El Salvador 2024

Cup of Excellence: El Salvador Cup of Excellence 2024 is made up of three distinct categories: the *Traditional Washed & Honey Processes; the **Traditional Natural Processes; and the ***Experimental Category. The Cup of Excellence recognizes the top 10 coffees of each category that have been deemed exceptional by our International Jury, each scoring 87 and above and undergoing a minimum of five distinct cupping sessions. Coffees are packaged in 30kg boxes, each 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

International Jury Week: May 20-24, 2024
COE Auction: July 18, 2024
NW Auction: July 15-19, 2024

*Traditional Washed & Honey Processes: This category encompasses lots processed through both the washed and honey methods, showcasing the diversity of flavors derived from these distinct processing techniques. Producers employ meticulous washing for the washed lots, emphasizing clarity and acidity, while the honey-processed lots retain some mucilage for a sweeter, more complex flavor profile, offering judges a broad spectrum of coffee experiences to evaluate.

**Traditional Natural Processes: Lots included in this category exclusively feature coffees processed through the natural method, where cherries are dried with their fruit intact before being hulled. This category highlights the rich, fruity flavors and heavy body characteristic of natural-processed coffees, providing judges with a unique tasting experience focused on the distinct profiles achieved through this processing technique.

***Experimental: Washed, honey, naturals processes that are differentiated from the traditional processing methods and/or have undergone an innovation at a stage of preparing the lot. Done with the purpose of developing complex or exotic flavors and
aromas in a cup, produced in a biochemically natural way.

Washed + Honey

RANK
SCORE
FARM / CWS
FARMER / REPRESENTATIVE
PROCESS
VARIETY
REGION
WEIGHT (Kg)
1
92.00
Ismael  Recinos Flores
Honey
Pacamara
Alotepec-Metapan
625
2
91.02
David  Velasquez Gomez
Lavado
Geisha
Apaneca-Ilamatepec
370
3
90.09
Rolando Melvi Huezo Escobar
Honey
Pacamara
Alotepec-Metapan
488
4
89.50
Francisco Alexander Ochoa Romero
Honey
Pacamara
Alotepec-Metapan
219
5
89.18
Jose Elias Escobar Romero, S.A De C.V.
Honey
Pacamara
El Balsamo-Quezaltepeque
327
6
88.05

[w]  Terra Unlimited. S.A. De C.V.

Lavado
Pacamara
Apaneca-Ilamatepec
221
7
87.77
Monserrate, S.A. De C.V.
Lavado
Geisha
Apaneca-Ilamatepec
191
8
87.14
Roberto Samuel Ulloa Rusconi
Honey
Geisha
Apaneca-Ilamatepec
498

Natural

RANK
SCORE
FARM / CWS
FARMER / REPRESENTATIVE
PROCESS
VARIETY
REGION
WEIGHT (Kg)
1
   91.80
Henri Milton Morales Umaña
Natural
Geisha
Alotepec-Metapan
208
2
   91.45
Rafael Gerardo Silva Esteves
Natural
Sl28
Apaneca-Ilamatepec
228
3
   90.43
Tre Inversiones, S.A. De C.V.
Natural
Geisha
Apaneca-Ilamatepec
444
4
   89.34
Jose Octavio Umaña Valdivieso
Natural
Pacamara
Alotepec-Metapan
238
5
   88.95
David  Velasquez Gomez
Natural
Pacamara
Apaneca-Ilamatepec
442
6
   88.30
Roberto Samuel Ulloa Vilanova
Natural
Sl28
Apaneca-Ilamatepec
434
7
   88.30
Monserrate, S.A. De C.V.
Natural
Sl28
Apaneca-Ilamatepec
221
8
   88.14
El Pital Coffee Estate, S.A. De C.V.
Natural
Geisha 50% / Tipica 50%
Alotepec-Metapan
216
9
   87.45
Carlos Mauricio Alberto Escalon Pacas
Natural
Pacamara 50% / Anacafe 50%
Apaneca-Ilamatepec
256
10
   87.27
Carlos Alfredo Mendez Florez Cabezas
Natural
Pacamara
Apaneca-Ilamatepec
335

Experimental

RANK
SCORE
FARM / CWS
FARMER / REPRESENTATIVE
PROCESS
VARIETY
REGION
WEIGHT (Kg)
1
   91.09
Juan Jose Ernesto Menendez Arguello
Natural / Anaerobico
Bourbon 60% / Pacamara 40%
Apaneca-Ilamatepec
272
2
   91.02
Sandra Xiomara Velasquez Moreno
Natural / Maceracion Carbonica
Geisha
Apaneca-Ilamatepec
404
3
   90.45

[w]  Agricafe, S.A. De C.V.

Natural / Anaerobico
Pacamara
Tecapa Chinameca
547
4
   90.23
Los Naranjos Cafe, S.A. De C.V.
Natural / Anaerobico
Geisha
Apaneca-Ilamatepec
450
5
   88.68
Walter Vladimir Pineda Rodriguez
Lavado / Anaerobico
Pacamara
Alotepec-Metapan
357
6
   88.32
Cafescal, S. A. De C. V.
Honey / Anaerobico
Sl28
Apaneca-Ilamatepec
238
7
   88.32

[w]  Rafael Gerardo Silva Esteves

Natural / Maceracion Carbonica
Sl28
Apaneca-Ilamatepec
261
8
   88.20

[w]  Karla Patricia Quiros  De Moises

Natural / Anaerobico
Pacamara
Apaneca-Ilamatepec
244
9
   88.07
Noe Aquiles Chacon Murcia
Lavado / Anaerobico
Pacamara
Alotepec-Metapan
358
10
   88.02
Aserradero Y Venta De Madera El Pinar, S.A. De C-.V.
Lavado / Anaerobico
Geisha
Alotepec-Metapan
211
11
   87.91
Enrique  Mena Gutierrez
Lavado / Anaerobico
Pacamara
Alotepec – Metapan
659
12
   87.75
Hugo Alfonso Pineda Rodriguez
Lavado / Anaerobico
Pacamara
Alotepec-Metapan
362

Washed + Honey

Natural

RANK
SCORE
FARM / CWS
FARMER / REPRESENTATIVE
PROCESS
VARIETY
REGION
WEIGHT (Kg)
NW
   86.95
Sandra Xiomara Velasquez Moreno
Natural
Bourbon
Apaneca-Ilamatepec
477
NW
  85.86

[w]  Inversiones Santonano, S.A. De C.V.

Natural
Sl28
Apaneca-Ilamatepec
307

Experimental

RANK
SCORE
FARM / CWS
FARMER / REPRESENTATIVE
PROCESS
VARIETY
REGION
WEIGHT (Kg)
NW
87.36
Carmen Elena Calderon Sol De Escalon
Honey / Anaerobico
Pacamara
Apaneca-Ilamatepec
555
Name
Surname
Company
Country
Ipsae
Kim
DNU coffee
South Korea
(Joy)  yu chiao
Liu
Joy Coffee & Cacao
Taiwan
Jordan
Dabov
DABOV Specialty Coffee
Bulgaria
Yuki
Nomura
Shrub Coffee
Japan
James
Combs
Combs Coffee
USA
Vasilis
Tartaris
Taresso Artisan Coffee Roasters
Greece
Jonathan
Meadows
Cultivar Coffees
USA
Yuko
Itoi
TIMESCLUB.INC
Japan
Jiyoon
Han
Bean and Bean Coffee
USA
Nara
Byun
Snow Beans Coffee
JAPAN
Angus/ Ihsuan
Ho
StillCoffee
China
Yoshimi
Tane
Shrub Coffee
Japan
Naoto
Yasuda
Wataru & Co., Ltd.
Japan
Yui
Park
Ugly Coffee
New Zealand
DAEHYEON
NAM
PAULSWAYCOFFEE
SOUTH KOREA
SUNG HWAN
KIM
ZIZIQUE COFFEE LAB
SOUTH KOREA
Erwin
Mierisch
COE – Executive Director
USA
Stephen
Vick
COE – Head Judge
USA
Name
Company
Mario Salinas Mojica
Pirómano Coffee
David Enrique Rivera Cartagena
BORGONOVO POHL
Oscar Alberto Machuca
Independiente
Marjorie Canjura
Espressiva
Andreas F Giron Dalmas
Highland Coffee
Alex Botto
Independiente
Francis Rafael López
COOPERATIVA CUZCACHAPA
Josselyn María Albanez González
Santein Café
Manuel Vindel
ISC
Gabriela Flores
Belco
Mario Roberto Martínez Umaña
Propio
Jorge Luis Arevalo Artero
Agrícola San Agustín S.A DE C.V

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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