The Cup of Excellence is a prestigious competition held annually with the goal of selecting the finest coffees of their respective countries. The process for awarding the winning coffees is rigorous blind analysis by a jury of national and international professional cuppers (tasters). The winning lots are then sent to an international auction which fetch high prices across the board. It's a win-win: normalizing higher prices for coffee growers and incentivizing these producers to grow the best possible coffees.
Specifically, this lot won 11th place in the 2018 Cup of Excellence. It was produced by Francisco Javier Montiel Valencia on his farm Huehuetecpan in Veracruz, Mexico. It is comprised of Caturra, Garnica, and Mundo Novo varieties. The coffee is absolutely delicious and deceptively complex! We taste dried cherry, cocoa and caramel.
Available in our 6 cup box or 48 cup CUBE. Each packet contains 5g of freeze dried coffee. Add 8 - 10 oz of filtered water (hot or cold), give it a stir and enjoy!