El Salvador 2020

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

  • Preselection stage:  May 11th – 15th with the 7 National Judges in Santa Tecla, El Salvador with Silvio Leite as head judge guide and Ernesto Velásquez and Manuel Vindel as substitute head judges.
  • National stage:  May 25th – 28th with the 7 National Judges in Santa Tecla, El Salvador with Silvio Leite as head judge guide and Ernesto Velásquez and Manuel Vindel as substitute head judges.
  • International stage:  Completed on different dates with the judges Kentaro Maruyama, Miyoko Watanabe, Mitsunori Shono, Keita Matsumoto, Yunson Lee, Minseon Kim, Lloyd Thom, Adam Matheson, Thomas Pulpan, Synove Neseon, Darrin Daniel, Erin Wang and Alex Pond in their respective labs around the globe.

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 Week 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 69kg hermetic bags.

COE Auction: July 30th
NW Auction: July 27th – August 14th

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Rank
Farm
Score
Weight (lbs)
High Bid
Total Value
Company Name
1a
Divina Providencia
90.31
1b
Divina Providencia
90.31
2
La Bonita
89.91
3
Mileydi
89.53
4
La Pacaya
89.16
5
Los Angeles
89.06
6
El Amel
88.81
7
El Aguila
88.75
8
La Bendicion 2
88.69
9
Benasque
88.69
10
Santa Rosa
88.5
11
Las Palmas
88.38
12
El Derrumbo
88.31
13
La Campanula
87.88
14
Las Duanas
87.75
15
Noruega
87.75
16
Las Ventanas
87.63
17
Roxanita
87.63
18
Las Brumas
87.5
19
El Topacio
87.44
20
San Andres
87.25
21
Don Octavio
87.25
22
Los Pirineos
87.25
Score
Farm
Weight (lbs)
High Bid
Total Value
High Bidder(s)
86.88
La Laguna
86.25
Andalucia
86.13
La Esperanza
85.91
El Ausol
85.89
La Fany
85.81
Don Jaime
85.59
Malacara Lote A
85.55
Santa Josefina
85.36
Puerto Arturo
85.27
Nueva Granada
85.14
Atzumpa

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.

*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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