Cup of Excellence Coffee Contest Begins in Nicaragua

On March 10th organizers started receiving samples to participate in the 2011 competition.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Of the samples submitted, national judges will select 150 which will continue the process.

During the first few days of April, an international jury will select the best which will participate in an electronic auction held on May 31st.

"Most important is the average purchase value of all coffee at the auction. It is a reflection of homogeneity in quality," said to Julio Peralta, president of the Specialty Coffee Association of Nicaragua (ACEN).

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April 2010

Between April 23 and 29, 20 international judges will meet in Nicaragua to choose the country's finest coffee at a contest called “Excellence Cup”.

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