Excellence Cup: just the coffee auction to go

The first place winner of the Cup of Excellence Contest was awarded to the Salvadoran El Topazio plantation. The auction will be conducted on June 4.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Of the 60 coffee samples that the contest began with, 33 lots were selected to participate in the auction which will seek to obtain good prices from international buyers.

Maria José Huezo, Cup of Excellence project coordinator, told Laprensagrafica.com that "this year, despite having received fewer samples from participating plantations, the quality improved and, therefore, she hoped to break the selling-price record for the lots of coffee again. Last year, the price per quintal of coffee was $2,010."

Second and third place went to El Jocotillo and Fatima plantations.

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$500,000 at Cup of Excellence Auction

June 2009

Thirty-three of the grain lots that won the 2009 edition of the Cup of Excellence in El Salvador participated in the auction.

In total $506,221.15 were negotiated during the electronic auction. The winner of the competition, El Topacio farm, reached a price of $22.25 a pound.

186 Different Coffees In Salvadoran Cup of Excellence

March 2009

The qualifying coffee samples will be closer to participating in the international auction to be held in June 2009.

La Prensa Grafica published on its website: "The samples that are selected at this preliminary stage will be tasted by a national jury from April 20 to 24.

El Salvador: Replacement for Cup of Excellence 2016

February 2016

Salvadoran coffee producers and now being called to participate in the Coffee Quality Contest of El Salvador 2016, to be held from 18 to 22 April.

After the suspension of the 2016 edition of the event known as the Cup of Excellence, due to changes in the electronic auction platform and cupping protocols, the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock in El Salvador and the Salvadoran Coffee Council are now inviting coffee producers and entrepreneurs to participate in the Coffee Quality Contest 2016 in El Salvador.

El Salvador: $1,920 per Quintal in Coffee Auction

June 2011

The highest price achieved at auction was by coffee from the farm 'La Roxanita'.

Sales of the 42 lots auctioned totaled $830,245. The rest of the lots reached prices between $400 and $1,500.

"This value is seven times the price paid today in the international coffe market, including delivery, in July ($ 260.25). However, it failed to beat the record of $2,800, paid last year for a grain from “La Swiza” farm in Santa Ana

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