Guatemala: Competition for Quality Coffee for Export
Fifteen Guatemalan coffee cooperatives are competing in the Guatemala Cupping Contest which rewards the quality of the bean.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
The contest will determine who will sell coffee to the Japanese coffee roaster Tully's Coffee, the importer Mitsui Company which is also Japanese and the Swiss company Walter Matter.
The Guatemalan El Porvenir Cooperative, took first place at the 2009 contest of the Japanese Distributor Tully's Coffee.
Coffee sales abroad in the years 2011-2012 are estimated to increase by 17%.
Managers of the German Coffee Roasters Society have highlighted a demand in the Teutonic country for gourmet and specialty coffee produced in Chiriquí.
Despite the financial crisis, the coffee sector is estimating more than $500 million in foreign exchange this year
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