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El Salvador Cup of Excellence 2009


I do believe El Salvador is my favorite Cup of Excellence competition. I like to be on the jury here. The coffees are really good. You have these super balanced Bourbon cultivars, and these really wild Pacamara cultivars, so there is always a surprise or two or three on each table. Here's a few pictures from the 2009 Comptetition.

Ah ... another early morning arrival in El Salvador. I hate TACA
Ah ... another early morning arrival in El Salvador. I hate TACA
The jurado de jueces internacional. Woo!
The jurado de jueces internacional. Woo!
My favorite feature - dressed-up cinder blocks. And activity sandals!
My favorite feature - dressed-up cinder blocks. And activity sandals!
We went to a coffee farm, to see real coffee trees. A Pacamara. Finca El Retiro
We went to a coffee farm, to see real coffee trees. A Pacamara. Finca El Retiro
New flowers coming soon, Pacamara. Finca El Retiro
New flowers coming soon, Pacamara. Finca El Retiro
Typical El Salvador farm setting. Finca El Retiro
Typical El Salvador farm setting. Finca El Retiro
El Duke, at the Cipres Mill. He's a sweet guy. Someone cut him with a machete. Ugh.
El Duke, at the Cipres Mill. He's a sweet guy. Someone cut him with a machete. Ugh.
La Majada cooperative mill - lots of pulpers.
La Majada cooperative mill - lots of pulpers.
Wood for burning at the mill. This is cleared from shade trees at farms.
Wood for burning at the mill. This is cleared from shade trees at farms.
Another late dinner, but with pupusa galore!
Another late dinner, but with pupusa galore!
Marimba until you drop.
Marimba until you drop.
El Zorro de Sonsonate. Marie dnaced with the Zorro
El Zorro de Sonsonate. Marie dnaced with the Zorro
This guy can boogie! Zorro means "fox"
This guy can boogie! Zorro means "fox"
El Zorro does his crazy thing.
El Zorro does his crazy thing.
73 years old, nothing stops the fox!
73 years old, nothing stops the fox!
Marie of Portland Roasting - not afraid to dance.
Marie of Portland Roasting - not afraid to dance.
Vytautus is the most rad Lithuanian.
Vytautus is the most rad Lithuanian.
Keishin
Keishin
Most meat eaten on a jury, ever. Jason
Most meat eaten on a jury, ever. Jason
Takashi from World Coffee
Takashi from World Coffee
Paul Songer, head judge ...
Paul Songer, head judge ...
Jorge Escobar
Jorge Escobar
Jan, a coffee xpert
Jan, a coffee xpert
Yoshi of Itoya Coffee
Yoshi of Itoya Coffee
Synove is not a math function.
Synove is not a math function.
Anette of Square Mile
Anette of Square Mile
Bob from New Orleans
Bob from New Orleans
Yoshi Kato, Bontain
Yoshi Kato, Bontain
Hishashi from Unir Coffeee - we went to Peru together too.
Hishashi from Unir Coffeee - we went to Peru together too.
Noah
Noah
Chris Davidson
Chris Davidson
Crazy barefoot Christian
Crazy barefoot Christian
Other Christian, Mercanta
Other Christian, Mercanta
Jorge Acuna - statistically we were calibrated in cupping.
Jorge Acuna - statistically we were calibrated in cupping.
Paol Transcends
Paol Transcends
Inoue of Wataru
Inoue of Wataru
Well, had to have one of me too.
Well, had to have one of me too.
Christian Rotsko
Christian Rotsko
Jorge and Jorge
Jorge and Jorge
Cup cleaning
Cup cleaning
Cups in the sunlight
Cups in the sunlight
color.
color.