Cup of excellence australia

Cup of Excellence winner to tour Australia in July

Cup of Excellence (COE) El Salvador 2018 winner Emilio Lopez Diaz of La Cumbre will tour Australia in July when he hosts Toby’s Estate’s second Knowledge Talks series of 2019. Emilio’s natural geisha took the top two spots in the 2018 COE competition, however, this was not his first time entering.
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Honduras Cup of Excellence

Honduras Cup of Excellence awards six coffees above 90 points

Desarrollos Santa Lucia has won the 2019 Honduras Cup of Excellence (COE) with a 94.84 washed Geisha from the Comayagua region. “I want to thank my father Dr Mierisch, and my brothers Erwin and Steve Mierisch for all the knowledge that they have been passed to me but most importantly for always believing in me. Last but not least thank you to the entire Fincas Mierisch team whom without this never has been possible. I am honoured to receive our first time first place in Cup of Excellence,” says Eleane Mierisch of the winning family.
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Costa RIca Cup of Excellence

Tarrazú region dominates 2019 Costa Rica Cup of Excellence

Don Dario of the Tarrazú region has won the 2019 Costa Rica Cup of Excellence (COE), with a score of 91.14 for its anaerobic processed Gesha. Tarrazú farms took out the top four spots in the Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) competition, as well as seventh, ninth, and 10th. Don Dario’s owner, Grupo Los Grandes de Copey, is a joint venture between producers Johel Monge Naranjo and Manuel Salas Araya, which also won the 2017 COE with its farm Don Antonio. Last year’s winner, Luis Ricardo Calderon Madrigal of Don Cayito farm, placed second with an anaerobic processed Gesha that scored 91.02. Don Antonio placed third, with a score of 90.88 for its washed Gesha.
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ASCA Northern Region Champion Tilly Sproule reveals winning routine

Tilly Sproule of Tim Adams Specialty Coffee has established herself as one of Queensland’s most prominent baristas, having won the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) Northern Region Barista Championship for four years in a row. “It feels incredible [to win again],” Tilly says. “I feel extremely honoured and proud.” Tilly’s routine on 15 September focused on how to make competitions concepts approachable to customers, such as terroir, coffee flavours and the stories at origin.
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Aussies buy up big at record breaking Best of Panama auction

Australian buyers have secured nine of the 39 coffee lots on offer at the Best of Panama (BoP) auction on 19 July. “The two best Geisha Washed coffees are coming to Australia,” Coffee Treasures CEO Gavin Gam says. Gavin won a share of the top-ranked Elida Estate Geisha Green Tip Washed from producer Wilford Lamastus for his new green bean sourcing company, and on behalf of roaster D’Angelo Coffee. Kew Specialty Coffee also won a stake in this top palced BoP coffee, which scored 94.66 points in the international judging and was sold for US$661.00 per pound (about $886.33 per pound). Coffee Treasures secured four other top BoP coffees, including the record breaking Elida Estate’s Geisha Green Tip Natural, which received the highest bid of a green coffee sold at auction at US$803 per pound (about $1088 per pound).
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Wilford Lamastus of Elida Estate wins both Geisha categories in 2018 Best of Panama 

Wilford Lamastus of Elida Estate has done what no other producer has achieved in the 22 years of the Best of Panama, winning both the Washed and Natural Geisha categories in the 2018 competition. In 2016, Wilford broke the Best of Panama record in the Geisha Washed category, and in this year’s event, he broke his own record. Wilford submitted four Geisha variety coffees and placed first in the Washed Geisha category with 94.66 points for a Elida Geisha Washed (EGW), first in the Geisha Natural category with 93.34 points, and 12th with his El Burro Geisha Washed on 90.87 in the Geisha Washed category.
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