MILAN – The results of the Cup of Excellence Brazil 2020 were announced on Tuesday 10th November in an online event hosted by Vanusia Nogueira, Executive Director of the Brazilian Specialty Coffee Association. Luiz Ricardo Bozzi Pimenta De Sousa, a young coffee grower from Venda Nova Do Imigrante, Montanhas do Espírito Santo won the competition (Presidential Award) with a score of 90.03 points. Despite the pandemic, which caused several technical and logistical problems, the competition took place successfully.
Cup of Excellence Brazil 2020, which is held by the Brazilian Specialty Coffee Association (BSCA), in partnership with the Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) and the Brazilian Export and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil), received 655 samples of coffee from the 2020 harvest. Of this total, 628 were evaluated with a score higher than 86 points on a scale of zero to 100 in the contest.
In the National Phase, the 35 lots that qualified for the international stage maintained the high- level, being approved with an average score of 90.12 points. These coffees were evaluated, between October 26 and November 6, by experts from Japan, Australia, Norway, the United States, China, England, South Korea, as well as Brazil itself.
Here is the complete ranking of the Cup of Excellence Brazil 2020
According to the director of BSCA, Vanusia Nogueira, the high-quality standard of the coffees registered in the Cup of Excellence – Brazil 2020 shows the exceptional quality of the current harvest and reflects the educational and training work that the entity carries out with national producers.
The Executive Director of Ace Darrin Daniel said a special thanks to the farmers who supported the programme in such a tough year: “Without your work, without your craft we would not be here today”.
“Coffee brings us together in times of crisis and also in times of celebration. Today, we come together to celebrate and reward your excellence” he concluded.
Cup of Excellence Brazil 2020
The main competition for specialty coffees in the world is part of the actions of the sectoral project “Brazil. The Coffee Nation”, developed in partnership by BSCA and Apex-Brasil with a focus on the commercial promotion of the Brazilian product on the foreign market. The goal is to reinforce the image of national grains around the world and position the country as a high- quality supplier, using the latest technology resulting from research carried out.
The project also aims to showcase the exclusive certification and traceability processes adopted in the national production of specialty coffees, highlighting its socio-environmental responsibility, and incorporating a competitive advantage in Brazilian products.
Brazil. The Coffee Nation
BSCA has a partnership with the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) to carry out the project Brazil – The Coffee Nation. The project’s main objectives are to reinforce the image of green and industrialized Brazilian coffees around the world and add value to the Brazilian product.
Bsca – Brazil Specialty Coffee Association
BSCA’s commitment is to disseminate specialty coffees from all Brazilian regions, for the development of this market, working with transparency and sustainability. It is responsible for disseminating relevant information to members, exchanging experiences and promoting educational activities with partners as well as with national and international organizations. In addition, the association promotes coffee quality contests and official’s championships with professionals in the baristas, roasters and toasters categories, in partnership with international organizations such as the ACE – Alliance for Coffee Excellence and WCE – World Coffee Events.