SCA Trainer (AST), former Cup of Excellence Head Judge, managing and leading national and international juries in 11 plus countries.

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David Hogg

Chief Agriculture Advisor

David’s expertise lies in curation and application of regenerative principles to the various fields of agriculture and developing protocols for sustainable coffee production.

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