Luiz Ricardo Bozzi Pimenta De Sousa wins the competition with a Catucaí 785 Pulped Natural

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We are glad to share the results of the latest Brazil Cup of Excellence, taken from a Cup of Excellence press release.

The competition was held by the Brazilian Specialty Coffee Association (BSCA), in partnership with the Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) and the Brazilian Export and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil). 655 samples of coffee from the 2020 harvest. Of this total, 628 were evaluated with a score higher than 86 points on a scale of zero to 100 in the contest.

The winning lots are the top 30 coffees that scored above an 87 by the Cup of Excellence International Jury. These coffees have each been cupped a minimum of five different times during the cupping process.

Luiz Ricardo Bozzi Pimenta De Sousa (in the picture below), a young coffee grower from Venda Nova Do Imigrante, Montanhas do Espírito Santo won the competition (Presidential Award) with a score of 90.03 points.

Here are key facts about this year’s Cup of Excellence winners:

  • 30 winning lots
  • 1 Presidential winner
  • #1 and #2 are first-time COE participants
  • 17 naturals, 13 pulped naturals
  • 6 regions represented

Below you can find the 16 coffee varieties represented in the COE Winners:

The Brazil COE Auction is December 10th

The National Winner auction is December 9th – 30th

See the full results