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Private Collection Auction with

Isla Custom Coffees

Hawaiian Specialty Coffee

This auction will be held in February 18, 2021

After almost a decade of sourcing Hawaiian specialty coffees for clients, Isla Custom Coffees has a deep network of farmers throughout the islands — and a track record of developing top-scoring beans in domestic and international cupping competitions. For this auction, Isla is working with about 15 of its best producers, including winners in the Roaster’s Guild Coffees of the Year Competitions (COTY), the Hawaii Coffee Association’s cupping competitions, and the Kona Coffee Festival Cupping Competitions. The expected result: about 15-20 auction lots grown in the Kona, Ka‘u, and Oahu regions. Featured varieties are Maragogype, SL34, Geisha, Yellow Caturra and Typica. Some will highlight innovative processing methods, such as anaerobic yeast fermentations dried as natural, honey, and washed coffees. The selection also will include certified-organic beans, as well as the producers’ best lots of traditional washed coffees.

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Coffee Selection Process

ACE and Isla will pre-select these lots in December, and the process will continue in January with sensory evaluation and judging. These coffees will be evaluated and scored by our Global Coffee Centers (GCCs) around the world.

Samples & Auction Registration

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Auctioned Coffees

Below is a list of the coffees that will be judged and scored by our GCCs before going to the Private Collection Auction. 

Region
Farm
Variety
Process
Yeast
Ka’u
Rustys
Typica
Washed
No
Ka’u
Rustys
Typica
Anaerobic Natural
Yes
Kona
Black Rock
Typica
Natural
Yes
Kona
Black Rock
Typica
Aerobic Natural
Yes
Kona
Black Rock
Typica
Anaerobic Honey
Yes
Kona
Black Rock
Typica
Washed
No
Kona
Noelani Coffee
Typica
Washed
No
Kona
Noelani Coffee
Typica
Washed
Yes
Kona
Holualoa Kona Coffee
Typica (ORGANIC)
Anaerobic Washed
No
Kona
Uluwehi Farm
Red Bourbon
Anaerobic Washed
Yes
Kona
Uluwehi Farm
SL34
Washed
Yes
Ka’u
Miranda Farms
Yellow Caturra
Natural
Yes
Ka’u
Miranda Farms
Yellow Caturra
Natural Extended Fermentation
Yes
Kona
Kona Geisha Farm
Geisha
Natural
Yes
Kona
Kainaliu
Maragogype
Washed
No
Kona
Kainaliu
Typica
Typica Washed
No
Puna
Arakawa Estate
Red Caturra/Typica
Anaerobic Washed
Yes
Ka’u
Rising Sun
Typica
Washed
No
Ka’u
Mele Biason
Typica
Natural
Yes
Ka’u
Mathias Farm
Typica
Natural
Yes
Ka’u
Ka’u Mountain Farm
70% Typica, 30% Red Caturra
Washed
No
Ka’u
Ka’u Mountain Farm
Typica
Washed
yes
Kona
Kona Rainforest
Typica (ORGANIC)
Anaerobic washed
No
Kona
Kona Rainforest
Typica (ORGANIC)
Anaerobic Washed
Yes

By pinpointing exceptional producers with the Private Collection program, ACE will curate auctions with organizations and farmers who best exemplify ACE’s standards with its Cup of Excellence programming and hopes to expand its reach with these curated auctions. 

To learn more about being on this jury, membership, and access to the Private Collection auctions, please reach out to ACE at [email protected]

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