Costa Rica 2022

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

COE Auction: August 11th
NW Auction: August 1st – August 15th

RANK
SCORE
FARM
FARMER
REGION
WEIGHT (kg)
VARIETY
PROCESS
1a
91.08
Luis Ricardo Calderón Madrigal
Los Santos
150
Gesha
Honey
1b
91.08
Luis Ricardo Calderón Madrigal
Los Santos
135
Gesha
Honey
2a
90.06
Johel Monge Naranjo
Los Santos
300
Gesha
Honey
2b
90.06
Johel Monge Naranjo
Los Santos
285
Gesha
Honey
3a
90
John Alvarado Abarca
Perez Zeledon
240
Milenium
Anaeróbico
3b
90
John Alvarado Abarca
Perez Zeledon
240
Milenium
Anaeróbico
4
89.78
Fernando Castro Jimenez
Valle Central
345
Gesha
Anaeróbico
5
89.61
Luis Alberto Monge Ureña
Los Santos
345
Kenia
Honey
6
89.28
Jacob Montero Cordero
Los Santos
210
Gesha
Natural
7
89.22
Juan Diego Hidalgo Umaña
Los Santos
420
Gesha
Washed
8
89.22
ROGER UREÑA HIDALGO
Los Santos
420
Gesha
Natural
9
88.75
Alexis Aguilera González.
Valle Occidental
495
Gesha
Honey
10
88.53
ROGER UREÑA HIDALGO
Los Santos
480
Gesha
Washed
11
88.07
Servicios Cori S.A.
Valle Central
345
SL-28 (Kenia)
Washed
12
88
Oscar Adolfo Monge Ureña
Los Santos
330
Gesha
Honey
13
87.82
HEARTY COFFEE S.A
Valle Occidental
480
Kenia/San Roque
Washed
14
87.76
Fernando Castro Jimenez
Valle Occidental
345
Gesha
Anaeróbico
15
87.75
ALLAN OVIEDO RODRIGUEZ
Valle Occidental
480
Kenia/San Roque
Washed
16
87.74
Luis Roberto Mata Naranjo
Los Santos
450
Gesha
Honey
17
87.71
Jhonny Alvarado Fonseca
Perez Zeledon
480
Catuai
Anaeróbico
18
87.41
San Cristóbal del Llano
Valle Occidental
330
Milenium
Natural
19
87.38
Alejo Castro Kahle
Valle Central
345
San Roque
Anaeróbico
20
87.24
Jiménez y Padilla
Valle Occidental
540
San Roque
Honey
21
87.21
Marlen Barrantes Zuñiga
Valle Occidental
480
San Roque
Natural
22
87.09
Héctor Bonilla Cruz
Los Santos
435
Gesha
Honey
Score
Farm
Farmer
Weight (kg)
Region
Process
Variety
86.82
Manuel Antonio Barrantes Zuñiga
346.72
Valle Occidental
Natural
San Roque
86.76
Edgar Felipe Aguilera Gonzalez
484.4
Valle Occidental
Anaeróbico
San Roque
86.71
Wilfrido Acuña Valverde
483.4
Perez Zeledon
Natural
Villa Sarchí
86.62
Manuel Antonio Barrantes Zuñiga
346.72
Valle Occidental
Natural
San Roque
86.56
Erasmo Aguilera Gonzalez
485.4
Valle Occidental
Anaeróbico
San Roque
86.29
Servicios Cori S.A.
345.32
Valle Central
Natural
San Roque
86.18
Fantasia De Geisha Cr Sociedad Anonima
276.5
Los Santos
Natural
Gesha
85.71
Cesar Manuel Lopez Barrantes
485.56
Valle Occidental
Natural
San Roque
85.68
Marlene Mayela Brenes Morera
484.45
Valle Occidental
Honey
Typica
85.32
Ana Felicia Barrantes Zuñiga
556
Valle Occidental
Washed
San Roque
Role Name Company Country
ACE Head Judge
Ronny Gamez
International Jury
Jamie Djambazov Campos Coffee Australia
International Jury
Lloyd Thom Campos Coffee Australia
International Jury
Hannah Aritniwe Cypher Roastery
United Arab Emirates
International Jury
Jommalyn Angeles Cypher Roastery
United Arab Emirates
International Jury
Levin Paul Partosa Cypher Roastery
United Arab Emirates
International Jury
Milorad Sekulovic Cypher Roastery
United Arab Emirates
International Jury
Sitaram Napit Cypher Roastery
United Arab Emirates
International Jury
Harry Lo Knockbox Coffee Company Hong Kong
International Jury
Patrick Tam Knockbox Coffee Company Hong Kong
International Jury
Charles Fleer La Boheme Cafe s.r.o.
Czech Republic
International Jury
Jakub Hartl La Boheme Cafe s.r.o.
Czech Republic
International Jury
Miyoko Watanabe Maruyama Coffee Co., Ltd. Japan
International Jury
Wakana Kimura Maruyama Coffee Co., Ltd. Japan
International Jury
 Krude Lin TCL & Haru Taiwan
International Jury
Anderson Wong TCL & Haru Taiwan
International Jury
Eleanor Wu TCL & Haru Taiwan
International Jury
Min-Kai Chan TCL & Haru Taiwan
International Jury
Leonel Seo Costa Rica
International Jury
Lucas Badilla Costa Rica
Name
Company
Kattia Morales
Grupo Agroindustrial Numar
Lucas Badilla
Marespi
Erasmo Arrieta
La Ciencia del Sabor
Federico Rojas
Independiente
Adrián Ramírez
Independiente
Leonel Seo
J&B Café Internacional
Pablo Araya
Beneficio La Eva
Esdras Vega
ICAFE
Dennis Serrano
ICAFE

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.

Sponsors:

  • ICAFE
  • Yara Costa Rica
  • Grupo Financiero BCT
  • J&B Café International
  • The Coffee Source
  • COFFEE EXPERTS
  • PANAMERICAN COFFEE TRADING
  • SMS Specialty Coffee
  • Exclusive Coffees
  • Oxcart Coffees
  • Grainpro Costa Rica

Supporters:

  • Faciteck
  • Coopronaranjo R.L
  • Coopevictoria R.L
  • ECOTACT
  • Black Gold
  • Plastico Tico
  • CORICAFE

*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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