Cup of Excellence Roundup 2009, Page 3

(Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala)

Costa Rica 2009

Like Colombia, here is another case where we already have micro lots from many top small farmers, including the winners from last year, and many top coffees from this year, such as #1, #2, #4, #5 ....

Lot # Farm Farmer Score Pounds Lot Size
1 Bella Vista Josué Bonilla Solís 90 2,044.90 27
2 Fuego Manuel Barrantes R. 89.35 2,277.00 30
3 Calle de Copey Jorge Ureña Zuñiga, Ana Isabel Ureña Hid... 89.12 3,036.00 40
4 Finca Barrantes Manuel Barrantes Zúñiga 89.06 2,494.80 33
5 Cafetín Timothy Michael Obrien 88.85 2,884.20 38
6 La Planada Arnaldo Barrantes Zúñiga 88.53 2,508.00 33
7 Corralillo Isaac Navarro Ceciliano, Iván Fernández ... 88.35 3,936.90 52
8 San Pedro Lesmes Vega Navarro, Luis Fernando Blanc... 87.74 2,428.80 32
9 Bello Horizonte Sara Quirós Díaz , Manuel Adrian Quesada... 87.32 2,277.00 30
10 El Pedregal Minor Leiva Núñez 86.11 2,732.40 36
11 La Pira Carlos Ureña Ceciliano 86.06 2,725.80 36
12 La Medina Morayma Murillo Delgado, Jorge Enrique R... 85.53 3,036.00 40
13 Puerto Rico Miguel Agüero Elizondo, Coopedota R.L., ... 85.5 3,946.80 52
14 La Loma Luis Pablo Bonilla Solis 84.67 2,271.50 30
15 Flor del Café Carlos Barrantes Zúñiga 84.61 2,277.00 30
16 El Alto Rose Mary Fallas Duran 84.58 2,277.00 30
17 Agua José Cárdenas 84.56 2,277.00 30
18 El Cedral Luís Fernando Chacon Monge, Roger Ureña ... 84.56 2,428.80 32
19 El Quemado Miguel A. Hernández Rivera, Eduardo Vega... 84.36 2,428.80 32
20 Carrizal Melvin Gamboa Angulo 84.28 2,277.00 30
21 Miguel Hernán Osvaldo González López 84.17 2,180.20 29
22 Mirella {O} Francisca Cubillo Salas 84.14 2,428.80 32
23 San Tiago Marvin Enrique Sánchez Godínez 84.14 2,580.60 34
24 Entre Manzanos Lydia Matamoros Agüero 84.08 2,277.00 30

El Salvador 2009

This is my favorite CoE based on the quality of the coffees, the Bourbons and Pacamaras. I attended this event in late April '09, my 3rd time on this jury. I thought the coffees were of very high quality. We bought into 2 lots, and had a special project with Ritual Coffee and Tony's to donate all the proceeds from one lot to the medical bills of the Executive Director of The Consejo Salvadoreño de Café, Ricardo Espitia, who had suffered a stroke in January of 2009 and had, basically, no insurance. We get great coffee, we help out a great person - good deal all around.

Lot # Farm Farmer Score Pounds Lot Size
1 El Topacio Maria Elena Avila Magaña De Muyshondt 91.68 3,106.00 41
2 El Jocotillo Lote A {R} Anna Elaine Del Carmen Rivas De Vega 89.86 3,384.00 45
3 Fatima Carmen Duch Martinez 89.86 2,903.00 39
4 Buenos Aires  Calera, S.A. De C.V. 89.61 2,796.00 37
5 La Batalla Guillermo Magaña Flores 89.5 4,137.00 55
6 La Avila {R} Ortiz Barriere, S.A. De C.V. 89.43 3,502.00 47
7 La Nueva Rafael Duch Martinez 89.43 2,857.00 38
8 Santa Teresa I {O,R} Marco Batres, Teresa Giammattei Y Cia. 89.34 2,455.00 33
9 Santa Teresa IV -"Nicolas Mountain" {O,R} Marco Batres, Teresa Giammattei Y Cia. 88.84 2,290.00 31
10 San Isidro Ana Sylvia Elizabeth Schonenberg Aguiluz 88.7 3,241.00 43
11 El Carmen Juan Duch Martinez 86.75 2,904.00 39
12 Los Amates Graciela Haydee Magaña De Fortin Magaña 86.58 3,253.00 43
13 Villa España Alfredo Antonio Mena Lagos 86.45 5,072.00 67
14 El Torogoz Regpa, S. A. De C. V. 86.2 3,140.00 42
15 San Jose / Shangrila Juan Carlos Gregg Meza 86.15 3,126.00 42
16 Monte Nevado Regina De Carmen Meardi Zuniga De Papini 86.08 4,749.00 63
17 El Optimismo  Socorro Martinez De Zepeda 85.83 5,233.00 69
18 San Jose Gloria Mercedes Rodriguez Fontan 85.78 2,775.00 37
19 Altamira I {O,R} Marco Batres, Teresa Giammattei Y Cia. 85.78 2,355.00 31
20 Malacara Lote A Pergamino, S.A. De C.V. 85.48 3,389.00 45
21 La Trinidad Francisco Eduardo Nuñez Iraheta 85.43 3,008.00 40
22 Buena Vista Cia. Agr. Salvadoreña S.A. De C.V. 85.3 3,142.00 42
23 Nombre De Dios San Juan Maria Elena Dominguez De Botto Isassi 85.28 4,202.00 56
24 San Jose La Cumbre Enma Duarte De Vasquez 85.2 3,177.00 42
25 Altamira III - "Andres Peak" {O} Marco Batres, Teresa Giammattei Y Cia. 85.15 2,457.00 33
26 El Cashal {R}  Maria Alicia Otilia Magaña Castillo 84.8 5,693.00 75
27 La Montañita Antonio Rene Aguilar Lemus 84.78 2,956.00 39
28 Santa Sofia Pacvil, S.A. De C.V. 84.6 3,044.00 41
29 Nejapa - Tablon Roma Gloria Mercedes Rodriguez Fontan 84.53 3,794.00 50
30 Los Planes - Lote La Lagunita Sergio Edmundo Ticas Reyes 84.28 4,032.00 54
31 Helvetia Carmen Elena Calderon Sol De Escalon 84.25 3,049.00 41
32 Malacara Lote B Chantuc, S.A. De C.V. 84.23 3,394.00 45
33 San Carlos {R} Amadeo Riera Y Solsona 84.2 5,847.00 77

Guatemala 2009

I admit we let Guatemala slip by, because of the amazing quality of our new crop Guat arrivals, our Bourbon lots and the special Gesha coffee (that I think might mop the floor with the #1 coffee here). Las Macadamias  #3 was, for me, the best lot. There were a couple I thought had issues, #13 and 19. Prices for the lower level lots were triple what they should be, really. El Injerto Pacamara won again this year but I didn't feel it was of the caliber as the lot we bought along with Stumptown and Maruyama last year.

Lot # Farm Farmer Score Pounds Lot Size
1 El Injerto I {R}  El Injerto, S. A. 91.98 2,764.00 36
2 Monte Cristo  Benjamin Villatoro 90.58 2,437.00 32
3 Las Macadamias Las Macadamias, S. A. 89.33 3,232.00 42
4 Alotepeque Mario Jordan 89.25 3,065.00 40
5 La Esperanza  Heleodoro Villatoro 89.25 2,192.00 29
6 Asuvim Asociación Integral Unidos para Vivir Me... 89.05 2,805.00 37
7 Puerta Verde  Puerta Verde, S. A. 88.4 2,669.00 35
8 La Providencia II Alfonso Anzueto 88.35 2,470.00 32
9 Carmona Carmona, S. A. 88.28 2,736.00 36
10 El Socorro Y Anexos Sercol, S. A. 88.08 2,407.00 32
11 San Antonio De Esquipulas Y Anexos Francisco Ovalle 86.58 2,395.00 31
12 El Libano Herbert Pérez 85.83 2,483.00 33
13 Isnul Alfonso Anzueto 85.43 2,307.00 30
14 El Mirador Nestor Salazar del Aguila 85.38 2,713.00 36
15 Santa Ana Guadamur, S. A. 85.25 2,473.00 32
16 Granja El Tempixque Entre Volcanes, S. A. 85.18 2,574.00 34
17 Claima Agrícola Mercantil Claima 85.15 3,867.00 51
18 El Volcan Raspado Eulogio Guerra García 85.1 2,756.00 36
19 San Julian Inversiones Mimosa, S. A. 85.08 2,346.00 31
20 La Soledad Y Anexos Henio Pérez 84.95 2,749.00 36
21 Santa Clara Y Anexos Operadora Santa Clara, S.A 84.95 2,827.00 37
22 Santa Delfina Y Anexos Finca La Perla y Anexos 84.95 2,427.00 32
23 Florencia Y Anexos Juan Ramón Flores 84.43 2,574.00 34

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