The very first Indonesia Cup of Excellence (CoE) The Coffee Quality Competition resulted in 26 microlots of coffee from eight different Indonesian islands scoring over 87 points.
In addition to these 26 CoE winners, six coffees identified as national winners – scoring between 86.03 and 86.99, according to the international jury – are heading to auction at the end of this month.
“This historic moment for the CoE and for Indonesia marks the first time our program has taken place in this part of the world,” Cup of Excellence Executive Director Darrin Daniel said in an announcement of the competition results. “We are very pleased with the response as well as the quality of the coffees entered from this very special coffee origin.”
The Indonesia Cup of Excellence was organized in partnership with the Indonesia Specialty Coffee Association (SCAI). It was one of 12 Cup of Excellence competitions held across the world in the 2021 season, including the second Ethiopian Cup of Excellence and the first Ecuador Cup of Excellence. .
It represents a remarkable achievement in Indonesia, the largest island country in the world, renowned for its wide diversity of high-quality Arabica coffees in addition to an extensive production of Robusta.
“We have producers, cooperatives contacted by new local buyers and also international buyers, especially after the announcement of the winner,” said Andi Widjaja, CoE coordinator in Indonesia. “The program is a great way to introduce transparency and traceability and promote a sustainable industry.”
The highest-rated batch from the first CoE in Indonesia features a blend of Ateng, Gayo 1 and P88 varieties processed with honey from grower Dilen Ali Gogo and the farm Pantan Moussara in the province of Aceh. He scored 89.28, according to the international jury.
The runner-up batch is a variety of natural process Sigararutang from grower Ita Rosita and the farm Ibun Ita in Jawa Barat (West Java).
In total, the 26 winners from eight different islands reflected a range of post-harvest processing methods – two honey-processed, 13 natural-processed, nine washed-processed and two wet-hulled – with lots for sale ranging from 180 to 358 kilograms. .
The Indonesia Cup of Excellence auction is scheduled for Thursday, January 27. The National Winners Auction will run from Monday, January 24 through Friday, February 4. Details can be found here.
Daily Coffee News Staff