Congrats on the Esperanza Verde! I liked that coffee a lot, along with my two personal faves, Las Golondrinas and El Sauce. And these Nicaraguans cupped awesome in general!! (Though, there wasn't a *complete* absence of potholes, but we're ALL still learning.)
Yeah, CoE is definitely having an awesome year in regards to quality. First we received the Pedra Preta Brazil in prime condition, thanks to non-jute packaging. I gave the Esperanza Colombia around 98 pts, Colombian "essence" that's as smooth as a cloud, which we should be receiving tomorrow. Huge thanks and cheers to Stumptown for teaming up on that one.
Tim, I can't wait to cup the El Salvadors here. (perhaps more to say in public *after* the auction
) Did you see that the Rank#1 Guat is a Pacamara, too?