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
Sigloxxi.com 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 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.
Located in the province of Jinotega, it is the second one in Central America granted SCAA certification.
A delegation of buyers is touring the Jinotega Region, in the country's north, looking to buy premium coffee.
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.
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