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TANZANIAN SPECIALTY COFFEE AUCTION

TANZANIAN SPECIALTY COFFEE AUCTION

The Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE), in partnership with Portland Global Initiatives and the Ngorongoro Coffee Group announced the 2021 Tanzania Ngorongoro Private Collection Auction to be held online on February 2, 2021.

The 5 producers:

  • Acacia Hills Coffee
  • Ngila Estate
  • Finagro
  • Tembo Tembo
  • Shangrila

A total of 27 winning green coffees scoring between 85.31 and 90.31 points cupped by the Alliance of Coffee Excellence will be featured at the online auction.

Acacia Hills Farm

Coffee lots from Ngorongoro group member Acacia Hills Coffee Estate took six of the top 10 spots in the coffee quality competition, including the top two spots with two different washed-process Gesha coffees, scoring 90.31 and 89.92.

The third-place scoring 89.46 went a AA washed-process Kent variety from Ngila Estate located on the edge of a cloud forest next to the Ngorongoro Crater.

Ngila Estate Farm

Tanzania 2021 Coffee Auction

RankScoreFarmGRADEVARIETALPROCESSKILOS
190.31Acacia Hills CoffeePBGeshaWashed96
289.92Acacia Hills CoffeeAAGeshaWashed251
389.46Ngila EstateAAKentWashed533
489.23Acacia Hills CoffeeABGeshaNatural68
589.1Ngila EstateAAKentHoney533
688.42Acacia Hills CoffeeAAGeshaNatural69
788.21Ngila EstateAA/AB/PBKentBarrique26
887.77Ngila EstateAAKentNatural137
987.63Acacia Hills CoffeeAAGeshaHoney611
1087.25Acacia Hills CoffeePBGeshaHoney211
1187.21FinagroAbove Screen 14SL 28Full Cherry Masceration12.5
1287.19Acacia Hills CoffeeABGeshaWashed251
1387.17Ngila EstateAASL28N Block NdegeWashed533
1487.15Acacia Hills CoffeeABGeshaHoney251
1587.02Tembo TemboABKent’Kati’Washed611
1686.98Ngila EstateAAKent Block 1Washed175
1786.81Tembo Tembo15+ ScreenKentHoney671
1886.71Ngila EstateAA/AB/PBGeshaWashed31
1986.6Ngila EstateAABourbon/KentWashed533
2086Ngila EstateAA/AB/PBKent Block 4D2Washed63
2185.9FinagroAbove Screen 14BatianFully Washed108
2285.79FinagroAbove Screen 14BatianFully Washed499
2385.67FinagroAbove Screen 14BatianFull Cherry Masceration197
2485.65FinagroAbove Screen 14Kent/ BourbonFull Cherry Masceration40
2585.46Tembo TemboAAKent’Kati’Washed611
2685.33Acacia Hills CoffeeAAPacamaraWashed369
2785.31ShangrilaApenradeWashed653

The 27 winning lots range from 20 to 600 kilos, and bidding will begin at $4.50 per pound, according to ACE.

Registration for the coffee auction costs $25, while a limited number of sample sets featuring the auction coffees are for sale at $350, including the registration fee.

More info on the auction is available here.

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