The 13th Costa Rica Cup of Excellence set two new records: the average price per pound was set at $21.71 (breaking the previous record of $21.69 in 2018), while all 26 lots up for sale received prices above $14/lb.
This year’s Nicaragua Cup of Excellence broke records, with the auction coming to a close with the average price per pound being over $12 USD.
The results of Costa Rica’s Cup of Excellence includes eight winners from a Kenya variety and 10 winners of gesha variety.
Alliance of Coffee Excellence announced the results of El Salvador’s Cup of Excellence, with 22 winning coffees and 11 National Winner coffees, representing five processes and eight varieties.
Alliance of Coffee Excellence announced the winners of this year’s Guatemala Cup of Excellence in a ceremony on YouTube.
The Alliance for Coffee Excellence hosts its “Cupping The Number Ones” on Saturday, December 14, in Portland, Oregon.
After a year of traveling around the world, tasting thousands of coffees, and setting multiple auction records, the Cup of Excellence program culminated in an intimate showcase cupping of all the program’s top-graded coffees from each competing country.
New coffee variety scores 90 points in Nicaragua Cup of Excellence competition.
Alliance for Coffee Excellence trainer, and a head judge for Cup of Excellence with over forty years in the industry.