With this new bundle, you are truly tasting a cup of excellence. This combo pack features two Diamond Reserve Guatemalan Gesha beans, both of which scored high enough to place in the "Cup of Excellence" competition. The first coffee, our Guatemala Mama Cata, placed 8th and is the highest-rated coffee to come to the US this year. That means it must be special and it does not disappoint. Our second bean, the Guatemala Bella Vista, placed 15th and we're honestly surprised it didn't score higher. The way this coffee balances delicacy with complexity is mind-blowing. Both coffees display the best parts of a traditional Guatemalan flavor profile with the best parts of a Gesha bean.
What is the "Cup of Excellence" Competition?
The "Cup of Excellence" competition began in 1999 by the Alliance for Coffee Excellence and is the most prestigious competition and auction for high-quality coffees. Thousands of coffees from around the world are submitted each year and undergo an intense level of scrutiny by industry experts. The winning coffees are then sold in global online auctions at premium prices, with the majority of auction proceeds going to the farmers. This newest coffee is our second Cup of Excellence award-winning bean. Not only is it a privilege to acquire such exceptional coffee, but we love that we can support an auction that gives back to the coffee community and recognizes the hard work of the farmers.