El Salvador 2020

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

  • Preselection stage:  May 11th – 15th with the 7 National Judges in Santa Tecla, El Salvador with Silvio Leite as head judge guide and Ernesto Velásquez and Manuel Vindel as substitute head judges.
  • National stage:  May 25th – 28th with the 7 National Judges in Santa Tecla, El Salvador with Silvio Leite as head judge guide and Ernesto Velásquez and Manuel Vindel as substitute head judges.
  • International stage:  Completed on different dates with the judges Kentaro Maruyama, Miyoko Watanabe, Mitsunori Shono, Keita Matsumoto, Yunson Lee, Minseon Kim, Lloyd Thom, Adam Matheson, Thomas Pulpan, Synove Neseon, Darrin Daniel, Erin Wang and Alex Pond 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 30kg boxes containing two 15kg vacuum-packed bags.

National Winners: 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.  The coffee is packaged in 69kg hermetic bags.

COE Auction: July 30th
NW Auction: July 27th – August 14th

RANK
WEIGHT (kg)
FARM
FARMER
REGION
SCORE
VARIETY
PROCESS
1a
Divina Providencia
Roberto Samuel Ulloa Vilanova
Santa Ana
90.31
Pacamara
Natural Anaerobic
1b
Divina Providencia
Roberto Samuel Ulloa Vilanova
Santa Ana
90.31
Pacamara
Natural Anaerobic
2
La Bonita
Norelvia Angelica Elias De Diaz
Chalatenango
89.91
Pacamara
Washed
3
Mileydi
Ever Leonel Diaz Perez
Chalatenango
89.53
Pacamara
Washed
4
La Pacaya
Mav, S.A. De C.V.
Sonsonate
89.16
Gesha
Natural
5
Los Angeles
Los Naranjos Cafe, S.A. De C.V.
Ahuachapan
89.06
Pacamara
Natural Anaerobic
6
El Amel
Ariz Y Compañia
Ahuachapan
88.81
Sl 34
Honey
7
El Aguila
Primos Ariz Valdivieso Y Compañia
Santa Ana
88.75
Sl 34
Natural
8
La Bendicion 2
Roberto Samuel Ulloa Rusconi
Santa Ana
88.69
Kenya
Natural Anaerobic
9
Benasque
Exportadora Agricola Comercial S.A. De C.V.
Usulutan
88.69
Pacamara
Honey
10
Santa Rosa
J. Raul Rivera S.A. De C.V.
Chalatenango
88.50
Pacamara
Honey
11
Las Palmas
Agricafe, S.A. De C.V.
Usulutan
88.38
Pacamara
Natural
12
El Derrumbo
Vicente Rafael Diaz Vasquez
Chalatenango
88.31
Pacamara
Washed
13
La Campanula
Zapotal, Sociedad Anonima De Capital Variable.
Santa Ana
87.88
Gesha
Washed
14
Las Duanas
J. Raul Rivera S.A. De C.V.
Chalatenango
87.75
Pacamara
Natural
15
Noruega
Los Naranjos Cafe, S.A. De C.V.
Ahuachapan
87.75
Bourbon
Natural Anaerobic
16
Las Ventanas
Elisa Beatriz Aguilar Landaverde
Chalatenango
87.63
Pacamara
Washed
17
Roxanita
Ignacio Gutierrez Solis
Chalatenango
87.63
Pacamara
Natural
18
Las Brumas
Juan Jose Ernesto Menendez Arguello
Sonsonate
87.50
Sl28
Lavado Anaerobic
19
El Topacio
Maria Elena Avila De Muyshondt
Sonsonate
87.44
Pacamara
Natural
20
San Andres
Jose Alfredo Recinos Diaz
Chalatenango
87.25
Pacamara
Natural
21
Don Octavio
Jose Octavio Umaña Valdivieso
Chalatenango
87.25
Pacamara
Honey
22
Los Pirineos
Agricafe, S.A. De C.V.
Usulutan
87.25
Bourbon Pink
Natural
Score
Farm
Farmer
Weight (kg)
Region
Process, Variety
86.88
La Laguna
Gonzalo Antonio Ticas Reyes
Chalatenango
Natural, Pacamara
86.25
Andalucia
Ipala, Sociedad Anonima De Capital Variable
Ahuachapan
Washed, Pacamara
86.13
La Esperanza
Inversiones Santonano, S.A. De C.V.
Santa Ana
Honey, Bernardina
85.91
El Ausol
Maria Elena Avila De Muyshondt
Sonsonate
Natural, Pacamara
85.89
La Fany
Sicafe, S.A. De C.V.
Ahuachapan
Natural, Pacamara
85.81
Don Jaime
Jaime Ricardo Guevara Chavez
Chalatenango
Honey, Pacamara
85.59
Malacara Lote A
Pergamino, S.A. De C.V.
Santa Ana
Natural, Pacamara
85.55
Santa Josefina
Ipala, Sociedad Anonima De Capital Variable
Ahuachapan
Washed, Pacamara
85.36
Puerto Arturo
Karla Patricia Quiros De Moises
Ahuachapan
Natural, Pacamara
85.27
Nueva Granada
Roberto Ricardo Huezo Rodriguez
Ahuachapan
Washed, Bourbon
85.14
Atzumpa
Andres Arturo Acosta Rodriguez
Ahuachapan
Natural, Pacamara
Name
Organization
Role
Ernesto Velasquez Zarco
Consejo Salvadoreño del café
National Judge
Gabriela Flores
J Hill y Compañía
National Judge
Nahuel Barruzo
JOVINO
National Judge
David Rivera
Borgonovo Pohl
National Judge
Andreas Girón
High Land
National Judge
Daniel Contreras
Pacas Martinez
National Judge
Andres Ramirez
Cayro
National Judge
GCC lab
Company
First Name
Last Name
Maruyama
Maruyama Coffee Co., Ltd.
Kentaro
Maruyama
Maruyama
Maruyama Coffee Co., Ltd.
Miyoko
Watanabe
Wataru
Wataru & Co., Ltd.
Shinji
Sekine
Wataru
Wataru & Co., Ltd.
Keita
Matsumoto
Wataru
Wataru & Co., Ltd.
Mitsunori
Shono
Terarosa
Terarosa (Haksan Co.Ltd)
Yunson
Lee
Terarosa
Terarosa (Haksan Co.Ltd)
Minseon
Kim
Campos
Campos Coffee
Will
Young
Campos
Campos Coffee
Adam
Matheson
Campos
Campos Coffee
Lloyd
Thom
Kaffebrenneriet
Kaffebrenneriet as
Thomas
Pulpan
Kaffebrenneriet
Kaffebrenneriet as
Synove
Neseon
ACE Lab
Alliance for Coffee Excellence
Darrin
Daniel
ACE Lab
Alliance for Coffee Excellence
Erin
Wang
ACE Lab
Alliance for Coffee Excellence
Alex
Pond

*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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