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Donor Shout Out – Round Two

Posted in coffee, coffee roasting, home roasting, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 4, 2010 by Chad

Another quick post to thank more of folks that have set up the this year’s home roasters’ auction for Coffee Kids, Bids for Coffee Kids for success.

Many thanks to Nelson Valverde of Invalsa Coffee, who donated  ten-pound lots of two different Cup of Excellence coffees and three microlots from Bolivia.  All of the Bolivian lots just arrived, and the CoE lots are from the 2009 Coe in Costa Rica and Guatemala.  All lots were vacuum packed in the country of origin.  Thank you, Invalsa!

Many thanks to Craig Holt, Karen KasKaren Kazmierczak, and the rest of the folks at Atlas Coffee Importers, who donated two separate lots to the auction: 10 lbs. of El Salvador Los Pirineos Pacamara and 15 lbs. of Brazil Samambia Peaberry Yellow Bourbon Pulp Natural.  Thank you, Atlas!

Many thanks to Connie Blumhardt, Kelly Stewert, and the rest of the folks at Roast Magazine.  Connie has contributed two one-year subscriptions to Roast, as well as two full sets of back issues.  Thank you Roast Magazine!

Many thanks to Jeff Woods, Paul Balmer, and the rest of the folks at Dillanos Coffee Roasters, who have donated another graphic design project like last year.  Last year’s winner is more than happy with the result, which you can see at the top of the page.  Dillanos’ graphic designers are wonderful to work with, and can easily translate your vision and mission into a logo that pops.  Thank you Dillanos!

Stay tuned to more shout outs to all the wonderful folks who have contribute d to this year’s auction.  Bidding on the month-long lots will be open until May 29th, and bidding on Week One lots will continue until 6:00 pm Central (US) on Saturday May 8th.  Week Two lots will open at 6:01 pm Central (US), Saturday May 8th, over at our host the Green Coffee Buying Club (free registration required).

Costa Rica 2009 Cup of Excellence – Winning Farms

Posted in coffee, coffee cupping, coffee roasting with tags , , , , , , on May 15, 2009 by Chad

The 2009 Costa Rica Cup of Excellence competition completed May 8th.  The international jury awarded the Cup of Excellence to twenty-four lots.  Samples should be shipping to prospective buyers in the next few weeks.  Royal Coffee New York will be hosting a cupping at the RPM Warehouse on May 29th, which I will be attending.  Stay tuned for news on the cupping, and post-auction discussion of buying groups and any lots we’ve won.

Full listing of the winning lots can be found here; I’ve also reproduced them below.  Several farms are repeat winners from last year.  Many thanks to the regular twitter and blog updates from Jason Prefontaine, of Fratello Coffee Roasters.  Word on the street is that he’s designed a pretty nice espresso machine, too. Those of us following the action from afar greatly appreciate your efforts to provide regular updates, even with the spotty wifi, Jason.

Lot Farm Farmer Score
1 Bella Vista Josué Bonilla Solís 90.00
2 Fuego Manuel Barrantes R. 89.35
3 Calle de Copey-Coopedota R.L. Jorge Ureña Zuñiga, Ana Isabel Ureña Hidalgo, Luis… 89.12
4 Finca Barrantes Manuel Barrantes Zúñiga 89.06
5 Cafetín Timothy Michael Obrien 88.85
6 La Planada Arnaldo Barrantes Zúñiga 88.53
7 Corralillo Isaac Navarro Ceciliano, Iván Fernández Badilla 88.35
8 San Pedro – Coopedota R.L. Lesmes Vega Navarro, Luis Fernando Blanco Zúñiga, … 87.74
9 Bello Horizonte Sara Quirós Díaz , Manuel Adrian Quesada Mora 87.32
10 El Pedregal Minor Leiva Núñez 86.11
11 La Pira Carlos Ureña Ceciliano 86.06
12 La Medina – Coopedota R.L. Morayma Murillo Delgado, Jorge Enrique Retana Bren… 85.53
13 Puerto Rico – Coopedota R.L. Miguel Agüero Elizondo, Coopedota R.L., Roberth Ch… 85.50
14 La Loma Luis Pablo Bonilla Solis 84.67
15 Flor del Café Carlos Barrantes Zúñiga 84.61
16 El Alto Rose Mary Fallas Duran 84.58
17 Agua José Cárdenas 84.56
18 El Cedral – Coopedota R.L. 84.56
19 El Quemado – Coopedota R.L. Miguel A. Hernández Rivera, Eduardo Vega Sánchez, … 84.36
20 Carrizal Melvin Gamboa Angulo 84.28
21 Miguel Hernán Osvaldo González López 84.17
22 Mirella Francisca Cubillo Salas 84.14
23 San Tiago Marvin Enrique Sánchez Godínez 84.14
24 Entre Manzanos Lydia Matamoros Agüero 84.08