Guatemala 2020

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

  • Preselection stage:  April 27th – May 1st with the 10 National Judges in Guatemala City, Guatemala with Eduardo Ambrocio as head judge.
  • National stage:  May 18th – 22nd with the 8 National Judges in Guatemala City, Guatemala with Eduardo Ambrocio as head judge.
  • International stage:  Completed on different dates with the judges Kentaro Maruyama, Miyoko Watanabe, Shinji Sekine, Keita Matsumoto, Yunson Lee, Minseon Kim, Will Young, Adam Matheson, Thomas Pulpan, Synove Neseon, Erin Wang, Alex Pond, Eduardo Ambrocio, Diego del Aguila and Jonathan Lopez 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 a 30kg box 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 69 kg GrainPro bags.

COE Auction: July 28th
National Winner Auction: July 20th – August 7th

Rank
Farm
Score
Weight (lbs)
High Bid
Total Value
Company Name
1a
El Socorro
91.06
1b
El Socorro
91.06
2
Mama Cata
89.69
3
La Esperanza
89.04
4
Los Aguacatones
88.94
5
Miramundo
88.92
6
La Reforma Y Anexos
88.77
7
Ponderosa
88.65
8
Antigua El Semillero
88.56
9
La Hermosa
88.5
10
El Platanillo
88.46
11
San Isidro Chacaya
88.46
12
Kalibus La Sierra
88.38
13
El Paraxaj
88.38
14
Montaña Helada
88.37
15
Rosma
88.33
16
La Senda
88.31
17
Kape´Tenango
88.23
18
Teanzul
88.23
19
Rio Dorado
88.15
20
El Zapote Y Anexos
88.13
21
Carmona
87.96
22
El Refugio
87.81
23
Las Macadamias
87.58
24
Isnul
87.58
25
Villaure
87.42
26
Plan De La Vega
87.35
27
Guatalon
87.23
28
Antigua Buena Vista Y Anexos
87.23
29
Palo Blanco
87.19
30
Cascada Encantada
87.12
Score
Farm
Weight (lbs)
High Bid
Total Value
High Bidder(s)
87.04
La Pia
86.85
Sierra Roja
86.69
La Bella Airosa
86.33
Calahute
85.81
El Amate Y Anexos
85.62
San Francisco La Sierra Y Anexos
85.38
Bella Vista
85
El Injertal

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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