2015 ACE Cup of Excellence Awards

2nd Place Winner at the 2015 Mexico Cup of Excellence

ACE_Cup_of_Excellence_logoAn international jury of 16 and 3 local judges met in April to award the prestigious Cup of Excellence to the best coffees in Mexico. Sponsored by the Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE). This premier coffee competition and auction is considered to be the highest award given to top scoring coffees.

Our coffee grower Finca Kassandra placed 2nd in the 2015 Mexico Cup of Excellence, missing the top coffee score by just 1/2 point!

“Every judge I talked to constantly remarked on how impressed they were with the coffees from Mexico. In particular the amazing diverse flavor profiles and deep sweetness that the coffees presented’” says judge Andy Newbom.

The level of scrutiny that Cup of Excellence coffees undergo is unmatched. All of the Cup of Excellence award winners are cupped at least five times (the top ten are cupped again) during the three-week competition. Literally hundreds of cups are smelled, tasted and scored based on their exemplary characteristics.

Congratulations once again go out for the truly outstanding work done at Finca Kassandra to grow, pick and roast some of the best coffees on the market!ACE_logo