Asian trade mission seeks Nicaraguan coffee

Businessmen from Japan and South Korean are visiting coffee plantations to the north of Managua and are interested in purchasing special or high quality coffee.

Monday, January 12, 2009 published on its website that "They have come specifically to get to know the coffee that is harvested in Jinotega, that is, mainly the special coffee that is grown at higher altitudes and which have more acidity, a chocolate-like taste, and a floral aroma," said Claudia Castellon, from the committee organizing the business exchange.

"The group will meet directly with coffee farmers who are taking part in the local project that is financed by Magfor and AECI. The project includes some 1200 small and medium farmers.

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Nicaragua prepares for annual coffee conference

January 2009

The country was chosen as the "Portrait Country" for next Annual Conference of the Association of Special Coffee of the Americas, which will be held in April in Atlanta. reports: "Roberto Bendana, president of the Cup of Excellence, confirmed that Nicaragua was chosen this year to be the Portrait Country, with which they will be able to utilize special promotion spaces that will be reserved during throughout the event, which is held annually and brings together representatives from producer and consumer countries, trading and roasting companies, local and international organizations, all linked to the coffee sector."

New Coffee Tasting Laboratory in Nicaragua

October 2009

Located in the province of Jinotega, it is the second one in Central America granted SCAA certification.

The center is the eight in the world awarded SCAA certification on behalf of the Association of Specialty Coffees of America, explained Carlos Figuero, from Aecid, the Spanish International Cooperation Agency for Development.

Korea Shopping for Nicaraguan Coffee

January 2010

A delegation of buyers is touring the Jinotega Region, in the country's north, looking to buy premium coffee.

They will stay in the country until January 23rd, and are negotiating directly with coffee growers, through the 28 cooperatives that receive aid from AECID (Spanish Agency for International Cooperation in Development).

Taiwanese Trade Mission Comes to Nicaragua

February 2013

The interest of Taiwanese entrepreneurs focuses on speciality coffee in green bean form, roasted coffee beans and ground coffee, green coffee, instant coffee, gourmet coffee and coffee extract.

Representatives from 11 Taiwanese companies will participate in a seminar and business conferences in which they will hold meetings with producers, exporters and business people from the local coffee sector on 4 March.

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