Bird Rock Coffee Roasters’ Jocylynn Breeland has been selected to be part of the international judging team for Brazil’s Cup of Excellence this January 2014. The Late Harvest competition is one of two Brazil events on the Cup of Excellence calendar that select top coffee micro-lots from Brazil.

Jocylynn Breeland has already successfully participated in the Cup of Excellence program inMexico earlier this year, and the Brazil competition represents Bird Rock Coffee Roasters’ continual commitment to sourcing the world’s best coffee. Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is the first San Diego roastery to be invited to judge at a Cup of Excellence event.

Brazil’s Late Harvest competition is devoted to the discovery of Brazil’s best naturals, which are very clean coffees with a wide range of flavor profiles, sweetness and fruit. The Brazil national jury will have already scored and selected their favorite coffees prior to the arrival of the International judges.