Sixth Cup of Excellence in Honduras

The 37 lot auction is scheduled for tomorrow, with 700 bags of 150 pounds being offered at an initial price of $2.50 per pound.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Rony Gámez, head of the quality control lab at the Honduran Institute of Coffee (Ihcafé acronym in Spanish), said they are expecting to beat the price per pound they received during 2008.

In an interview with the La Tribuna website, Rony Gámez says, ”Currently, we are the country contributing the most lots for the electronic auctions for the cups of excellence in the region and South America, which indicates a better potential for the coffee.”

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Coffee Auction Ready to Start in Nicaragua

July 2009

The electronic auction is set to begin tomorrow for the 26 best lots of coffee at the Cup of Excellence 2009 event.

The vice-president of the Nicaraguan Association of Special Coffees (ACEN, acronym in Spanish), Julio Peralta, said that the base price for this year is $2.50 per pound, or $250 for 100 pounds.

Eighth Cup of Excellence in Guatemala

May 2009

The selection process began yesterday. Out of 102 total lots, 79 have already been selected, which will later participate in an electronic auction.

Lots that receive more than 80 points in the tasting by international experts can later participate in the electronic auction.

Best Price of 2009 in Coffee Auction

July 2009

The price, achieved in the Cup of Excellence auction in Nicaragua, beat those achieved in El Salvador, Costa Rica, Colombia, and Honduras.

The special 100 pounds of coffee produced by Maria Amparo Castellano was sold in the Cup of Excellence 2009’s electronic auction in Nicaragua for $3,105 per 100 pounds.

$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.

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