The auction of the winning specialty coffee of the Cup of Excellence (COE) Brazil 2022 will take place on January 12 at 11am Brazilian time.
All 24 international coffee winners will be available for purchase, including first place winner Antônio de Oliveira Filho from Fazenda Tijuco, in the region of Piatã, Bahia, with a score of 91.41 points.
Oliveira Filho’s took top prize with a sample from the Catuaí variety, which was described by judges for its floral aroma and unique flavour of peach, mango, chamomile, lemon, and lime with sharp and citric acidity.
Second place went to Maridalton Santana from the Sitio Bonilha farm, also in the region of Piatã, Bahia in northeast Brazil. The coffee variety that was judged was also Catuaí and scored 90.59 points. Third place went to Afonso Vinhal from the Recanto Farm, in the city of Serra do Salitre, Minas Gerais. Vinhal scored 90.53 points with the Catucaí variety.
“This year really surprised me, we had aroma profiles that were mind blowing, new styles, all the fruits that you can have in a cup, and also fabulous old school classics, with a lot of chocolate, and vanilla. To see that diversity in Brazil, is really astonishing, this development is just really beautiful,” says Raphael Braune, Judge, and co-founder of Supremo Coffee roasting company and Comandante Grinder, from Germany.
The COE is part of the ‘Brazil. The Coffee Nation’ sector project, held by the Brazil Specialty Coffee Association (BSCA) and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (ApexBrasil), and is executed in partnership with the Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE).
“Over the years since first coming here as a judge in 2007, up to now, the spectrum of quality and innovation with processing and flavour profiles, and different fermentation processes, has changed a lot, it’s a whole new world,” says ACE Executive Director Darrin Daniel.
“I think Brazil is on the world stage in terms of specialty coffee, and the quality of the coffee that we see here are as good as any coffee that you’ll see around the world in the top-quality specialty markets.”
Buyers will also be able to see varieties such as Geisha, Bourbon, Catiguá and Arara, with rare exotic flavours and aromas such as floral, passion fruit, blueberry, wild strawberry preserves, brilliant acidity and velvety body, among others, like chocolate, caramel and nuts.
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