Brazilian coffees selected for international phase of CoE

Cup of Excellence Brazil

Specialty coffees from Brazil have been selected for the international phase of the Cup of Excellence (CoE) Brazil, which began on Tuesday 25 October and ends on Saturday 29 October.

Forty-two samples that scored 86 and above were qualified for this phase of the competition, from varieties such as Arara, Bourbon, Catuaí, Geisha, Mundo Novo, when judges from abroad will define the 30 champions of CoE 2022.

The international judges will analyse the samples by type, color, appearance, humidity, water activity, defects and beverage quality. The samples that achieve at least 87 points will win one of the 30 spots in the contest.

The CoE Brazil, which judges the best of the best in the coffee world, is part of the ‘Brazil. The Nation of Coffee’ sector project, held by the Brazil Specialty Coffee Association (BSCA) and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (ApexBrasil), and is carried out in partnership with the Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE). This year, the international phase will be hosted by Expocaccer – Cooperative of Coffee Growers of the Cerrado, in Patrocinio, Minas Gerais – Brazil.

The winning coffees will be commercialised in an online international auction at premium prices, with the vast majority of auction proceeds going to farmers. In addition, each lot is documented through the entire process so that winning coffees are traceable to the farm and exact micro-lot.

“We are very excited with the national results and expect an amazing international phase and we expect that the Cup of Excellence will continue to promote Brazil as one of the main origins for quality and sustainable production in the world,” says Vinicius Estrela, BSCA’s Executive Director.

In 2021, first place went to Vitor Marcelo de Queiroz Barbosa after his coffee from Fazenda Cachoeira, in city of Carmo do Paranaíba, in the Cerrado Mineiro region of Brazil was awarded 90.50 points. His sample with the variety Yellow Catuaí was crowned the best specialty coffee in Brazil. At auction, the coffee hit the record average price, and it was sold to Canada, South Korea and Taiwan.

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