Fortified Coffee to be Marketed in Guatemala
Coffee growers from the country's west ready the October launch of their fortified coffee brand "Oro Maya".
Friday, July 24, 2009
A new processing plant has benefited 3.500 small producers from the Fecceg, the Guatemalan Federation of Special Coffee Cooperatives.
A delegation of buyers is touring the Jinotega Region, in the country's north, looking to buy premium coffee.
Coffee growers are counting on the production of more than 100 million quintals of top quality grain this harvest.
The Japanese company UCC Ueshima Coffee Co. paid $5010 per quintal to the San Nicolas farm during the last stage of the Cup of Excellence competition in El Salvador.
Nicaragua's coffee farmers are preparing for the coffee auction scheduled for June 26, with expectations of earning more than $1,800 per quintal.
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