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

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RANK
WEIGHT (kg)
FARMER / ORGANIZATION
ZONE
WOREDA
SCORE
VARIETY
PROCESS
1a
Niguse Gemeda Mude
Sidama
Bura
91.04
74158
Natural
1b
Niguse Gemeda Mude
Sidama
Bura
91.04
74158
Natural
2a
Rumudamo Coffee Industry Trade PLC
Sidama
Arbegona
90.89
74110
Washed
2b
Rumudamo Coffee Industry Trade PLC
Sidama
Arbegona
90.89
74110
Washed
3a
RumuDamo PLC
Sidama
Arbegona
90.25
74110
Washed
3b
RumuDamo PLC
Sidama
Arbegona
90.25
74110
Washed
4
Birhanu Tekelu Meribo
West Arsi
Kokosa
89.86
Typica
Natural
5
Gare Ware Jilo
West Guji
Hara Welabo
89.43
Kurme
Natural
6
Eshetu Mergiya Tekele Gorgis
West Arsi
Nansebo
89.21
Typica
Natural
7
Asefa Dukamo Orma
Sidama
Bonsa
89.21
74158
Natural
8
RumuDamo PLC
Sidama
Arebegona
89.07
74110
Washed
9
Kemer Ibrahim Usman
West Arsi
Nansebo
89
Typica
Natural
10
Tadele Demse Tola
West Arsi
Nansebo
88.89
Typica
Natural
11
Nareware Chemba
Sidama
Bona
88.75
74158
Natural
12
Testi Trading Plc
Sidama
Benra
88.64
74118/74110
Natural Anaerobic
13
Sheferaw Kurse Roba
Gedio
Yirgacheffe
88.57
Kurme
Natural
14
Buku Sayisa coffee plc
Guji
Hanbela
88.43
Typica
Natural
15
Teklye Bogale Weldemariam
West Arsi
Nansebo
88.29
Typica
Natural
16
Abdulkaf Teyib Kedir
West Arsi
Nansebo
88.18
Typica
Natural
17
Bekele Ado Tero
Gedio
Gedeb
87.86
74110
Natural
18
Tagel Alemayehu Aferu
West Guji
Kelcha
87.82
Typica
Natural
19
Gemeda Elias Dube
West Guji
Shakiso
87.79
Kurme
Natural
20
Chal COOP Naannoo
Jimma
Gera
87.71
74110
Natural
21
Boledu Industrial PLC
Gedio
Gedeb
87.64
Dega
Natural Anaerobic
22
Adem Banta Sute
West Arsi
Nansebo
87.64
Typica
Natural
23
Fisa Dike Bare
West Arsi
Nansebo
87.64
Typica
Natural
24
Gemeda Elias Dube
West Guji
Arba Muda
87.43
Kurme
Natural
25
Kassahun Jebo Kurso
Gedio
Yirgacheffe
87.36
Kurme
Natural
26
Omar Ali Shifaw(Tracon trading plc)
Gedio
Yirgacheffe
87.21
Heirloom Typica
Washed
27
Seli Gelgelu Bare
Gedio
Gedeb
87.07
74110
Natural
28
Kassim Kero Bati
West Arsi
Nansebo
87.04
Typica
Natural
Score
Farmer / Organization
Weight (kg)
Zone
Woreda
Process, Variety
High Bid
Total Value
High Bidder(s)
85.79
Sibu Coffee Exporters
West Guji
Hanbeha Womena
Asgori, Natural
86.50
Alemayehu Tilahun Butucho
Gedio
Gedeb
74112, Washed
85.57
Mengestu Demese Beraso
Gedio
Yirgacheffe
Dega, Natural
85.79
Tamerat Edema Basaye
West Guji
Ha/Wamana
74110, Natrual
86.86
Kebede Godo Loni
Gedio
Yirgacheffe
Burume, Natural
85.71
Laye Hibret Sera Mahber
West Guji
Uraga
74178, Washed
85.50
Snap Trading and Industry PLC
Gedio
Gedeb
74112, Washed
86.75
Yohannes Degoma Gumi
Gedio
Gedeb
74112, Natural
85.39
Yidnekachew Selshi Alemu
West Guji
Ha/Wamana
74110, Natural
85.93
Abiot Beru Gubana
West Guji
Ha/Wamana
74110, Natural
85.79
Mulugeta Tsege Beraso
Gedio
Yirgacheffe 02
Kurme, Washed
Role
Name
Lab
Country
International Judge
Paul Songer
Songer Associates Lab
United States
International Judge
Silvio Leite
Agricoffee Lab
Brazil
International Judge
Erwin Mierisch
Pulley Collective Lab
United States
International Judge
Eduardo Ambrocio
Prisma Coffee Origins Lab
Guatemala
International Judge
Edwin Ambrocio
Prisma Coffee Origins Lab
Guatemala
International Judge
John Thompson
Coffee Nexus Lab
Scotland
International Judge
Darrin Daniel
ACE Lab
United States
International Judge
Erin Wang
ACE Lab
United States
International Judge
Alex Pond
ACE Lab
United States
Name
Organization
Ansha Yasin
Coqua Trading
Ashenafi Taddesse
Ethiopian Commodity Exchange
Behailu W/Senbet
STARBUCKS/Representative/
Birehane Tewelde Abera
Ethiopian Commodity Exchange
Degarege Ayalew
Coffee Liquering Unit
Eleni Abebe
Horra Trading
Fikremariam Alemu
Ethiopian Commodity Exchange
G/Medihin Shewayirga
Coffee Quality Inspection and Control Center
Getachew Tibebu
Volcafe Trading House/Representative/
Getahun Kettema
Abebeche Coffee
Haddis Takele
Trabocca BV Trading House/Representative/
Kidist Paulos
Horra Trading
Muluken Bekele
Ethiopian Commodity Exchange
Negussie Weldesenebet
ECX-Keffa
Nuruddis Abdi
Ambasel Trading PLC
Seifedin Workayehu
Coffee Quality Inspection and Control Center
ZelalemTilahun
ECX-Region

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

MOPLACO TRADING PLC

*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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