Cup of Excellence Award Winners
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Cup Of Excellence awards is the most prestigious coffee bean awards for the farmers of the beans that they are entering into the competition. These 4 beans have won different places and, some in different categories and/or in more than one category. Many of the lots from which the winning beans came are auctioned off at this award contest and changes the lives of these winning farmers. Each bag yields 8.8oz of whole beans. If you need them ground you must request so at checkout.
* Brazil Sitio Baixadao: First place winner of Cup Of Excellence. Came out with a score of 98! This is the best coffee from Brazil without a doubt. The balance of flavors is perfect. It's rich, creamy and softness compliments it's smooth milk chocolate, cherry and buttery taste. Some say they have noticed soft undertones of winey acidity along with root beer flavors. The AFCE has also named this Coffee Of The Year 2015.
*Columbia Nariño- Score of 91. This winner flaunts it's home's MO which is chocolate but it also adds some honey, apricot, peach and a hint of anise. The acidity is structured, bright with hints of malic. This is a very pleasant cup with a floral aftertaste as opposed to the bitterness that some Colombian coffees leave on the palate; well balanced and elegant.
*Costa Rica Cumbre de Dota- 93.7 points This took home Costa Rica's Cup Of Excellence awards two years in a row. Grown high in the mountains of Dota, this Costa Rican coffee was grown at 1900meters which gives beans a denser flavor. Costa Rica, being the number 1 producer of coffee beans in central American, is known for it's great taste and breeding grounds. This cup offers dark chocolate, rasion, apricot, blackcurrant and vanilla. The acidity is bright and apparent but not overwhelming. There is a fruitiness that leaves a succulent aftertaste and very clean palate.
*El Salvador Ana De Bauza- Grown in the famous 3 generation run farm, El Pinar, this coffee was given 90.6 points at their first time attending the Cup Of Excellence and they happened to win while they were there. The International Jury at the COE commented that the aroma and flavors included dark fruits, jasmine, mango, orange, peach, green apple, lime and vanilla extremely well balanced with cocoa on the finish. The acidity was marked "Brilliant", tartaric, complex fruits and well structured. Great words to hear coming from a jury at the most important awards for coffee beans and farmers.
*Guatemala La Esperanza- A hefty 91 points were given to this popular bean. The milk chocolate is very apparent in this beautiful cup and it blends well with the hint of coconut and sparkling key lime. The creaminess of the body evens out the boldness. A wonderful balanced cup.
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