Nicaragua 2020

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

  • Preselection stage: April 15th – 19th with the 8 National Judges in Matagalpa, Nicaragua with Rony Gamez as head judge guide and Fátima López Rodríguez and Julio Obregón as substitute head judges.
  • National stage: April 28th – May 1st with the 8 National Judges in Matagalpa, Nicaragua with Rony Gamez as head judge guide and Fátima López Rodríguez and Julio Obregón as substitute head judges.
  • 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, 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.

COE auction: July 16th, 2020
NW auction: July 13th – 31st, 2020

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Rank
Farm
Score
Weight (lbs)
High Bid
Total Value
Company Name
1a
Un Regalo de Dios
91.2
463.05
$36.90
$17,086.55
Maruyama Coffee, Cometeer, Goodboybob Coffee, Sugi Coffee Roasting, Harrods
1b
Un Regalo de Dios
91.2
463.05
$30.30
$14,030.42
TAKAMURA COFFEE ROASTERS
2
La Orquídea
89.7
920.59
$11.00
$10,126.49
Bokkum Coffee Roasters
& GIL-COFFEE with UPSTREAM COFFEE IMPORTS PTY LTD
3
Ojo de Agua
89.4
1,238.55
$20.20
$25,018.71
Terarosa (Haksan Co. Ltd)
4
Santa Gema
88.9
769.77
$10.50
$8,082.59
EL CAFE coffee roasters, Coffee Libre, Coffee Montage, Vincent van coffee, 304 roasters, FEBRUARY ROASTERS, delmoondo coffee
5
El Esfuerzo
88.8
1,228.00
$10.00
$12,280.00
Sarutahiko Coffee Inc.
6
Las Ortencias
88.6
811.00
$10.20
$8,272.20
Wataru & Co., Ltd.
7
Fátima
88.4
1,587.60
$10.30
$16,352.28
Kaffebrenneriet As
8
Turriabla
88.4
752.00
$9.10
$6,843.20
Wataru & Co., Ltd.
9
Buena Vista
88.1
463.05
$10.11
$4,681.44
UPSTREAM COFFEE IMPORTS PTY LTD / WB.coffee / Amsterdam Coffee Lab
10
El Cambalache
88
590.94
$11.60
$6,854.90
Dimattina Coffee
11
El Palmar
87.9
946.28
$8.60
$8,138.01
Wataru & Co., Ltd.
12
Buenos Aires
87.7
888.62
$12.20
$10,841.16
Ecom Japan Limited
13
CECOCAFEN – El Encanto
87.5
849.26
$8.20
$6,963.93
Wataru & Co., Ltd.
14
Koa
87.5
1,151.45
$9.30
$10,708.49
Orsir Coffee Co., Ltd.
15
Santa Rosa
87.4
873.18
$10.30
$8,993.75
Rehm & Co. / Benecke Coffee GmbH & Co.
16
La Betania
87.3
953.00
$9.00
$8,577.00
M2M Coffee Roasters / Latorre & Dutch Coffee
17
Agua Sarca
87
960.00
$8.60
$8,256.00
Wataru & Co., Ltd.
Totals:
15,909.39
$12.08/lb
$192,107.12
Score
Farm
Weight (lbs)
High Bid
Total Value
High Bidder(s)
86.80
El Polanco
1,270.48
$5.95
$7,559.36
Urth Caffe
86.70
La Naranja
956.75
$5.05
$4,831.59
Urth Caffe
86.4
El Escambray
882.00
$4.05
$3,572.10
Coffee Roasters Alliance of Korea
86.3
El Triángulo
1,227.77
$4.15
$5,095.25
Urth Caffe
85.9
El Escambray
740.00
$3.95
$2,923.00
cafe DAZAC, Eungubiro Roasters, Crema Costa
85.9
Isidoro
1,270.45
$3.75
$4,764.19
Bokkum Coffee Roasters
& GIL-COFFEE
85.8
La Fortuna
1,215.73
$3.85
$4,680.56
Orsir Coffee(Taiwan)
85.8
Guantales
1,271.62
$3.95
$5,022.90
Orsir Coffee(Taiwan)
85.7
El Areno y El Marañón
1,227.79
$3.75
$4,604.21
Bokkum Coffee Roasters
& GIL-COFFEE with UPSTREAM COFFEE IMPORTS PTY LTD
85.7
El Bosque
1,406.79
$3.75
$5,275.46
Bokkum Coffee Roasters
& GIL-COFFEE with UPSTREAM COFFEE IMPORTS PTY LTD
85.3
Media Luna
1,227.79
$3.85
$4,726.99
Nagahama Coffee Inc.
85
El Zapote
956.75
$3.75
$3,587.81
Bokkum Coffee Roasters
& GIL-COFFEE with UPSTREAM COFFEE IMPORTS PTY LTD
Totals:
13,653.92
$4.15/lb
$56,643.42

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
Un Regalo de Dios
$17,086.55
$2,192.54
1b
Un Regalo de Dios
$14,030.42
$1,734.12
2
La Orquídea
$10,126.49
$782.50
3
Ojo de Agua
$25,018.71
$2,761.97
4
Santa Gema
$8,082.59
$596.57
5
El Esfuerzo
$12,280.00
$859.60
6
Las Ortencias
$8,272.20
$592.03
7
Fátima
$16,352.28
$1,182.76
8
Turriabla
$6,843.20
$458.72
9
Buena Vista
$4,681.44
$331.78
10
El Cambalache
$6,854.90
$555.48
11
El Palmar
$8,138.01
$529.92
12
Buenos Aires
$10,841.16
$915.28
13
CECOCAFEN – El Encanto
$6,963.93
$441.62
14
Koa
$10,708.49
$725.41
15
Santa Rosa
$8,993.75
$650.52
16
La Betania
$8,577.00
$571.80
17
Agua Sarca
$8,256.00
$537.60
Totals:
$192,107.12
$16,420.22

*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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