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Jeff’s Central American Travels

Jeff is off and running in Central America! He started in Costa Rica to visit Hacienda La Minita, the farm where we get our acclaimed Costa Rican coffee. He has taken several pictures throughout his trip, as well as writing a blog about his experiences. After a few days there he moved on to Panama… Continue Reading

COLOMBIA ROUND 2 – COE – Photos

COLOMBIA ROUND 2 – COE

It’s been a long couple of days. We cupped the top 41 coffees yesterday in a marathon cupping session that lasted until 7pm. I think Colombia represented itself very well yesterday producing a number of coffees that were scored over 90, but also several that will not make the final cut out of those 41… Continue Reading

CUPPING ROUND 1 – COLOMBIA COE continued…

It has been a really long day here in Neiva, Colombia. But the good news is, we’ve narrowed the coffees from 80 to 40. And even better, as I blogged yesterday, the coffees today were outstanding! Thats great news! The top 10 should really be outstanding when we are done with our work. Thursday is… Continue Reading

CUPPING ROUND 1 – COLOMBIA COE

It was early Tuesday morning when we entered the “Centro de Convenciones – Jose Eustacio Rivera” in Neiva, Colombia. And we didn’t waste any time. The 32 jury members, including myself, from around the world headed straight for the cupping tables. To be honest…most of us passed on our morning cup at the hotel, knowing… Continue Reading

PHOTO BLOG!

A few photos from the early days of the competition. Enjoy! Jeff

MORNING CALIBRATION

We just finished the morning “calibration” cupping and I believe we have an excellent crew here for this competition. They’re seemed to be a real understanding of the score sheet and what quality the Cup of Excellence demands. We will return this afternoon to cup another seven coffees. Following the cupping we will discuss and… Continue Reading

Welcome to Neiva – Colombia CoE

Welcome to Neiva, Department of Huila, Colombia. I’ve landed in Neiva, Colombia as part of my never ending quest to find the best coffees the world has to offer. You might remember, or have tried coffees, from other Central / South American competitions PTs participated in earlier this year or last. In the fall of… Continue Reading

Have you tried our Colombia CoE

PTs Coffee Roasting Co. Have you tried our Colombia El Palacio? It is great coffee that we purchased in last fall’s Colombian Cup of Excellence internet auction. The coffee actually placed 4th in the competition (I was on the jury – see inset – for this particular coffee) but for us, it was the best… Continue Reading