$8 Million for Nicaraguan "Coffee Route" Tourism

Luxemburg has announced the donation to go towards developing tourism in the north of the country.

Monday, August 9, 2010

The first phase of the program began in 2007 with an investment of $5.2 million in financial and logistical assistance aimed at increasing the number of tourists visiting the northern area of Nicaragua known as the Ruta del Café ("Coffee Route"). This stage is due to finish this year.

Joel Astruc, spokesperson for The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, indicated that, "the project's second phase will soon get underway at the request of the Nicaraguan government, due to the success of the first phase," reports Elnuevodiario.com.ni.

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Honduran Coffee Participates in U.S. Fair

April 2010

The Annual Fair of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), the most important in its field, will take place between April 15 and 18.

This event will be hosted by the city of Anaheim, California, and expects the participation of 8.000 coffee professionals.

Honduran coffee will be tasted by international buyers at a large stand, competing directly with the world’s best, stated Mario Ordóñez, from the Honduran Coffee Institute (Ihcafé).

New Laboratory to Improve Coffee Production

April 2009

The lab is the largest and most modern in Central America for in vitro propagation of coffee by somatic embryogenesis.

It is located in Santa Barbara, Honduras and required an investment of $1 million. It was constructed with fund contributions from the Millennium Account-Honduras and the Honduran Coffee Institute.

Nicaraguan Special Coffee Attracts Interest

August 2009

A delegation of U.S. companies, composed by coffee toasting and commercialization companies, is visiting the country.

The trade mission, representing 7 American companies, has visited coffee plantations in Jinotega and Matagalpa, to the north of Managua.

Newspaper La Prensa published comments by Pedro Haslam, executive president of the Rural Development Institute: "...

Fortified Coffee to be Marketed in Guatemala

July 2009

Coffee growers from the country's west ready the October launch of their fortified coffee brand "Oro Maya".

A new processing plant has benefited 3.500 small producers from the Fecceg, the Guatemalan Federation of Special Coffee Cooperatives.

"Fortified grains would be marketed in one pound and 20 grams packages, the latter the most popular...", published ElPeriodico.com.gt, "...Fecceg output nears 40.000 quintals each year".

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