Specialty Coffee Association of America Awards 2011 Coffees of the Year

Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:44pm EDT

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The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) and the Roasters Guild
awarded ten specialty coffees with the "Coffees of the Year" title at its
2011 Coffees of the Year Competition, which will be celebrated at the
23rd annual SCAA Event, April 28 - May 1, 2011 in Houston, Texas. More
than 121 specialty coffee submissions, representing 17 countries,
competed in the prestigious annual event to be recognized as the best
specialty coffees from around the globe from the 2010/11 crop.
Experienced judges chose the winning coffees by cupping and thoroughly
evaluating the sensory attributes of each coffee sample entered in the
competition. The judges specifically assessed six distinct qualities of
the coffee samples including fragrance, aroma, taste, flavor, aftertaste
and body. The 2011 Roasters Guild Coffees of the Year Competition winners

Score                           89.46                        89.58
Country                       Colombia                     Honduras
Region                          Cauca                    Santa Barbara
Farm Name                     Santuario                   San Vicente
Producer Name             Camilo Merizalde            Crecencio Izaguirre
Processing Method       Dry Process / Natural        Washed and Sun-dried
Varietal                       Bourbon                       Pacas

Score                           87.09                        86.17
Country                       Guatemala                  USA / Hawaii
Region                  Fraijanes - Palencia                 Ka'u
Farm Name                El Socorro y Anexos          Kaliawa Coffee Farm
Producer Name          Juan Diego De La Cerda            Bull Kaliawa
Processing Method              Washed                       Washed
Varietal                     Maracaturra                    Typica

Score                           88.17                        92.5
Country                      El Salvador                   Colombia
Region                   Apaneca Ilamatepec         Caicedonia / Valle del
                           Mountain Range                    Cauca
Farm Name                     San Jose             Colombian Mountain Coffee
Producer Name          Juan Carlos Gregg Meza        Helena Sarria Garrido
Processing Method              Washed                       Washed
Varietal               Red, Yellow and Orange,              Geisha
                      Bourbon, Typica, Elefante

Score                           86.68                        86.7
Country                       Honduras                    El Salvador
Region                Santiago de Puringla, La       Apaneca / Ilamatepec,
                                 Paz                      Ahuachapan
Farm Name                   Los Manzanos                   San Jose
Producer Name           Teodoro Amaya Montoya       Gloria Rodriguez Fontan 
Processing Method              Washed                       Washed
Varietal                       Catuai                       Bourbon

Score                           86.67                        87.5
Country                       Guatemala                     Boliva
Region                  Barberena, Santa Rosa         Sud Yungas / La Paz
Farm Name                      Teanzul                 Takesi La Central
Producer Name               Adolfo Boppel              Mariana Iturralde
Processing Method              Washed                       Washed
Varietal                  Bourbon Amarillo                  Typica

In addition to the ten winners, a People's Choice Award will be
determined at the SCAA Event by attendees who will taste and vote for
their favorite of the ten winners of the 2011 Roasters Guild Coffees of
the Year Competition. For more information, visit www.scaaevent.org. 

    About SCAA

    The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) is the world's coffee
authority and largest coffee trade association with nearly 3,000 member
companies located in more than 40 countries. Visit www.scaa.org.

    About The Roasters Guild 

    The Roasters Guild is an official trade guild of the Specialty Coffee
Association of America that consists of specialty roasters dedicated to
the craft of roasting quality coffee and promotes quality as the
principle standard for success. The Roasters Guild advocates linking
quality product to quality ethical conduct. Visit www.roastersguild.org. 


Tara Shenson for SCAA
Phone: (562) 624-4100
Email: tshenson@scaa.org 

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