Taste of Harvest Program

AFCA Taste of Harvest Pavilion and Business to Business Cupping Program


Register as a Judge

This year’s event shall be held in Kigali Rwanda, alongside the 17th AFCC & E.

To register as a judge, please download CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL COFFEE CUPPING JUDGES FOR NATIONAL TASTE OF HARVEST COMPETITIONS (PDF, new window) for instructions.

Date Activity
Sunday 10th Feb Green Grading
Monday 11th Feb Judges Calibration
Cupping Round 1 (Eliminations) – 48 Samples
Tuesday 12th Feb
Cupping Round 2 (Semi Finals) -18 Samples
Cupping Round 3 (Finals) -12 Samples

 2017/2018 Africa Taste of Harvest Competition Report

21 samples of Africa’s best coffees from the 2017/18 season were submitted to the Regional ToH Competition to be cupped and judged using the Specialty Coffee Association of American (SCAA) protocol.

The event was held on the 13th February 2018 at the Uganda Coffee Development Authority coffee labs. This event was the second since 2013. This year’s winner in the Washed competition was Sasini Coffee with 88.4 points while the winner in the Naturals competition was DW Coffee Guji with 88.25 points.

Points Washed
88.31 Thika Coffee Mills – Tekungu
87.94 Sasini
87.81 Mullege PLC
87.38 Snap Trading
86.31 CMS – Kiunyu
Points Naturals
88.81 DW Coffee Guji – Natural
88.63 DW Coffee Guji- Natural
86.13 Kawacom – Sipi Falls Specialty Natural Kabeywa

The Regional Taste of Harvest Event Stats

  • 3 of the best coffees from 6 countries were entered into the competition
  • 4 female judges from Kenya, Uganda, Zambia and Nambia

This year’s event shall be held in Kigali Rwanda, alongside the 17th AFCC & E Event.

To register a judge please send your request to martin.maraka@africanfinecoffees.org