The 20th Honduras Cup of Excellence (CoE) competition has resulted in wins for 25 different farmers from 10 different municipalities whose high-quality green coffees are heading to an online auction on Tuesday, Aug. 16.
In partnership with the Honduran Coffee Institute (IHCAFE), the program included two coffees that reached 90+ points, according to the international jury results.
A washed-process, Gesha-variety coffee from the farm La Salsa that was produced by Benjamin Paz Muñoz in the department of Santa Barbara scored 91.25.
A washed-process blend of the Gesha and Pacamara Amarillo varieties produced by the Mierisch family in Comayagua at the farm Santa Lucia scored 90.03 points.
Yet another washed-process Gesha from Santa Barbara, produced by David Omar Muños Ulloa at the farm La Colmena, placed third in the competition with a score of 89.5 points.
“I am filled with gratitude for having achieved this goal,” winner Benjamin Paz Muñoz said in announcement from the organizers. “It is a dream come true. Not only do I win, but I also win a community and an entire region. The cup has returned to the state of Santa Barbara.”
In addition to the Aug. 16 CoE auction, the organizers are preparing a “National Winners” auction for 14 other microlots that scored between 85.76-86.94 following the competitions rigorous judging process. That auction will run Aug. 8-19. Click here for more information about auction registration or pre-auction samples.
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