Guatemala 2020

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

  • Preselection stage:  April 27th – May 1st with the 10 National Judges in Guatemala City, Guatemala with Eduardo Ambrocio as head judge.
  • National stage:  May 18th – 22nd with the 8 National Judges in Guatemala City, Guatemala with Eduardo Ambrocio as head judge.
  • 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, Erin Wang, Alex Pond, Eduardo Ambrocio, Diego del Aguila and Jonathan Lopez 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 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 69 kg GrainPro bags.

COE Auction: July 28th
National Winner Auction: July 20th – August 7th

RANK
WEIGHT (kg)
FARM
FARMER
REGION
SCORE
VARIETY
PROCESS
1a
El Socorro
Cercol, S. A.
Guatemala
91.06
Gesha
Washed
1b
El Socorro
Cercol, S. A.
Guatemala
91.06
Gesha
Washed
2
Mama Cata
Max Fernando Perez Rios
Chimaltenango
89.69
Gesha
Natural
3
La Esperanza
Pedro Villatoro Castillo
Huehuetenango
89.04
Bourbon, Caturra, Typica
Washed
4
Los Aguacatones
Rosa Maria De La Peña Illescas
Huehuetenango
88.94
Gesha, Villa Sarchi, Typica
Washed
5
Miramundo
Naturavista, S. A.
Santa Rosa
88.92
Gesha
Washed
6
La Reforma Y Anexos
La Reforma Y Asociados, S. A.
Huehuetenango
88.77
Gesha
Washed
7
Ponderosa
Perez Perez Wilfrido Hernan
Huehuetenango
88.65
Gesha
Natural
8
Antigua El Semillero
Entre Caminos, S. A.
Sacatepequez
88.56
Typica
Washed
9
La Hermosa
Max Fernando Perez Rios
Chimaltenango
88.5
Gesha
Natural
10
El Platanillo
Sociedad Anonima Platanillo
San Marcos
88.46
Gesha
Natural
11
San Isidro Chacaya
San Isidro Chacaya, S. A.
Solola
88.46
Java
Washed Double Fermentation
12
Kalibus La Sierra
Pompeyo Castillo Cerezo
El Progreso
88.38
Gesha
Natural
13
El Paraxaj
Sociedad Anonima Agrocomercial Santa Felisa
Chimaltenango
88.38
Gesha
Natural
14
Montaña Helada
Sociedad Anonima Rocafe
Jalapa
88.37
Gesha
Natural
15
Rosma
Fredy Milton Morales Merida
Huehuetenango
88.33
Pacamara, Maragogype
Washed
16
La Senda
Jose Arnoldo Perez Melendez
Chimaltenango
88.31
Typica
Washed Anaerobic
17
Kape´Tenango
Corporacion Maravilla, S. A.
Huehuetenango
88.23
SL 34, Batian
Washed
18
Teanzul
Compañia Agricola Tierra Alta, S. A.
Santa Rosa
88.23
Pacamara
Washed
19
Rio Dorado
Jose Roberto Monterroso Pineda
Jalapa
88.15
Pacamara
Natural
20
El Zapote Y Anexos
Perez,Perez,,Wilfrido,Hernan
Huehuetenango
88.13
Gesha
Washed
21
Carmona
Carmona, S. A.
Sacatepequez
87.96
Gesha
Washed
22
El Refugio
Perez Ramirez Adony Osvaldo
Huehuetenango
87.81
Pacamara
Washed
23
Las Macadamias
Sociedad Anonima Las Macadamias
Huehuetenango
87.58
Pacamara
Natural
24
Isnul
Isnull, S. A.
Huehuetenango
87.58
Gesha, Bourbon
Washed
25
Villaure
Aurelio Villatoro Castillo
Huehuetenango
87.42
Bourbon, Caturra
Natural
26
Plan De La Vega
Argueta Herrera, Erwin Humberto-Finca Plan De La Vega
Huehuetenango
87.35
Bourbon, Caturra
Washed
27
Guatalon
Guillermo Antonio Juarez Solares
Santa Rosa
87.23
Pacamara
Washed
28
Antigua Buena Vista Y Anexos
Entre Caminos, S. A.
Sacatepequez
87.23
Gesha
Washed
29
Palo Blanco
Tulio Sergio Ivan Ovalle Mont
Huehuetenango
87.19
Pacamara
Honey
30
Cascada Encantada
Ralex Creativo, S. A.
Huehuetenango
87.12
Gesha, Pacamara
Natural
Score
Farm
Farmer
Weight (kg)
Region
Process, Variety
87.04
La Pia
Vipesa, S. A.
Guatemala
Washed, Pacamara
86.85
Sierra Roja
Lorena Castillo Castellanos
El Progreso
Washed, Geisha
86.69
La Bella Airosa
Aimee Lucia Perez Rios
Chimaltenango
Natural, Maragogype
86.33
Calahute
Cafe Don Alfonso, S. A.
Huehuetenango
Natural, Pacamara & Maragogype
85.81
El Amate Y Anexos
Petronilo De Jesus Martinez Castillo
Huehuetenango
Washed, Maragogype
85.62
San Francisco La Sierra Y Anexos
San Francisco La Sierra Sociedad Anonima
Santa Rosa
Washed, Pacamara
85.38
Bella Vista
Arcenio Castillo Villatoro
Huehuetenango
Washed, Maragogype
85
El Injertal
Agricola El Injertal, S. A.
Huehuetenango
Washed, Maragogype
Pre Selection
National Week
International Week
Company
Name
Name
Name
Prisma Coffee Origins
Eduardo Ambrocio
Eduardo Ambrocio
Eduardo Ambrocio
Prisma Coffee Origins
Edwin Ambrocio
Edwin Ambrocio
Anacafé
Ricardo Morales
Ricardo Morales
Anacafé
Diego del Águila
Diego del Águila
Diego del Águila
Café Origen
Andrés Avendaño
Andrés Avendaño
Café de mi Tierra
Jacqueline Morales
Jacqueline Morales
Sube S.A.
Yenduli Darocsi Morales Salvador
Olam Agro Guatemala
Albert Gutierrez
Albert Gutierrez
COEX
Israel López
Coffee Bird
Jonathan Lopez
Jonathan Lopez
Jonathan Lopez
Role
Name
Lab
Country
International Judge
Kentaro Maruyama
Maruyama Coffee Co., Ltd.
Japan
International Judge
Miyoko Watanabe
Maruyama Coffee Co., Ltd.
Japan
International Judge
Shinji Sekine
Wataru & Co., Ltd.
Japan
International Judge
Keita Matsumoto
Wataru & Co., Ltd.
Japan
International Judge
Yunson Lee
Terarosa (Haksan Co.Ltd)
South Korea
International Judge
Minseon Kim
Terarosa (Haksan Co.Ltd)
South Korea
International Judge
Will Young
Campos Coffee
Australia
International Judge
Adam Matheson
Campos Coffee
Australia
International Judge
Thomas Pulpan
Kaffebrenneriet as
Norway
International Judge
Synove Neseon
Kaffebrenneriet as
Norway
International Judge
Erin Wang
Alliance for Coffee Excellence
United States
International Judge
Alex Pond
Alliance for Coffee Excellence
United States
Head Judge
Eduardo Ambrocio
ANACAFE
Guatemala
International Judge
Diego del Aguila
ANACAFE
Guatemala
International Judge
Jonathan Lopez
ANACAFE
Guatemala

*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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