Guatemala opens overseas offices to promote coffee sales

The Guatemala government is opening one office in France and another in either Japan or Taiwan to support coffee marketing in Europe and Asia.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Vice President Rafael Espada made the announcement at the 19th National Coffee Congress.
Espada said the National Coffee Association will be asked to name the executives who will staff the offices.
Association president Christian Rasch said the move will help open markets in Australia and Russia. He said Russia is buying 20,000 quintals (about 100,000 tons) of coffee per year, but there is potential to more than triple that volume. In Asia, his group is eyeing the market in China.

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