Kape Pilipino Cup Quality Competition Official Rules

EVENT

Kape Pilipino: Philippine Coffee Board Inc.’s First Annual Cup Quality Competition
March 1-4, 2017
Cavite State University

PARTICIPANTS
Anyone engaged in the production of coffee in the Philippines, including but not limited to coffee cooperatives, farmers, processors and exporters.

Participant categories and subcategories
Samples shall be categorized as follows:

  • Robusta coffee: for samples of Coffea canephora, commonly known as Robusta. This is an official category, meaning a cupping score result will be posted for each competitor and awards will be given to the first, second, and third places of the category. Subcategories include (1.a) washed and (1.b) honey & natural. An honorable mention will be received by the best coffee of each subcategory.
  • Arabica coffee: for samples of Coffea arabica. This is an official category, meaning a cupping score result will be posted for each competitor and awards will be given to the first, second, and third places of the category. Subcategories include (2.a) washed and (2.b) honey & natural. An honorable mention will be received by the best coffee of each subcategory.
  • Liberica and Excelsa coffees: for samples of Coffea liberica (commonly known as “Barako” coffee), including Coffeea liberica dewevrei (the latter also known as Excelsa coffee). This is an unofficial category – cupping results will not be given and only a “Judges’ Selection” honorable mention will be received by the preferred coffee of each type (Liberica and Excelsa).

SAMPLES
Each entrant may submit a maximum of one (1) sample of each category. Samples must be 5kg each in green coffee with moisture content of 9-11%. Samples not meeting one or more of these requirements will be disqualified and any entrance fee forfeited. Competition is open to the first one-hundred-and-ten (110) samples received.

The entry forms that must accompany each of the samples submitted are available from PCBI. The entry form must be filled out and attached to the sample bag or included in the bag. Processing (fully washed, pulped or dried natural)

FEES

  • smallholder farmer communities P500
  • cooperatives P1250
  • Estates P5000
  • Exporters P7500

All fees should be deposited or paid to Philippine Coffee Board, Inc. BPI Account Number 0821-0285-23. 
Deposit slip must be scanned and emailed to admin.pcbi@gmail.com, or fax to (02) 813-1028.
For more info, contact our office at (0908) 883-1218 and look for Mr. Yasser Elardo.

SUBMISSION
Samples must be submitted to any of our receiving centers packaged in a resistant, opaque, food-grade film package (assuring that the package/seal will not break during transport) and clearly labeled with organization name, contact name, phone number and/or email address, and sample name. Samples must be received no later than February 20, 2017. Failure to meet any of these criteria may result in disqualification and forfeiture of contest fees.

EVALUATION
Samples will be received and information recorded by competition organizers, then assigned a unique code that will be used for identification throughout the balance of competition. Decoding information will be kept confidential by the contest organizers until final competition rankings have been determined.

One (1) day prior to the start of competition, samples will be roasted following Specialty Coffee Association of America protocols for Arabica species coffee and Coffee Quality Institute protocols for Robusta coffee.

In the preliminary round of competition (up to three (3) days), all submitted samples will be evaluated using Specialty Coffee Association of America protocols for cup quality (Arabica) and Coffee Quality Institute protocols (Robusta) by a panel of two (2) or more international judges and up to two national judges led by one (1) competition head judge. All decisions made by the head judge on competition matters, including but not limited to conduct and protocol, are final. Judges must be CQI Q Grader™ cuppers in good standing or have equivalent experience, as approved by the head judge. PCB will publish the Call for National Judges and selection process for the national judges in due time.

Judges’ scores and combined tasting notes shall be recorded for each sample and provided to each entrant approximately two (2) weeks after the competition. For the safety of our judges, defective coffees may be disqualified without scoring results or sensory information provided.

cupping

The top ten (10) Arabica coffees and top ten (10) Robusta coffees evaluated by judges shall advance to a final round of competition. Scores from the prior round of competition are not cumulative. New green coffee from each of the top ten samples shall be roasted one day prior to final round cupping and again be evaluated by judges, leading to a final ranking.

Coffee samples of category 3 (Liberica and Excelsa) will be evaluated by the judging panel following CQI Robusta protocols for sensory characteristics only, with distinctive lots receiving recognition at the discretion of the head judge, while a “Judges’ Selection” honorable mention will be received by the preferred coffee of each type (Liberica and Excelsa).

Scores from the final round of competition will be ranked in descending order from the highest (#1) to lowest (#10) of each official category. Winners shall be recognized as follows:

Arabica samples

  • Grand champion (#1 sample): trophy / CASH PRIZE
  • Second place (#2 sample): Trophy
  • Third place (#3 sample): plaque

Robusta samples

  • Grand champion (#1 sample): trophy / CASH PRIZE
  • Second place (#2 sample): Trophy
  • Third place (#3 sample): Plaque

Placeholders listed above will receive recognition in a post-event statement to international coffee trade media.

  • Places 4-10 of each official category (#4-10 samples): Top 10 numbered certificate
  • Places 11 and beyond of each official category (#11-#100 samples): Certificate of participation

Download entry form

 

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