This coffee is a limited offering that we have hand picked from the top ten coffees at the Bolivia National Tournament.
Cafe Amazonia – 3rd Place Winner of the Cafe Presidencial Bolivia National Tournament (88.90 points)
This coffee earned 3rd place in the Bolivia National Tournament, which is uses the same format, same cupping form, and many of the same judges, as the Cup of Excellence.
Cup of Excellence is a world renowned annual competition, organized by the Alliance for Coffee Excellence. The several hundred entries for each origin are judged by a team known as the “National Jury”, who proceeds to select the top 40 coffees, based on a scoring sheet that is unique to Cup of Excellence, but similar to the Specialty Coffee Association form. The scoring consists of evaluating attributes such as flavor, aftertaste, sweetness, clean cup, mouthfeel, acidity, uniformity, and balance, all measured separately, and totaling them up to obtain the coffees final score. These final 40 coffees are then judged by a combination of two lead judges from the National Jury, along with a dozen or so renowned members of the worldwide coffee community known as the “International Jury”. These jury members are long time coffee professionals who have experience in Quality Evaluation, cupping, and scoring (among a wealth of other coffee knowledge), and Cafe Kreyol was selected for the international jury during this 2023 Bolivia National Tournament. These jurors spend the next week cupping, blind scoring, and judging these coffees. All scores are finally averaged to bring us the Top 20 International Winners, and the remaining Top 20 national winners.
Keep in mind that all scoring systems are different (Cup of Excellence, Coffee Review, and Q Grading using the Specialty Coffee Association form), and judge coffees on separate scales. This is why you may see a 91 from Coffee Review, that might not be as good of a coffee as a 90 from Cup of Excellence. When the scale is harder, the score becomes more impressive.
Part of our Competition Series, this natural processed Java boasts rich notes of pineapple juice and papaya. Grown on the farm “Cafe Amazonia” in Caranavi, Bolivia, this award winning nano-lot has only 150 lbs available for the season.