Cup of Excellence Holds First-Ever Peru Competition
Five lots score 90+ in the debut Cup of Excellence competition for the South American nation.
BY CHRIS RYAN
BARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE
Photos courtesy of the Alliance for Coffee Excellence
Cup of Excellence is known for its competitions around the world celebrating farmer excellence and discovering beautiful coffees. These have taken place everywhere from Mexico and many Central and South American countries to African nations like Burundi and Rwanda.
Amazingly, though, there had never been a Cup of Excellence competition in Peru, the South American country that ranks 11th in global coffee production. That changed earlier this month, when the Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE)—the nonprofit organization that operates Cup of Excellence—finally brought the competition to Peru, kicking off September 14.