Costa Rica 2008

The winning lots are coffees scoring 84 points and above in each cupping by both the National Jury and the Cup of Excellence International Jury. These coffees have each been cupped a minimum of five different times during the cupping process.

Rank Size Farm / CWS Farmer / Representative Region Score
1 15 Importadora Latinamericana Maria Mayela Quesada Rodriguez Lourdes, Cirrí, Naranjo 90.17
2 15 Sin Limites Maribel Barrantes Zuñiga, Katia Barrantes Naranjo, Alajuela 90.00
3 16 La Loma Luís Paulo Bonilla Solis Llano Bonito, León Cortez, San José 89.39
4 15 Ojo de Agua José Cardenas Naranjo, Alajuela 89.31
5 15 Valverde Abarca Emilce Abarca Morales Cedral, Aserrí 89.28
6 50 La Luisa Rodrigo Vargas San Isidro, Alajuela 88.75
7 15 Bella Vista Alexis Padilla Cruz Ceiba Este, Acosta 88.56
8 20 La Montaña Roger Calderòn Fallas Palmichal, Acosta 88.08
9 15 Parritilla Luís Alberto Monge, Oscar Adolfo Monge Parritilla, La Legua de Aserrí, San José 87.86
10 29 Las Nubes Alexis Madrigal Monge, Miguel Ureña Fallas, María Ureña Zuñiga Santa María de Dota, San José 87.81
11 15 Finca San Isidro José Manuel Mora Gamboa San Isidro, San Ramón, Alajuela 86.67
12 42 Amapola Alvaro Rojas Solis, Olman Aguilera Chavez Barranca, Zarcero, Alajuela 86.64
13 15 El Alto Rose Marie Falla Duran Cedral, Aserri 86.64
14 15 Lourdes Manuel Barrantes Zuñiga Lourdes, Naranjo, Alajuela 86.58
15 15 Mirella Francisca Cubillo Salas Sabanilla de Alajuela, Valle Central 86.56
16 15 Santa Lucia Ricardo Perez Barrantes, Hnos Rodriguez Villalobos Llano Bonito, Naranjo and Zarcero, Alajuela 86.17
17 15 La Planada Arnoldo Barrantes Zuñiga, Leonor Barrantes Zuñiga Lourdes, Naranjo, Alajuela 86.14
18 15 El Higueron Maria Elena Barrantes, Marlen Barrantes Zuñiga, Ania María Barrantes Zuñiga Lourdes, Naranjo, Alajuela 85.94
19 15 El Portillo SALACA S.A. La Trocha, Barranca, Naranjo, Alajuela 85.83
20 15 Los Lobos Haciendo Rio Jorco Cedral, Aserrí, San José 85.67
21 30 El Socorro Luís Eduardo Campos, Victor Montero Mora San Rafael, Alajuela 85.39
22 15 El Beneficio Hector Bonilla Cruz El Rodeo, Tarrazú, San José 85.19
23 15 Finca Santa Lucia Marcela Núñez Rojas, Alessia Mena Castro Quebradas, Palmares, Alajuela 85.14
24 15 La Peña Rodolfo Rivera Rodriguez Santa Cruz, León Cortez 85.08
25 37 Frailes Arriba Ismael Navarro, Carlos Fernandez Morera San Rafael, San Ramón, Alajuela 84.86
26 25 Vara Blanca Coopedora R.L., Evarista Madrigal Ureña, Alberto Chacon Agüero Santa María de Dota, San José 84.78
27 20 Santa Rosa Arriba Cristian Vargas Salazar Santa Rosa, León Cortez 84.72
28 15 La Unión Maria Elena Camacho Concepción, San Rafael, Heredia 84.61
29 40 Sociedad Gamboa Guido Gamboa Frailes, Alajuela 84.56
30 20 San Marcos Giovanni Rodríguez Fallas, Marco Hernandez Fallas, Efrain Zamora Navarro Santa María de Dota, San José 84.53
Name Country Company
Head Judge
Paul Songer USA ACE
Asia
Sunalini Menon India Coffee Lab
Eiji Inoue Japan Wataru & Co. Ltd.
Keishin Haneda Japan Haneda Coffee
Tatsuya Inoue Japan Voila Coffee
Yoshihito Nagai Japan Marubeni Corp
Yuko Itoi Japan Times Club, C-COOP
Europe
Morten Aarnaes Norway Kaffebrenneriet AS
Anne Lunell Sweden Koppi
AJ Kinnell UK Monmouth Coffee
North America
Duane Sorenson USA Stumptown Coffee
Katie Garvey USA Hubbard & Cravens
Lori Billups USA Zoka Coffee Roaster
Marie Franklin USA Portland Roasting
Vincent Iatesta USA Caffé Pronto Coffee Roastery
Linda Smithers USA Daterra Coffee
Becky McKinnon Canada Timothy’s Coffee
Central America
Christian Schaps Guatemala Mercanta The Coffee Hunters
Observers
Marc Schonland USA ACE
David Browning USA Technoserve
Lot # Winning Farm / CWS Lot Size High Bid Total Value High Bidder(s)
1 Importadora Latinamericana 15 $15.10/lb $34,454.94 Wataru for C&C
2 Sin Limites 15 $15.10/lb $34,454.94 Mercanta The Coffee Hunters for Monmouth Coffee Company UK, Cafes El Magnifico Spain, and Cafes Meo France
3 La Loma 16 $12.10/lb $29,450.23 Mercanta The Coffee Hunters for Fortnum and Mason UK and Den Gyldne Bonne Norway
4 Ojo de Agua 15 $10.15/lb $23,160.11 Maruyama Coffee for Mikatajuku group, Haneda Coffee, Voila Coffee, Orsir Coffee
5 Valverde Abarca 15 $6.30/lb $14,375.24 TIME’S CLUB for C-COOP
6 La Luisa 50 $4.20/lb $31,944.98 Kaffebrenneriet as
7 Bella Vista 15 $5.25/lb $11,979.37 TOA COFFEE Co.,Ltd.
8 La Montaña 20 $5.30/lb $16,124.61 Kyokuto Fadie Corporation
9 Parritilla 15 $5.40/lb $12,321.64 SUPREMO Kaffeeroesterei in Unterhaching
10 Las Nubes 29 $4.35/lb $19,189.81 Kaffebrenneriet as
11 Finca San Isidro 15 $4.65/lb $10,610.30 Nippon Coffee Trading for Doi Coffee
12 Amapola 42 $3.66/lb $23,383.73 Kaffebrenneriet as
13 El Alto 15 $4.65/lb $10,610.30 Coffee Bean International, Inc.
14 Lourdes 15 $4.20/lb $9,583.49 Wataru & Co., Ltd.
15 Mirella 15 $5.05/lb $11,523.01 SUPREMO Kaffeeroesterei in Unterhaching
16 Santa Lucia 15 $5.35/lb $12,207.55 Sweet Maria’s Coffee
17 La Planada 15 $4.06/lb $9,264.04 Gabee Yang Co., Ltd
18 El Higueron 15 $4.00/lb $9,127.14 Wataru & Co., Ltd.
19 El Portillo 15 $4.05/lb $9,241.23 Mercanta The Coffee Hunters for Has Bean UK, Square Mile Coffee Roasters UK, Eenhoorn Netherlands, Golden Coffee Box Netherlands, Sviezia Kava Lithuania, Two Day Coffee Roasters UK, Kaffeespezialitaet Austria
20 Los Lobos 15 $4.00/lb $9,127.14 Wataru & Co., Ltd.
21 El Socorro 30 $4.11/lb $18,756.27 Nippon Coffee Trading for Doi Coffee
22 El Beneficio 15 $5.00/lb $11,408.92 Kyokuto Fadie Corporation
23 Finca Santa Lucia 15 $4.05/lb $9,241.23 MOKKA SPECIALITY COFFEE
24 La Peña 15 $4.15/lb $9,469.41 Wataru & Co., Ltd.
25 Frailes Arriba 37 $3.05/lb $17,166.62 KATOCOFFEE Inc.
26 Vara Blanca 25 $5.75/lb $21,867.10 Andronicas world of coffee at Harrods
27 Santa Rosa Arriba 20 $3.00/lb $9,127.14 GBT & Jubean
28 La Unión 15 $5.10/lb $11,637.10 Wataru for Art Coffee
29 Sociedad Gamboa 40 $2.75/lb $16,733.09 KATOCOFFEE Inc.
30 San Marcos 20 $2.95/lb $8,975.02 SUPREMO Kaffeeroesterei in Unterhaching
Stats: 614 -/lb $476,515.70
Lot # Winning Farm / CWS Total Value Auction Commission
1 Importadora Latinamericana $34,454.94
2 Sin Limites $34,454.94
3 La Loma $29,450.23
4 Ojo de Agua $23,160.11
5 Valverde Abarca $14,375.24
6 La Luisa $31,944.98
7 Bella Vista $11,979.37
8 La Montaña $16,124.61
9 Parritilla $12,321.64
10 Las Nubes $19,189.81
11 Finca San Isidro $10,610.30
12 Amapola $23,383.73
13 El Alto $10,610.30
14 Lourdes $9,583.49
15 Mirella $11,523.01
16 Santa Lucia $12,207.55
17 La Planada $9,264.04
18 El Higueron $9,127.14
19 El Portillo $9,241.23
20 Los Lobos $9,127.14
21 El Socorro $18,756.27
22 El Beneficio $11,408.92
23 Finca Santa Lucia $9,241.23
24 La Peña $9,469.41
25 Frailes Arriba $17,166.62
26 Vara Blanca $21,867.10
27 Santa Rosa Arriba $9,127.14
28 La Unión $11,637.10
29 Sociedad Gamboa $16,733.09
30 San Marcos $8,975.02
Stats: $476,515.70 $
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