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
1b
Un Regalo de Dios
91.2
2
La Orquídea
89.7
3
Ojo de Agua
89.4
4
Santa Gema
88.9
5
El Esfuerzo
88.8
6
Las Ortencias
88.6
7
Fátima
88.4
8
Turriabla
88.4
9
Buena Vista
88.1
10
El Cambalache
88
11
El Palmar
87.9
12
Buenos Aires
87.7
13
CECOCAFEN – El Encanto
87.5
14
Koa
87.5
15
Santa Rosa
87.4
16
La Betania
87.3
17
Agua Sarca
87
Score
Farm
Weight (lbs)
High Bid
Total Value
High Bidder(s)
86.8
El Polanco
86.7
La Naranja
86.4
El Escambray
86.3
El Triángulo
85.9
El Escambray
85.9
Isidoro
85.8
La Fortuna
85.8
Guantales
85.7
El Areno y El Marañón
85.7
El Bosque
85.3
Media Luna
85
El Zapote

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

*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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