Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting

My Cupping scores for Guatemala Cup of Excellence Coffee Competition.

I am obsessive, and keep my scores in spreadheet form as we cup the lots. It also gives me something to do during discussion, since I feel somewhat awkward at times, Anyway ...There were few lots entered compared to other CoE competitions due to several factors.

  • The auction was announced late- farmers did not have time to prepare.
  • The auction was not as "open" as it should be. Entrants had to be members of Anacafe, which costs. I am sure Anacafe would work round this so small farmers could participate (as they do in other countries) but THEY need to reach out to the farms, create a publicity campaign to get samples submitted.
  • Larger farms can best afford to participate: the sample has to come from a lot of coffee that is withheld, not sold, pending earlyu round results. A small farm can't just set aside 15 bags and not get paid for it.
  • The internal market price for coffee cherry was very high in Guatemala, Hence there was little incentive to hold back coffee and not get paid for it, pending auction results.

 

round 1 session 1 code my score est. average description
1 951 91 86.27 fruit, bright, clean, huehue, citric
2   86 82.72 sour cream, tangy, bittersweet finish
3 541 90 84.28 floral sweet choc citrus
4   86 83.2 good, clean, tangy, short finish
5   87 79.42 nutty, bourbonish, honey, lower acid - very unusual cup profile.
6   79 82.93 tight acidity, thin aftertaste
7 418 95 88.44 incredible aromatics, jasmine, cherry, mango, floral, winey acidity, EXOTIC, tropical fruit
8   84 82.4 winey acidity, sweet, nutty, barely COE
    87.25 83.7075  
round 1 session 2   my score est. average description
1   82 82 chocolate, bittersweet, too bitter, low acid
2   80 83.77 very odd vegetal quality, celantro, cabbage?
3   80 85.27 was good, one cup ove the edge winey ferment
4   79 78.85 flat drying, some sweetness
5   70 81.2 inconsistent, one cup with burnt popcorn
6 157 90 88.38 winey fruit, ripe grapefruit
7   86 85.48 dry finish, better as it cooled, clove and spice
8   82 82.3 low intensity, mirky, good body
    81.125 83.40625  
round 1 session 3   my score est. average description
1   85 83.692 clean, floral, short aftertaste
2   87 84.462 sweet winey, berry, odd undertones, finish is a bit
3   84 82.15 average good, round, good body
4   81 81.33 gritty, drying, average spice
5   79 82.38 thin, salty, grassy
6   84 84.29 odd, unique character, black pepper
7   80 84.07 one cup peasy, flattish
8 445 95 88 papaya, melon, berry, complex, peppery pacamaraish, complex, fruited, EXOTIC
    84.375 83.79675  
round 1 session 4   my score est. average description
1   86 82.93 clean. citric caramel, ferment at some tables
2   86 87.42 thin, citric lime, low intensity
3   87 84.03 berry, orange citrus, papaya, a bit muddled
4   80 78.85 little dirty but has sweetness
5 205 95 87.3 chocolate, citrus, floral, papaya, brown sugar, excellent aromatics EXOTIC
6 245 90 84.33 citrus , light clean tobacco, mint, clover, spice
7   85   citric, clean
8   76   barnyard
    85.625 84.14333333  
round 1 session 5   my score est. average description
1   83 82.72 bright, apricot peach, but finish gets tighter
2   86 83.69 odd flavor profile, chaote sweetness, a little chalky
3   83 86.07 tart, too tart, muddled cup
4   80 80.5 lower grown, hay
5   88 83.8 odd, floral, but carcdboard, paper
6   83 87.24 baked taste, but some floral
7 737 89 86.08 very nice aromatics and floral, finish a tad ught
8   88 84.28 spice floral fruit, good, solid, improving.
    85 84.2975  
round 1 session 6   my score est. average description
1 454 92 87.44 lemon citrus, super clean
2   80 82.67 peanutty cup
3   87 85.96 clean, bright, lemon grass tea
4   76 80 flat
5   78 78.54 odd, chocolate-resinous, dirty
6   88 85.35 bright odd green acidity, limey/green apple
    83.5 83.32666667  
round 2 session 1   my score est. average description
1   83 82.8 chcoclate, but a bit fruity
2   89 87.56 citrus rind, very fruited
3 614 90 87.15 lower intensity, thinner, cirtic acidity
4 545 91 88.58 lemon flower, great floral aromatics
5   87 84.85 shorter finish, fruit, clean
6 205 92 89.54 pink grapefruit skins, incredibel aromas, tropical fruit
7 221 95 87.28 bright citric, velvety body, elegant
8   87 85.15 delicate, clean short, good acidity
9   84 83.8 average
    88.66666667 86.30111111  
round 2 session 2   my score est. average description
1   80 87.07 clean? Hay? Finish? Good acidity but unsure…other liked it. Good acids, no body
2   83 84 good average, but rough
3   83 84.23 cleaner, brighter mouthfeel
4 841 91 87.92 mango, coffee cherry, papaya, lime
5   86 84.73 clean, red apple
6   85 87.17 delicaet, clean
7   82 84.7 good average
8   88 85.1 raisny, pruney
9   79 83.84 unclean in finish
10 445 93 87.23 dark fruit, black cherry juice prune , sweetness, oolong tea , . Winey, grapes.
    85 85.599  
round 2 session 3   my score est. average description
1   89 84.88 low intensity, honey lemonade, apricot,
2 148 91 83.52 winey, passionfrit, one cup nuttier? Clean?
3   84 86.48 meyer lemon, but off edgy fruit
4 813 93 87.22 clean chocolate, ripe lemon
5   79 83 very odd, contaminated, popcorn
6   79 85.58
7 454 88 88.07 apple/lime acidity, very very bright
8   87 87.3 very sour acidity, unripe lemon, but good
9   79 83.73 very odd, fish fertilizer flavor.
    85.44444444 85.53111111  
Final 10 code my score est. average description
1 454 4th 93 90.61538462 clean, ELEGANT, delicate, cake, apricot
2 445 3rd 94 91.11538462 grapefruit, finishing with rind, tea, kenya, spice, complex
3 545 5th 92 89.43478261 tangerine, caramel sweet, intense
4 614 10th 85 86.51428571 mild, hartmann-esque -cedar/tobacco
5 205 1st 97 92.38461538 rose and jasmine floral, wine, meyer lemon citrus, yirgacheffe,
6 541 7th 87 89.07692308 cherry, round, intense
7 221 8th 85 89.5 sweet, marshmallow, odd nutty finish
8 319 6th 89 90.2 kiwi-strawberry tart, odd mouthfeel
9 841 9th 89 88.46153846 organey finish, clean pine sap/cedar,
10 813 2nd 90 90.61538462 floral, orange brightness, strawberry
    90.1 89.79182991