Brazil 2020

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.

  • Preselection stage: September 7th – 14th with the 8 National Judges in Varginha, Brazil with Silvio Leite as head judge.
  • National stage: October 3rd – 5th with the 14 National Judges in Varginha, Brazil with Silvio Leite as head judge.
  • International stage: Completed on different dates with the judges Kentaro Maruyama, Miyoko Watanabe, Hitomi Shima, Shinji Sekine, Keita Matsumoto, Mitsunori Shono, Yunson Lee, Minseon Kim, Adam Matheson, Lloyd Thom, Bjørn Harald, Synøve Neseon, Ali Johnston, Badi Bradley, James Gibbs, Qinru Gu (Catherine), Yunjie He (Hollie), Weiwei Ye, John Thompson, Alex Seath, Anette Moldvaer, Silvio Leite, Edmilson Generoso, Dionatan Antunes and Marina Castro 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 86+ 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: December 10th
NW Auction: December 9th – 30th

RANK
WEIGHT (kg)
FARM
FARMER
REGION
SCORE
VARIETY
PROCESS
1a
Sítio Escondica
Luiz Ricardo Bozzi Pimenta De Sousa
Montanhas Do Espírito Santo
90.03
Catucaí 785
Pulped Natural
1b
Sítio Escondica
Luiz Ricardo Bozzi Pimenta De Sousa
Montanhas Do Espírito Santo
90.03
Catucaí 786
Pulped Natural
2
Sitio Boa Vista
Evandro Passos Clementino
Mantiqueira De Minas
89.71
Catucai Amarelo 24137
Natural
3
Fazenda Monte Alto
Fazenda Monte Alto
Sul De Minas
88.94
Bourbon Amarelo
Natural
4
Sítio Floresta
Eduardo Tozi
Montanhas Do Espírito Santo
88.94
Catuaí 144
Pulped Natural
5
Chacara Vista Alegre
José Renato Rodrigues Alves
Chapada Diamantina
88.88
Catuaí 144
Natural
6
Sítio Monjolinho
Sandra Lelis Da Silva
Matas De Minas
88.88
Catiguá Mg1,Mg2 E Mg3, Mg2 E Mg3
Pulped Natural
7
Fazenda Paixão
Paulo Dario Carneiro Pinto Junior
Mantiqueira De Minas
88.88
Catucaí Amarelo
Pulped Natural
8
Sítio Braga
Jeremias Lietig Braga
Montanhas Do Espírito Santo
88.85
Catucaí 785
Pulped Natural
9
Fazenda Pedra Preta
Cláudia Maria Carneiro Bustamante Santana
Mantiqueira De Minas
88.76
Catucaí 2Sl
Natural
10
Sítio Triunfo
Wagner Teodoro Da Silva
Mantiqueira De Minas
88.56
Catuaí Amarelo
Natural
11
Sítio Dos Coli
Adila Pereira Coli
Mantiqueira De Minas
88.44
Bourbon Amarelo
Natural
12
Fazenda Sertãozinho
Fazenda Sertãozinho
Sul De Minas
88.44
Catucaí Amarelo
Natural
13
Sítio Sr. Niquinho
Luiz Paulo Dias Pereira Filho
Mantiqueira De Minas
88.44
Geisha
Pulped Natural
14
Fazenda Paraiso
Antonio Fortes Bustamante
Mantiqueira De Minas
88.38
Bourbon Amarelo
Natural
15
Sítio São Judas Tadeu
José Márcio Da Silva
Mantiqueira De Minas
88.32
Bourbon Amarelo
Natural
16
Fazenda Serra Do Boné
Carlos Sérgio Sanglard
Matas De Minas
88.24
Catucaí 2Sl
Pulped Natural
17
Fazenda Santa Izabel
Nobletree Coffee Farms
Sul De Minas
88.15
Obatã
Natural
18
Sitio Sertãozinho
Marilda Barros Ribeiro
Mantiqueira De Minas
88.15
Catuaí Amarelo
Natural
19
Rancho Do Mirante
Antônio Dos Santo Silva
Mantiqueira De Minas
88.12
Bourbon Amarelo
Natural
20
Faz: Caixetas
Vinicius Wagner Ignotti
Cerrado Mineiro
88.03
Acaua Novo
Natural
21
Fazenda Criciuma
Matheus Lopes Sanglard
Matas De Minas
88.00
Catucaí Vermelho
Pulped Natural
22
Fazenda Recanto
Afonso Maria Vinhal
Cerrado Mineiro
87.94
Topázio
Pulped Natural
23
Sítio Lm
Maria José Araújo Miranda
Matas De Minas
87.53
Catuaí 44
Pulped Natural
24
Sitio São Sebastião
Merce Jordan Araujo Silva
Chapada Diamantina
87.50
Catuaí Vermelho
Pulped Natural
25
Sítio Do Campo
Rafael Dias Pereira
Mantiqueira De Minas
87.35
Bourbon Amarelo
Pulped Natural
26
Fazenda Lagoa Seca
Eduardo Eustáquio De Andrade
Cerrado Mineiro
87.29
Icatu Amarelo
Natural
27
Fazenda Campo Alegre
Leticia Brás
Sul De Minas
87.29
Catuaí Amarelo
Natural
28
Sitio Santo Antonio
Michel Nunes Da Silva
Mantiqueira De Minas
87.26
Bourbon Amarelo, Bourbon Amarelo
Natural
29
Fazenda Passeio
Adolfo Henrique Vieira Ferreira
Sul De Minas
87.24
Bourbon
Natural
30
Sitio Boa Vista
Osvaldina Alves Dutra
Matas De Minas
87.21
Gesha
Pulped Natural
Score
Farm
Farmer
Weight (kg)
Region
Process
Variety
87.15
Chácara São Judas Tadeu
Antônio Rigno De Oliveira
Chapada Diamantina
Pulped Natural
Catuaí 144
86.68
Sitío Baixa Funda
Reginaldo José De Novais
Chapada Diamantina
Pulped Natural
Catuaí 144
86.18
Fazenda Cruzeiro
Enivaldo Marinho Pereira
Cerrado Mineiro
Natural
Mgs Paraíso 2
Role
Name
Company
Country
Head Judge
Silvio Leite
Agricafe
Brazil
International Judge
Edmilson Generoso
Alicerce
Brazil
International Judge
Adam Matheson
Campos Coffee
Australia
International Judge
Lloyd Thom
Campos Coffee
Australia
International Judge
Ali Johnston
Caravela Coffee
United States
International Judge
Badi Bradley
Caravela Coffee
United States
International Judge
James Gibbs
Caravela Coffee
United States
International Judge
Dionatan Antunes
Caxambu & Aracaçu Estate Farms
Brazil
International Judge
Alex Seath
Coffee Nexus
United Kingdom
International Judge
John Thompson
Coffee Nexus
United Kingdom
International Judge
Marina Castro
Grupo Montesanto Tavares
Brazil
International Judge
Anette Moldvaer
Independent
United Kingdom
International Judge
Bjørn Harald
Kaffebrenneriet as
Norway
International Judge
Synøve Neseon
Kaffebrenneriet as
Norway
International Judge
Qinru Gu (Catherine)
Latorre & Dutch Coffee
China
International Judge
Yunjie He (Hollie)
Latorre & Dutch Coffee
China
International Judge
Hitomi Shima
Maruyama Coffee Co., Ltd.
Japan
International Judge
Kentaro Maruyama
Maruyama Coffee Co., Ltd.
Japan
International Judge
Miyoko Watanabe
Maruyama Coffee Co., Ltd.
Japan
International Judge
Weiwei Ye
Taster’s Coffee
China
International Judge
Minseon Kim
Terarosa (Haksan Co.Ltd)
South Korea
International Judge
Yunson Lee
Terarosa (Haksan Co.Ltd)
South Korea
International Judge
Keita Matsumoto
Wataru & Co., Ltd.
Japan
International Judge
Mitsunori Shono
Wataru & Co., Ltd.
Japan
International Judge
Shinji Sekine
Wataru & Co., Ltd.
Japan
Name
Company
Helivaldo Ferreira
Sancoffee
Tony Bernardes
Sendas
Francisco Lentini
Minasul
Dionathan Antunes
Caxambu and Aracaçu Farms
Anderson Reis
Cafebras
Gustavo Coli
Barão Comissária de Cafés
Bruno De Lima
Monte Alegre Coffees
Edimilson Generoso
ALICERCE

*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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