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.
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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