Costa Rica 2020

Cup of Excellence competition: Due to COVID-19 the Cup of Excellence Costa Rica competition was completed in the following way with the designated coffees blindly cupped through the following process:

  • Preselection stage:  May 20th – 23rd with the 9 National Judges in San Jose, Costa Rica with Erwin Mierisch as head judge guide and Victor Cadena as substitute head judge.
  • National stage:  June 2nd – 5th with the 9 National Judges in San Jose, Costa Rica with Erwin Mierisch as head judge guide and Victor Cadena as substitute head judge.
  • International stage:  Completed on different dates with the judges Kentaro Maruyama, Miyoko Watanabe, Shinji Sekine, Mitsunori Shono, Yunson Lee, Minseon Kim, Will Young, Adam Matheson, Thomas Pulpan, Synove Neseon, Darrin Daniel, Erin Wang and Alex Pond in their respective labs around the globe.

Cup of Excellence auction: The winning lots are the top 30 coffees that scored above an 87 by the Cup of Excellence International Jury. These coffees have each been cupped a minimum of five different times during the cupping process. The coffee is packaged in 30kg boxes containing two 15kg vacuum-packed bags.

National Winners auction: The National Winner lots are coffees scoring 85+ points during the International Week by the Cup of Excellence International Jury. These coffees have each been cupped a minimum of five different times during the cupping process.

COE Auction: August 5th
NW Auction: August 3rd – 21st

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Rank
Farm
Score
Weight (lbs)
High Bid
Total Value
Company Name
1a
Don Mayo La Loma
90.27
396.83
$66.90
$26,547.93
Maruyama Coffee, Thoth Coffee, Cometeer, Mesh Coffee, Snow Beans Coffee, Orsir Coffee( Taiwan)
1b
Don Mayo La Loma
90.27
396.83
$70.10
$27,817.78
 Fisher Coffee / 北京六月花园咖啡 / MANNER COFFEE (China) / Seng Pan Coffee International Ltd.誠品咖啡 / Taster’s Coffee / 广州犀咖烘焙有限公司 / 领地 La Finca / 弥翼 / Latorre & Dutch Coffee (China)
2a
El Cedro
90.14
462.97
$45.20
$20,926.24
Kyokuto Fadie Corporation
2b
El Cedro
90.14
462.97
$45.20
$20,926.24
Hisashi Yamamoto Coffee INC. (Unir)
3
Don Cayito
89.55
1,058.21
$35.20
$37,248.99
MUSEO Co., Ltd. // Songdo Coffee // ABRI COFFEE FACTORY // Marty’s Coffee // TXT Coffee (.txt) // Cygnus Coffee // liike coffee
4
FCJ Volcan Azul El Cedro
89.18
793.66
$32.00
$25,397.10
ONYX COFFEE LAB
5
Santa Teresa
89.14
925.93
$25.10
$23,240.84
Terarosa (Haksan Co. Ltd)
6
Finca Ines
88.66
992.07
$22.10
$21,924.75
Curve Specialty coffee Roastery
7
Emanuel
88.59
925.93
$19.10
$17,685.26
Campos Coffee
8
Finca Tacacal
88.57
1,388.90
$16.10
$22,361.29
THE DRIP CO., LTD. / AG COFFEE / RYANS COFFEE ROASTERS / KONGGAGE COFFEE
9
Agua y Manto
88.55
661.38
$20.11
$13,300.35
Sarutahiko Coffee Inc.
10
La Isla
88.5
1,190.48
$16.20
$19,285.78
Kaffebrenneriet As
11
Finca Licho
88.23
1,058.21
$15.00
$15,873.15
Blooms Ltd
12
Volcan Azul Cipresal
88
793.66
$25.60
$20,317.70
Sulalat Coffee Trading
13
Finca Dagoberto
87.95
760.59
$19.90
$15,135.74
Terarosa (Haksan Co. Ltd)
14
Sin Limites
87.86
793.66
$19.20
$15,238.27
Tri-Up Coffee, Taster’s Coffee 饕選咖啡, Good Cup Coffee
15
Quebrada Grande
87.82
925.93
$17.10
$15,833.40
AL QAHWA AL ARABIAH
16
Finca La Ladera
87.77
1,058.21
$15.10
$15,978.97
Bohemian (An-am), ESCUDO Coffee
17
Finca Chispita
87.73
1,058.21
$15.20
$16,084.79
Wataru & Co., Ltd.
18
Doña Clemencia
87.64
1,058.21
$17.00
$17,989.57
Camel Step Roasters
19
Los Manantiales
87.59
1,058.21
$15.10
$15,978.97
Kyokuto Fadie Corporation
20
La Cumbre
87.5
1,058.21
$14.10
$14,920.76
Wataru & Co., Ltd.
21
Don Jose
87.36
1,058.21
$15.20
$16,084.79
澳帝焙咖啡 / 李想咖啡 / GO TO COFFEE / Small Arms Big Heart 有容乃大 / TURNING POINT coffee roastry / Latorre & Dutch Coffee (China)
22
Don Mayo Bellavista
87.32
859.79
$26.20
$22,526.50
Camel Step Roasters
23
Hacienda Colima
87.32
793.66
$18.00
$14,285.88
Curve Specialty coffee Roastery
24
La Mesa
87.25
793.66
$20.10
$15,952.57
Wataru for Nozy Coffee
25
La Cuesta – Finca Zapote
87.23
1,256.62
$14.60
$18,346.65
Wataru & Co., Ltd.
26
Hacienda Colima Alto
87.05
793.66
$15.20
$12,063.63
COFFEE ERA TRADING
Totals:
24,834.86
$21.71/lb
$539,273.91
Score
Farm
Weight (lbs)
High Bid
Total Value
High Bidder(s)
86.73
Finca Toño
1,381.19
86.55
Finca Flor del Café
1,075.41
86.5
La Cruz – El Encino
1,079.38
86.41
La Cruz-El Pino
1,521.19
86.27
Rivense – Los Cipreses
1,130.09
86.27
El Bosque
751.33
85.82
El Pacayal
1,521.19
85.77
Sol Naciente
772.5

The Organizing Country Commissions is the commission that goes to the in country partner host organization to pay for operational expenses of hosting the event.

Rank
Farm
Total Value
Commissions
1a
Don Mayo La Loma
$26,547.93
$6,319.52
1b
Don Mayo La Loma
$27,817.78
$6,636.98
2a
El Cedro
$20,926.24
$4,861.18
2b
El Cedro
$20,926.24
$4,861.18
3
Don Cayito
$37,248.99
$8,465.68
4
FCJ Volcan Azul El Cedro
$25,397.10
$5,714.35
5
Santa Teresa
$23,240.84
$5,069.47
6
Finca Ines
$21,924.75
$4,687.53
7
Emanuel
$17,685.26
$3,680.57
8
Finca Tacacal
$22,361.29
$4,479.20
9
Agua y Manto
$13,300.35
$2,795.98
10
La Isla
$19,285.78
$3,869.06
11
Finca Licho
$15,873.15
$3,121.72
12
Volcan Azul Cipresal
$20,317.70
$4,444.50
13
Finca Dagoberto
$15,135.74
$3,175.46
14
Sin Limites
$15,238.27
$3,174.64
15
Quebrada Grande
$15,833.40
$3,217.61
16
Finca La Ladera
$15,978.97
$3,148.17
17
Finca Chispita
$16,084.79
$3,174.63
18
Doña Clemencia
$17,989.57
$3,650.82
19
Los Manantiales
$15,978.97
$3,148.17
20
La Cumbre
$14,920.76
$2,883.62
21
Don Jose
$16,084.79
$3,174.63
22
Don Mayo Bellavista
$22,526.50
$4,943.79
23
Hacienda Colima
$14,285.88
$2,936.54
24
La Mesa
$15,952.57
$3,353.21
25
La Cuesta – Finca Zapote
$18,346.65
$3,581.37
26
Hacienda Colima Alto
$12,063.63
$2,380.98
$539,273.91
$114,950.59

*The winning coffees have been selected and scored in blind cuppings. The winning farm and the specific coffee lot information is submitted by each farmer and is not known to the public until the awards ceremony.  ACE assumes the farm information is correct and up to date but is not responsible should some information change before or after the auction.   Bidders should assess the value of each coffee based on quality in the cup and its appropriateness for their company. Farm information is for educational purposes only but can be used to help sell the winning coffees.

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