2008 Cup of Excellence El Salvador

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2008 Cup of Excellence El Salvador

Postby Luis Rodriguez on Thu May 08, 2008 7:25 pm

Hi All,

We've been kind of busy lately with SCAA and everything, but want to let you know the winners from our CoE now posted here:

http://www.cupofexcellence.org/CountryPrograms/ElSalvador/2008Program/WinningFarms/tabid/427/Default.aspx

or here:
http://www.elsalvadorcoe.com/content.asp?mid=44

and other info related to stats from winners here:
http://www.elsalvadorcoe.com/content.asp?mid=5&mid2=82&mid3=76

More info on individual farms and pics will be uploaded soon on http://www.cupofexcellence.org and http://www.elsalvadorcoe.com

cheers,

Luis

PS: Thanks to all the international cuppers that helped us select these beautiful coffees..! we hope to upload pics and videos for you all.... ;)
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Re: Cup of Excellence El Salvador 2008 winning farms

Postby SL28ave on Thu May 08, 2008 7:39 pm

Thanks, Luis! I'm also looking forward to the individual farm info!
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Re: Cup of Excellence El Salvador 2008 winning farms

Postby Alistair Durie on Tue May 13, 2008 9:26 pm

Does anyone have their samples yet? Can't wait to cup these coffee's again.

started to put some of my photo's online: http://www.flickr.com/photos/elysian
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Re: Cup of Excellence El Salvador 2008 winning farms

Postby Luis Rodriguez on Thu May 15, 2008 6:55 pm

Most of the samples were shipped earlier this week and you should be getting the email confirmation today.... I also uploaded some pics here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7636502@N0 ... 082269461/

cheers,

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Re: 2008 Cup of Excellence El Salvador

Postby Joe Hsu on Mon May 19, 2008 6:34 am

Here also some photos:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/26785440@N08/

:wink: cheers~

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Re: 2008 Cup of Excellence El Salvador

Postby Alistair Durie on Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:31 pm

the listing of winning farms has been updated with full details: http://www.cupofexcellence.org/CountryP ... fault.aspx
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Re: 2008 Cup of Excellence El Salvador

Postby sweetmarias on Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:32 pm

Alistair wrote:the listing of winning farms has been updated with full details: http://www.cupofexcellence.org/CountryP ... fault.aspx


i think the number 1 farm might be named after a tijuana discoteca by the same name "la illusion" from the '80s. A lot of coffee farmers know about it.
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Re: 2008 Cup of Excellence El Salvador

Postby sweetmarias on Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:34 pm

oh, also everyone should know that bidding on the #4 lot requires that you change your cell phone number right after the auction, and never travel in el salvador unattended again ... it's for your own good...
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Re: 2008 Cup of Excellence El Salvador

Postby sweetmarias on Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:52 pm

does anyone know why there are so many lots in the auction ... i.e. why did the jury rate so many over 84 ? Just wondering if anyone there has any insight.

nix my last post. just trying to be funny (again) . but it's not much of a joke anyway...
sweetmarias wrote:oh, also everyone should know that bidding on the #4 lot requires that you change your cell phone number right after the auction, and never travel in el salvador unattended again ... it's for your own good...
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Re: 2008 Cup of Excellence El Salvador

Postby Luis Rodriguez on Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:32 pm

Well, Tom...I would say that it is because El Salvador ROCKS! :D … I do believe we did have farms that clearly stood out this year; I think this event has helped our growers tremendously to be more aware of quality specifically in harvesting perfectly ripe cherries. El Salvador has been training cuppers and roast masters to achieve better results and also investing in water systems that definitely made a difference I would guess (according to Paul Songer this made a BIG difference this year). But perhaps, we should ask any international cupper around here to let us know what they think as well…

We also had a smaller crop this year that might have helped quality overall... Anyhow, this gave us all the opportunity to show off all the beautiful coffees of this country!

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Re: 2008 Cup of Excellence El Salvador

Postby Luis Rodriguez on Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:04 pm

Hey all... additional to the individual info on coe webpage there's some more info here:

Spiderweb graphs of all 36 winning farms: http://www.consejocafe.org.sv/coe2008/esacoespider.xls

Maps of 36 farms:
http://maps.google.es/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&h ... 9b36a9a131

Map shots:
http://www.consejocafe.org.sv/coe2008/mapsesacoe.ppt

cheers,

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Re: 2008 Cup of Excellence El Salvador

Postby Joe Hsu on Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:08 pm

Maybe Santa Ana region recovery form the eruption and rich harvest this year was one of the reason why there were many lots go to the auction.also, there were 12 winner lots came from Santa Ana region.
During cupping we always think about the character of the sample and gave the appropriate
score , to be honest those coffee were really beautiful and the national judges really did an amazing works they really selected the best lots go to the international jury stage.
I also felt there were too many lots go to the auction, some times it will not get good price for the coffee, but those winner lots they deserved to have the chance and should be credit in better price.
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Re: 2008 Cup of Excellence El Salvador

Postby Mark Prince on Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:25 pm

Luis Rodriguez wrote:Hey all... additional to the individual info on coe webpage there's some more info here:

Spiderweb graphs of all 36 winning farms: http://www.consejocafe.org.sv/coe2008/esacoespider.xls

Maps of 36 farms:
http://maps.google.es/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&h ... 9b36a9a131

Map shots:
http://www.consejocafe.org.sv/coe2008/mapsesacoe.ppt

cheers,

Luis



That's pretty friggin' cool. Is this a CoE initiative to do all this, or local to El Sal? I'd like to see this for all future auctions!

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Re: 2008 Cup of Excellence El Salvador

Postby sweetmarias on Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:51 pm

all this additional information is excellent - love the google earth file, very helpful. thanks so much ... el salvador is my already my favorite central america COE, this just makes me appreciate how well-organized it is ... -tom
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Re: 2008 Cup of Excellence El Salvador

Postby Steve on Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:37 pm

Its 100% El Salvador having there act together Mark and doing an ace job of sharing information. I'm a huge fan of the consejo and the amazing work they do, big hats off to them and Luis who does lots of this work.

El Salvador really have there heads screwed on when it comes to sharing extra info
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Re: 2008 Cup of Excellence El Salvador

Postby Luis Rodriguez on Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:25 pm

Holaaa!

Thanks for all your kind words... we are trully happy that u appreciate our efforts to bring together growers with roasters, importers and also your clients through information... anyway, everything we do is teamwork at the consejo and we feel very very excited to get positive feedback from you...

Yet, we have another exciting news for you, we'll be enjoying LIVE VIDEO from San Salvador, El Salvador so you will be able to see (or listen) what's going on during the auction... here's what u need to do:

1.Open Windows Media Player (Mac users...download WMP for mac or use quick time i really don't know but u will find a way...) and right click over the menu bar.
2.Go to the File menu and click over “Open URL” (Ctrl+U). This will display a dialog box:
3.On the dialog box you will have just to type or copy this address - http://168.243.88.66:8080 and click enter
4.The video will start buffering depending on you internet connection speed.

Auction: Thursday... June 5
6:00 AM (Los Angeles), 9:00 AM (New York), 2:00 PM (London), 3:00 PM (Oslo) and 10:00 PM (Tokyo). Looking forward to see you all bidding! ;)

Respects!

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Re: 2008 Cup of Excellence El Salvador

Postby IanClark on Thu Jun 05, 2008 3:48 am

Agreed... Luis, Maria Jose & team are doing an awesome job! Can't wait to see the feed today. I'll be watching while tasting a few auction samples! Best of luck to the producers today!

Edit: I like the way you guys think... all in favour of making Guns N Roses the official band of the Cup of Excellence??
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Re: 2008 Cup of Excellence El Salvador

Postby Bob Arceneaux on Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:27 am

Even with the help of our saavy IT department, we can't get that link to open.
Is anyone getting the transmission?
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Re: 2008 Cup of Excellence El Salvador

Postby Steve on Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:58 am

It worked from 2pm (UK) until 3:30pm then nothing since :(

Shame but I guess we crashed it :)
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Re: 2008 Cup of Excellence El Salvador

Postby andynewbom on Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:30 pm

the prices were obscenely low for these coffees! DANG! #2 at only $9.55?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? I actually clicked on the bid button to make one final run at it with Ritual when it dissapeared and closed!!!

man oh man. some smoking deals on this auction!
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Re: 2008 Cup of Excellence El Salvador

Postby Steve on Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:13 pm

I think $20 is quite high (or at least my bank manager does).
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Re: 2008 Cup of Excellence El Salvador

Postby andynewbom on Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:26 pm

not for the number one coffee. it was awesome. and number two was worth at least 12-15. just couldnt get a big enough group together in time. :(
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Re: 2008 Cup of Excellence El Salvador

Postby Alistair Durie on Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:31 pm

Auction results: http://www.cupofexcellence.org/CountryP ... fault.aspx

congratulations to buyers! I particularly liked #1, 2, 6, 10 and 12, I would have put my money on #6 if I had some, though great to know that one won't be shipping too far away.
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Re: 2008 Cup of Excellence El Salvador

Postby Steve on Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:31 pm

I guess eight hours to get a bid in wasn't long enough, I know I was glad I could go home. Its been a long day :)

The record was broken for the highest price paid in previous auctions and feedback from Susie was the producers were very happy with the results.
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Re: 2008 Cup of Excellence El Salvador

Postby Luis Rodriguez on Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:44 pm

Dear all!

thanks for these nice comments... we are really happy, as Steve said we broke all previous records and everyone was thrilled after the auction... I personally end up celebrating a while ago :wink: but will resume shortly this weekend if you know what i mean!

Anyhow..very sorry for those who had trouble watching the live video we will try to get a better platform next year, if had some troubles with some firewalls but we had a lot of people that had a decent connection as well... In the meantime, here's a link with some pictures from the auction day in San Salvador: http://www.flickr.com/photos/7636502@N08

thanks and congratulations to all winning bidders and growers as well!

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