Brazilian TV EPTV reports how Cup of Excellence is proceeding as our coffee hunter cups some of the competing coffees with his colleagues from the jury
Today is the second day of the 20th anniversary edition of Cup of Excellence, held in Lavras, Brazil. As you know, our founder Jordan Dabov is once again part of the international jury there.
What are the expectations of COE Brazil 2019
Brazilian television EPTV reported on the work of the jurors from 30 countries, directly from the cupping hall at the Federal University of Lavras, Minas Gerais. As the television reporter talks to the Executive Director of the Brazilian Specialty Coffee Association (BSCA), Vanusia Maria Carneiro Nogueira, we can see our coffee hunter tasting one of the competing coffees to determine its qualities.
Last year, the winner of the COE Brazil sold the winning lot of 6 bags for 73,000 reais each. According to Vanusia Nogueira, however, there has been a steady decline in coffee prices globally over the last two years, which is why organizers will consider it a success if at least such a price is reached at the online auction.
The international jury will cup 40 coffee selected by the national COE jury. They are from the states of Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo, Bahia and others. The winneris in different categories will be known on Saturday and the online auction will take place on November 26th.
What is new on COE Brazil 2019
“Our contest, where the best Brazilian specialty coffees compete, demonstrates continuity and development because today many of the finalists and champions of previous years participate,” said Mrs Nogueira. – The curious element this year is the anaerobic processed coffees, which is a worldwide novelty. Producers look for different flavors through this fermentation process that is similar to that used in wine or beer. “
And the jurors who have tried them have told the television reporter that in 2019, Brazil again offers high quality and original taste.
Watch the video here.
And taste our anaerobic coffee – Costa Rica by Dabov!