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Private Collection Auction with

Ngorongoro Coffee Group

Tanzanian Specialty Coffee

This auction will be held Tuesday February 2, 2021

The Alliance for Coffee Excellence, in partnership with Portland Global Initiatives and the Ngorongoro Coffee Group are pleased to announce the 2021 Tanzania Ngorongoro Private Collection Auction. There will be a total of 6 producers who will offer nearly 40 lots for evaluation from the Ngorongoro region. The Ngorongoro Coffee Group has been producing the Cupping at the Crater since 2012 to encourage the regions farms to communicate and share knowledge and varieties to produce some of the most amazing coffees possible. The group shares knowledge on processing options and has over 18 known varieties in production.

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Auctioned Coffees

Rank
Score
Farm
GRADE
VARIETAL
PROCESS
KILOS
1
90.31
Acacia Hills Coffee
PB
Gesha
Washed
96
2
89.92
Acacia Hills Coffee
AA
Gesha
Washed
251
3
89.46
Ngila Estate
AA
Kent
Washed
533
4
89.23
Acacia Hills Coffee
AB
Gesha
Natural
68
5
89.1
Ngila Estate
AA
Kent
Honey
533
6
88.42
Acacia Hills Coffee
AA
Gesha
Natural
69
7
88.21
Ngila Estate
AA/AB/PB
Kent
Barrique
26
8
87.77
Ngila Estate
AA
Kent
Natural
137
9
87.63
Acacia Hills Coffee
AA
Gesha
Honey
611
10
87.25
Acacia Hills Coffee
PB
Gesha
Honey
211
11
87.21
Finagro
Above Screen 14
SL 28
Full Cherry Masceration
12.5
12
87.19
Acacia Hills Coffee
AB
Gesha
Washed
251
13
87.17
Ngila Estate
AA
SL28N Block Ndege
Washed
533
14
87.15
Acacia Hills Coffee
AB
Gesha
Honey
251
15
87.02
Tembo Tembo
AB
Kent’Kati’
Washed
611
16
86.98
Ngila Estate
AA
Kent Block 1
Washed
175
17
86.81
Tembo Tembo
15+ Screen
Kent
Honey
671
18
86.71
Ngila Estate
AA/AB/PB
Gesha
Washed
31
19
86.6
Ngila Estate
AA
Bourbon/Kent
Washed
533
20
86
Ngila Estate
AA/AB/PB
Kent Block 4D2
Washed
63
21
85.9
Finagro
Above Screen 14
Batian
Fully Washed
108
22
85.79
Finagro
Above Screen 14
Batian
Fully Washed
499
23
85.67
Finagro
Above Screen 14
Batian
Full Cherry Masceration
197
24
85.65
Finagro
Above Screen 14
Kent/ Bourbon
Full Cherry Masceration
40
25
85.46
Tembo Tembo
AA
Kent’Kati’
Washed
611
26
85.33
Acacia Hills Coffee
AA
Pacamara
Washed
369
27
85.31
Shangrila
Apenrade
Washed
653

Coffee Selection Process

These coffees will be evaluated and scored by our Global Coffee Centers (GCCs) around the world. There will be a total of 6 producers who will offer nearly 40 lots for evaluation from the Ngorongoro region. 

International Jury Members

Role
Name
Company
Country
Juror
Alex Pond
Alliance for Coffee Excellence
United States
Juror
Darrin Daniel
Alliance for Coffee Excellence
United States
Juror
Carlo Grenci
Caffe Salimbine
Italy
Juror
Lloyd Thom
Campos Coffee
Australia
Juror
Will Young
Campos Coffee
Australia
Juror
Jommalyn Angeles
Cypher Roastery
United Arab Emirates
Observer
Levin C
Cypher Roastery
United Arab Emirates
Juror
Milorad Sekulovic
Cypher Roastery
United Arab Emirates
Juror
Mohamad Merhi
Cypher Roastery
United Arab Emirates
Observer
Sitaram Napit
Cypher Roastery
United Arab Emirates
Observer
Zach Rivera
Cypher Roastery
United Arab Emirates
Observer
Talon Wood
Independent Observer
United States
Juror
Philip Schluter
Olam Specialty Coffee
United Kingdom
Juror
Atin Lee
Orsir Coffee
Taiwan
Juror
Joe Hsu
Orsir Coffee
Taiwan
Juror
Magen (Mei-Chuan) Lee
Orsir Coffee
Taiwan
Juror
PAUL SONGER
Songer & Associates
United States
Juror
Bernd Braune
Supremo Kaffee
Germany
Juror
Denes Rajmond
Supremo Kaffee
Germany
Juror
Jana Eliker
Supremo Kaffee
Germany
Juror
Merouane Chachoua
Supremo Kaffee
Germany
Juror
Raphael Braune
Supremo Kaffee
Germany
Juror
Abdulaziz Almanea
Varietal Specialty Coffee
Saudi Arabia
Juror
Ammar Alnasser
Varietal Specialty Coffee
Saudi Arabia
Juror
Muath Albarrak
Varietal Specialty Coffee
Saudi Arabia

By pinpointing exceptional producers with the Private Collection program, ACE will curate auctions with organizations and farmers who best exemplify ACE’s standards with its Cup of Excellence programming and hopes to expand its reach with these curated auctions. 

To learn more about being on this jury, membership, and access to the Private Collection auctions, please reach out to ACE at [email protected]

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