History was made in Brazil recently when for the first time ever, a woman won the country’s first place ribbon in the Cup of Excellence competition. Cinthia Dias Villela from Nossa Senhora Aparecida of the Carmo de Minas region is the big winner.
Cinthia’s coffee scored a crazy amazing 92.22 points—a new record for the Late Harvest competition!
Coffees that score 90 or above qualify for the esteemed Cup of Excellence Presidential Award, and besides Cinthia’s coffee, two others made the grade: Lot #2, Fazenda Paraíso of Conceição das Pedras with 90.25 points and Lot #3, Sítio da Serra of Carmo de Minas at 90.19 points.
The winning lots will be auctioned on March 4, 2014 on the Alliance for Coffee Excellence website. Auction preview cuppings will be held in select locations worldwide beginning in late February.