Ethiopia 2020

Cup of Excellence competition: Due to COVID-19 the Cup of Excellence Ethiopia competition was completed in the following way:

  • Preselection stage: February 17th – 28th with the 16 National Judges and the head judge in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with Paul Songer as the head judge and John Thompson as a supporting head judge
  • National stage: April 6th – 10th with the judges Paul Songer, Ricky Dyson and Darrin Daniel in Portland, Oregon, USA with Paul Songer as the head judge
  • International stage: Completed on different dates with the judges Paul Songer, Silvio Leite, Erwin Mierisch, Eduardo Ambrocio, Edwin Ambrocio, John Thompson, 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. The coffee is packaged in 69kg hermetic bags.

COE auction: June 25th, 2020
NW auction: June 22nd – 26th, 2020

Rank
Farm
Weight (lbs.)
High Bid
Total Value
Company Name
1a
Niguse Gemeda Mude
595.25
$185.10
$110,180.78
Maruyama Coffee, Saza Coffee, Cometeer, Goodboybob Coffee, Difference Coffee, Harrods, Orsir Coffee(Taiwan)
1b
Niguse Gemeda Mude
595.25
$185.10
$110,180.78
Sarutahiko Coffee Inc.
2a
Rumudamo Coffee Industry Trade PLC
959.01
$108.00
$103,573.08
Intelligentsia Coffee (USA), Coffee Collective (Denmark), Single O (Australia), La Boheme Cafe (Czech Republic), Upstream Imports/ Reverence/ Sprociety (Australia ), Dutch Barista Coffee (Holland), Beanbox (USA), Songdo Coffee (South Korea), Pebble Coffee (Taiwan), Simple Kaffa (Taiwan), Kakalove (Taiwan)
2b
Rumudamo Coffee Industry Trade PLC
925.94
$107.10
$99,168.17
Maruyama Coffee, Snow Beans Coffee, Cometeer, George Howell Coffee, Puff Coffee, BLESSBEAN CO. LTD (South Korea)
3a
RumuDamo PLC
959.01
$47.16
$45,226.91
Kyokuto Fadie Corporation & ARAB COFFEE CO., LTD.
3b
RumuDamo PLC
925.94
$49.10
$45,463.65
Orsir Coffee(Taiwan), TRN(Taiwan Roasters Network)
4
Birhanu Teklu Meribo
1322.77
$40.40
$53,439.91
Time’s Club, Coffee Libre, Valley Coffee(China), 396CoffeeCompany, El Cafe Coffee Roasters, Coffee Montage, MUSEO Co.,LTD, liike coffee, Cygnus Coffee, ABRI COFFEE FACTORY
5
Gare Ware Jilo
2182.57
$21.00
$45,833.97
ONYX COFFEE LAB
6
Eshetu Mergiya Teklegiorgis
2248.71
$19.52
$43,894.82
Artisan Roast Ltd (Scotland), Gold Box Roastery, Elbgold Röstkaffee GmbH, Upstream Coffee Imports
7
Assefa Dukamo Korma
1818.81
$23.10
$42,014.51
M.I. Coffee Corporation
8
RumuDamo PLC
1752.67
$35.10
$61,518.72
BLESSBEAN CO. LTD & 1KG COFFEE
9
Kemer Ibrahim Usman
2116.44
$18.21
$38,540.37
Sulalat Coffee Trading
10
Tadele Demise Tola
2149.5
$19.30
$41,485.35
Wataru for COFFEE TONYA
11
Nareware Chemba
1951.09
$25.60
$49,947.90
Sulalat Coffee Trading
12
Testi Trading Plc
429.9
$66.60
$28,631.34
SHANGHAI BOJIN TRADING CO., LTD. / BLACK GOLD COFFEE CO., LTD. / OKLAO SPECIALTY COFFEE
13
Shiferaw Kursu
562.18
$39.60
$22,262.33
Bigblackbox
14
Buku Sayisa coffee plc
2017.23
$16.40
$33,082.57
Maruyama Coffee Co., Ltd.
15
Teklye Bogale Weldemariam
2248.71
$17.70
$39,802.17
Sulalat Coffee Trading
16
Abdulkaf Teyib Kedir
2447.13
$14.20
$34,749.25
Parisi Artisan Coffee / Paris Brothers
17
Bekele Ado Tero
2215.64
$17.50
$38,773.70
Kyokuto Fadie Corporation & ARAB COFFEE CO., LTD
18
Tagel Alemayehu Aferu
462.97
$27.40
$12,685.38
Sucafina Specialty for Colture
19
Gemeda Elias Dube
2281.78
$12.60
$28,750.43
Mercanta The Coffee Hunters UK and Singapore with Carvetii (England) Colonna (England) Dark Woods (England) Dear Green (Scotland) Emirati (Dubai) Has Bean (England) Micro Roastery (England) Origin (South Africa) Origo (Romania) Silver Oak Coffee (England)
20
Chal COOP Naannoo
694.46
$19.40
$13,472.52
Sc Origo Roastery Srl
21
Boledu Industrial PLC
2116.44
$21.40
$45,291.82
Sulalat Coffee Trading
22
Adem Baneta Sute
2447.13
$13.60
$33,280.97
Fisher Coffee / M2M Coffee Roasters / KITCHAROEN N / Fisheye Cafe / June’s Garden Coffee / Small Arms Big Heart / QianJie Coffee / OAS Roaster / Latorre & Dutch Coffee (China)
23
Fisa Dike Bare
2149.5
$12.30
$26,438.85
Wataru & Co., Ltd.
24
Gemeda Elias Dube
2215.64
$12.40
$27,473.94
Sarutahiko Coffee Inc.
25
Kassahun Jebo Kurso
826.73
$20.30
$16,782.62
THE COFFEE LAB
26
Omar Ali Shiferaw (Tracon trading plc)
529.11
$25.00
$13,227.75
BLESSBEAN CO. LTD & 1KG COFFEE
27
Seli Gelgelu Bare
959.01
$18.10
$17,358.08
Sulalat Coffee Trading
28
Kassim Kero Bati
2314.85
$11.30
$26,157.81
Wataru & Co., Ltd.
Totals:
47,421.37lbs
$28.44/lb
$1,348,690.45
Score
Farmer / Organization
Weight (kg)
High Bid
Total Value
High Bidder(s)
86.86
Kebede Godo Loni
270
$9.70/lb
$5,773.93
Brulerie du Quai
86.75
Yohannes Degoma Gumi
990
$8.50/lb
$18,551.85
Sarutahiko Coffee Inc.
86.5
Alemayehu Tilahun Butucho
765
$9.30/lb
$15,684.73
Kafema
85.93
Abiot Boru Gubana
915
$7.70/lb
$15,532.67
Wataru & Co., Ltd.
85.79
Sibu Coffee Exporters
930
$7.90/lb
$16,197.37
FIKA FIKA CAFE CORPORATION
85.79
Tamerat Edema Basaye
915
$7.80/lb
$15,734.39
Buon Caffe, 墨咖啡, Linking Coffee Co., Ltd.
85.79
Mulugeta Tsege Beraso
285
$10.50/lb
$6,597.36
FIKA FIKA CAFE CORPORATION
85.71
Layo Hibret Sera Mahber
750
$8.10/lb
$13,393.11
Takao (Coffee bullet JackyLai/Artigiano /Lino coffee Roastery /Bu Cafe/Coffee Drink), Buon Caffe, Linking Coffee Co., Ltd.
85.57
Mengestu Demese Beraso
495
$10.00/lb
$10,912.90
rozam
85.5
Snap Trading and Industry PLC
1140
$7.60/lb
$19,100.85
Latorre & Dutch Coffee Traders
85.39
Yidnekachew Selshi Alemu
960
$8.60/lb
$18,201.38
KEFFA COFFEE LLC
$8.39/lb
$155,680.54

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

Rank
Farm
Total Value
Commissions
1a
Niguse Gemeda Mude
$110,180.78
$27,068.99
1b
Niguse Gemeda Mude
$110,180.78
$27,068.99
2a
Rumudamo Coffee Industry Trade PLC
$103,573.08
$25,126.06
2b
Rumudamo Coffee Industry Trade PLC
$99,168.17
$24,051.29
3a
RumuDamo PLC
$45,226.91
$10,539.52
3b
RumuDamo PLC
$45,463.65
$10,625.16
4
Birhanu Teklu Meribo
$53,439.91
$12,301.76
5
Gare Ware Jilo
$45,833.97
$9,712.44
6
Eshetu Mergiya Teklegiorgis
$43,894.82
$9,174.74
7
Assefa Dukamo Korma
$42,014.51
$9,048.58
8
RumuDamo PLC
$61,518.72
$13,977.54
9
Kemer Ibrahim Usman
$38,540.37
$7,941.94
10
Tadele Demise Tola
$41,485.35
$8,651.74
11
Nareware Chemba
$49,947.90
$10,926.10
12
Testi Trading Plc
$28,631.34
$6,813.92
13
Shiferaw Kursu
$22,262.33
$5,115.84
14
Buku Sayisa coffee plc
$33,082.57
$6,656.86
15
Teklye Bogale Weldemariam
$39,802.17
$8,151.57
16
Abdulkaf Teyib Kedir
$34,749.25
$6,729.61
17
Bekele Ado Tero
$38,773.70
$7,920.91
18
Tagel Alemayehu Aferu
$12,685.38
$2,800.97
19
Gemeda Elias Dube
$28,750.43
$5,362.18
20
Chal COOP Naannoo
$13,472.52
$2,812.56
21
Boledu Industrial PLC
$45,291.82
$9,629.80
22
Adem Baneta Sute
$33,280.97
$6,362.54
23
Fisa Dike Bare
$26,438.85
$4,890.11
24
Gemeda Elias Dube
$27,473.94
$5,095.97
25
Kassahun Jebo Kurso
$16,782.62
$3,534.27
26
Omar Ali Shiferaw (Tracon trading plc)
$13,227.75
$2,883.65
27
Seli Gelgelu Bare
$17,358.08
$3,572.31
28
Kassim Kero Bati
$26,157.81
$4,687.57
Totals:
$1,348,690.45
$299,235.52

*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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