Cup of Excellence winners

The Cup of Excellence competition has given its 2006 awards to the
winning coffee farms in El Salvador. This year, 23 farms had the necessary score of 84, up from 17 farms in 2005. The highest rated coffee, with a score of 94, was a rainforest-certified bean of the bourbon variety from the Las Mercedes farm in Usulután. International coffee buyers will participate in an internet auction of these prize-winning coffees later this month.