PCCA Cupping Competition 2010
PCCA’S 10th Annual Pete McLaughlin Cupping Competition
Every year, the PCCA hosts a coffee cupping competition focusing on a single origin. This year, the producing county was Guatemala. The intent of the competition is twofold: to pay tribute to Pete McLaughlin for his enthusiasm and dedication to the PCCA for many years, and at the same time, feature a coffee producer and honor their efforts to bring us great coffee. This year, 25 samples were submitted and our panel of expert judges narrowed the field down to 10 to present to the membership. We are pleased to announce the top coffee selected by the PCCA cuppers at the event, followed by the list of the top ten coffees.
***FIRST PLACE PCCA – SAMPLE #5 ***
SUBMITTED BY ATLANTIC SPECIALTY COFFEE
Barrancas “San Cristobal Cucho” is grown in the San Marcos coffee region of Guatemala. Coffee is grown here in a series of ravines that plunge into dizzying voids, accessible via dirt road cut into the dense jungle mountains. This coffee Bourbon Variety, some two & three generations old, was was collected from small family plots. Slow maturation at this high elevation (5500-6000 ft) results in one of Guatemala‘s most complex coffees.
* 5 bags from the winning lot have been donated to the Grounds For Health Auction / Fundraiser to be held on June 2 – 4th. The winning bidder wil have first right of refusal on the remaining 110 bags of coffee from this lot!
**** Check out www.coffee.stoneworks.com to register for the Auction!
No. 2 Sample Cup #7 SHB EP Guatemala Submitted by Volcafe Specialty/ Waelti-Schoenfeld/Estate San Diego Buena Vista Geisha
No. 3 Sample Cup #9 SHB Guatemala Submitted by Unitrade Investment Corp/Unitrade Coffee, Estate/Finca FinaLa Bolsa, Region: Huehuetenango
No. 4 Sample Cup #3 SHB EP Guatemala Submitted by Cafcom Estate/Finca Huitz Matig Region: Huehuetenango
No. 5 Sample Cup #10 SHB Guatemala Submitted by Coffee Resources/Fincas Zelaya (Zelcafe) Estate/Finca Buena Vista Region: Antigua
No. 6 Sample Cup #4 SHB EP Guatemala Submitted by Cafcom Estate/Finca Linda Vista Region: Fraijanes
No. 7 Sample Cup #8 SHB Guatemala Submitted by InterAmerican/Sertinsa Estate/Finca La Esmeralda Region:Acatenango
No. 8 Sample Cup #2 SHB EP Guatemala Submitted by Cafcom Estate/Finca Entre Volcanes Region: Antigua
No. 9 Sample Cup #1 SHB EP Guatemala Submitted by Walker Coffee/Transcafe S.A. Estate/Finca of Patzicia / Chimaltenango
No. 10 Sample Cup #6 SHB Guatemala (Caturra Variety/Patio sun dried) Submitted by Café Especiales de Guatemala /Finca Los Caballitos, S.A. Region: Quiche