Just finished participating in the Bolivia cup of excellence auction. It started at 2pm UK time and finished at 8pm and its been a grueler. But we set out with the plan of buying lot 25, and we stuck with it. Right up to the point it was the 12 most expensive coffee, but I really loved this coffee and think we have bagged a truly wonderful coffee. We’ve secured all of it so no sharing on this one.
I met Mario the owner of the farm whilst on the trip (see picture below), and really took to him, so I was keen to see how I liked the coffee, and it works out I loved it. We’ve exchanged a few emails and I love the work Mario is doing to raise his quality on the farm. Instead of saying its all good he separates the quality from his commercial coffee.
We also secured some of lot 20 a consistent coffee I enjoyed in the competition Sharing it with some of our good friends in the UK industry. So now its time to sit back and wait the eternity for it to arrive from land locked Bolivia.
While the auction was going on they too some photos of the owners seeing the prices coming in. Take a look