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Nicaragua Cup of Excellence 2006 Scoring and Cupping Comments

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round 1 session 1 my score est. average description
1 83 82.56 sweet and clean but never came together for me
2 79 83.96 peanut oily, something rough
3 90 87.24 berry, bright, clean blueberry
4 85 85.14 cinnamon spice
5 85 85.5 a little dry in the finish, but bright and citric
6 88 86.07 citric, bright nice
7 76 83.38 thin watery flat oily
8 76 84.03 thing flat ugh
9 80 85.93 average, not coe
10 76 81.7 peanut, ugh
81.8 84.551 my initial impressions off - coffees cooled differently
round 1 session 2 my score est. average description
1 85 83.97 herbal notes, apricot - up and down, unsweet
2 80 83.65 inconsistent cups, a little vinegar
3 87 86.12 acidity, lots, but trouble with finding flavors
4 81 82.51 inspid, average
5 82 83.36 milk choc, doesn’t add up, a bit drying
6 85 86.75 herbal, bright, creamy
7 86 83.86 sweet, sweet finish
8 86 84.44 odd finish, some floral
9 82 83.59 sweet but hint of astringent, drying, salty
10 76 83.32 fermenty, borderline defective
83 84.157
round 1 session 3 my score est. average description
1 90 85.87 bakers chocolate, apricot
2 76 79.93 animal
3 82 84.17 almond skin, unsweet
4 90 85.7 transparent, apricot, cream, liquor
5 76 79.13 musty, tea-like tightness, bitter dirt
6 89 85.4 silky creamy toasted almond, hersheys cocoa syrup
7 76 82.57 hazelnut, improving as it cooled, then tanked
8 84 83.1 juicy, a it dry in the finish, becoming average
9 82 85.14 improving as it cools, nut and choco, then so-so
10 83 84 oily, slickery, not high flavor attributes
82.8 83.501
round 1 session 4 my score est. average description
1 76 84.3 tangy, old drying
2 82 82.62 average, unclear, fuzzy
3 84 83.2 caramel sweet body, pungent
4 87 86.5 sweet, transparent
5 86 84.54 tight pungent intense syrupy
6 81 85.9 plain, peanuts, then winey, fermenty
7 84 83.19 bittersweet, flattening as it cools
8 80 85.04 thin, average, dirt syrup
9 85 84.5 body, spiced, butter
82.77777778 84.42111111
round 1 session 5 my score est. average description
1 78 79.2 bittering finish, just doesn't add up to much, dirty?
2 91 85.64 delicate melon, cream, herbal, mint, sweet fruited
3 83 83.63 smoked, inconsistent
4 79 84.96 gritty texture, choco - not that bad flavor
5 82 84.55 lacking sweetness
6 86 84.93 nutty, creamy, oily,
7 78 81.76 ground aspirin aftertaste, bad barbeque
8 88 83.69 fruit, balance, clean, strong aromatics
9 90 84.89 velvety chc. Fruits peach
83.88888889 83.69444444
round 1 session 6 my score est. average description
1 89 83.14 apricot tea, apple butter, spice, clove
2 88 85.5 nice sweetness, round, spicey when hot
3 84 81.47 sweet corn-maple syrup but average overall
4 88 85.6 greeen apple tangy
5 78 78.8 beef? Wine? Mollasses, flattening, not good
7 85 83.9 drying finish, almond skin
8 88 85.17 prune, then plum, round, deep dark fruit, tarry-oily
9 81 83 flattens as it cools, average otherwise
#6 removed for phenol
85.125 83.3225
round 1 session 7 my score est. average description
1 88 84.63 cedary at first, canteloupe, b/s chocolate
2 84 84.9 pineapple acidity, juicy, a little salty and cloying
3 92 85.35 sweet winey berry fruit chocolate
4 76 75.49 very bittersweet, darkroastish, but bad and smokey too
5 92 85.5 strawberry creamy balanced
6 80 79.3 average, charred, hickory smoked bbq sauce
7 86 84.66 sweet and clean with solid balance.
85.42857143 82.83285714
round 2 session 1 my score est. average description
1 86 84.2 thin sweetness, rooty?
2 84 84.93 kinda husky when hot, chocolate, good average
508 3 89 88 mulling spice, cinnamon-clove, sweet red pepper
4 83 85.22 clean nutty, a little wet cardboard when cool
529 5 92 85.4 juicy, raspeberry, light molasses sweetness
6 86 very roasty, pungent, rootbeer -reroasting this one
604 7 89 84.15 sassfrass, cedar, fatty, creamy, milk chocolate
500 8 88 85.8 balanced, creamy, round.
9
87.125 85.38571429
round 2 session 2 my score est. average description
1 80 82.58 smokey, lapsang souchong, tangy choc
2 84 81.23 balanced and sweet, but too thin
533 3 91 87.26 clean, thin, buttery finish, winey, citrus too
4 82 84.07 average, too thin
5 86 85.77 nuts and choco, maple cream
6 82 83.03 nutty, choco, dry
7 86 84.07 good structure, dry finish but I like
544 8 88 86 fruits, choco, some bittering, then earl grey
9
84.875 84.25125
round 2 session 3 my score est. average description
1 85 84.77 sweet but thinning
2 81 82.35 average
3 PHENOL
644 4 88 86.39 cane sugar sweetness, very sweet
5 83 84.24 sweet finish but ashy issue
6 86 85.3 berry, sweet, cream, but at end , ferment? Overripe?
7 81 82.63 thinner, biting finish
519 8 88 85.68 hazelnut butter, sweet, winey finish
9 almendra? Castanilla - hazelnut
84.57142857 84.48
round 2 session 4 my score est. average description
1 82 83.4 thinning, tightness, bitter
574 2 92 86.48 fruited, sweet, pear
3 85 82.24 bittering roastiness, choc, fruit, pungent
4 79 85.15 very dry finish
507 5 90 85.26 fruited, very creamy
6 80 84.69 tight finish
7 78 82.23 bisquity, grainy - roast issue?
633 8 90 84.29 birght chocolate and apple
9
84.5 84.2175
round 2 session 5 my score est. average description
504 1 90 84.29 red apple, sweet, tangy finish, sugar sweetness
2 87 84.07 sweet, burned sugar sweetness
3 phenolic - was a nice coffee though
4 82 85.36 clean, tangy, but some goldenseal
578 5 91 86.48 lime acidity, clove spice,
6 85 81.7 too roast, but a sweetness prevails
7 85 84.23 choc and cinnamon, perhaps orangey
8 82 84.96 flattens to a dry finish
9
86 84.44142857
final 10 my score est. average description
500 1 88 88.32142857 choc bittersweet, dk toasted almond, canteloupe as it cools
585 2 88 91.37037037 hazelnut, , milk choco, nutella, butter flavor, lime acidity
529 3 89 91 thick, sweet lemon and cream, cedary?
533 4 89 89.33333333 nicely structured chocolate with cedar
644 5 90 90.33333333 exotic aromas, unique light malt syrup
508 6 86 87.88 floral, sweet tangy, light honey, some chaote vegetal (?)
574 7 91 89.7826087 sweet floral, honey cream, jasmine aroma
578 8 92 91.2 pointed, piquant flavors, light whipped cream, sweet orange
519 9 phenolic - was a nice coffee though
544 10 95 88.92 creamy, fruited passionfruit to fruit salad, honeysuckle, very floral aromatics, my favorite for overall cup completeness.
89.77777778 89.7934527
The winning lots are coffees scoring 84 points and above in each cupping by both the Honduras National jury and the Cup of Excellence® International Jury. These coffees have each been cupped a minimum of five different times during the cupping process.
Lot # Farm Farmer Score
1 El Progreso José Noel Talavera 91.60
2 Santa Fe Rosalío Mejía Medina 91.04
3 El Cipres Domingo Herrera Ruiz 90.71
4 Cerro del Cielo Mauricio Vilchez Urbina 90.10
5 San Miguelito Pedro Antonio Agurcia Moncada 89.56
6 Coop. La Unión Ibis Garcia, Maria Mejia, Teodoro Garcia/ Prodecoop 88.67
7 La Carolina Andres Figueroa Lopez 88.58
8 Coop Luis Alberto Vasquez Luis A Vasquez, Maria Gomez, Mario Torrez, Santos Martinez/Prodecoop 87.48
9 Los Angeles Pastora Peralta Sequeira 87.42
10 Santa Isabel Jaime Armando Lovo Moncada 86.41
11 Coop Justo Pastor Herrera Jorge Gonzalez Amador, Miguel Adolfo Gamez, Nelson Omar Gamez 85.98
12 Terra Linda/San Antonio Maria Tereza Tercero Alfaro 85.96
13 La Pradera David Ariel Lovo Gutierrez 85.67
14 Los Laureles Orlando López Osorio 85.65
15 San Ramón Donald Roque Lopez 85.50
16 Cipreses de Loma Fría Emilio Gutierrez Q. 85.24
17 San Antonio Ofelia Vasquez Funes 85.09
18 La Esperanza Salatiel de Jesús Zavala Ferrufino 84.98
19 La Florida Fernando López Sauceda 84.83
20 La Santisima Mario Vilchez Urbina 84.80
21 La Locura del Uruguayo Juan Cáceres Pintos 84.78
22 Villa Guadalupe Francisco Moncada Midence 84.76
23 Las Mercedes Carlos Flores Chavarria/Cecocafen 84.50
24 Cooperativa 5 de junio Cooperativa 5 de Junio 84.46
25 El Suyatal Luis Emilio Valladarez Zelaya 84.31

International jury members for the 2006 Nicaragua Cup of Excellence competition

Name Country Company
Head Judge
Paul Songer USA ACE
North America
Stephen Vick USA Stumptown
EJ Dawson USA Intelligentsia
Tom Owen USA Sweet Maria’s Coffee
Vincent Iatesta USA Café Pronto
Erna Knutsen USA Knutsen Coffees, Ltd.
George Howell USA Terroir Coffee
Carl Rand USA Durango Coffee Co.
Oren Bloostein USA Oren’s Daily Roast
Erika Hernandez USA Elan Organic Coffees
Shannon Simpson USA Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
Peter Giuliano USA Counter Culture Coffee
Becky McKinnon Canada Timothy’s World Coffee
Lay Yong Tan Canada Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op Ltd.
Europe
Andreas Giest Berliner-Berliner Germany Kaffeeroesterei Giest & Compangnon GmbH & Co.KG
Vytautas Kratulis Lithuania UAB
Katerina Salamatina Russia Federation Berty’s Coffee
Joost Leopold Netherlands The Golden Coffee Box
Soren Sylvest Denmark Estate Coffee
Asia
Kentaro Maruyama Japan Maruyama Coffee
Eiji Yamada Japan Yamada Coffee
Daisuke Tanaka Japan Milton Coffee Roastery
Ms. Yumi Kosaka Japan E-com Japan Limited
Joe Hsu Taiwan Orsir Coffee Company
Observers
Minke van Rees Netherlands DOEN Foundation
Mark Stell USA Portland Roasting Co
Kazuya Uchida Japan Uchida Coffee
Geoff Watts USA Intelligentsia

 


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