Starting April 10th coffee farmers can register their products for the pre-selection stage of specialty coffee contest.
The Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) and the National Coffee Association (Anacafe) are calling on coffee growers to take part in the Cup of Excellence 2016, the preselection for which starts on April 10, reported Dca. gob.gt.
A new competition delimiting gourmet quality of coffee has been announced along with an online auction, replacing the Cup of Excellence competition, whose 2016 edition was suspended by El Salvador and Nicaragua.
The jury of the new competition called "The Finest Coffees in Nicaragua", organized by the Specialty Coffee Association of Nicaragua (ACEN), finished defining the event on January 23, and coffee samples from the Pacific and North of the country will be received on 26 and 27 February, while those from Nueva Segovia will be received on 18 and 19 March.
The first stage of the "Cup of Excellence" competition will be held from 23 to 27 March and the electronic auction of winning lots will take place on June 9.
From a statement issued by the Honduran Coffee Institute (IHCAFE):
The Honduran Coffee Institute (IHCAFE) in its constant quest for recognition of the quality of Honduran coffee holds every year the Cup of Excellence competition which allows coffee producers to enter specialty coffee markets, this competition is developed in partnership with the Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE).
A Japanese company has paid a record price for coffee in El Salvador in the Cup of Excellence auction.
The variety coffee sold is Pacamara and the lot comes from the San Nicolás farm in Chalatenango.
During the five hour auction, 26 lots of coffee reached an average selling price of $1019.83 per quintal, up by almost $175.00 compared to the average obtained in 2012, which was $840.24 per quintal, noted the National Coffee Council . "
For the first time lots of very fine coffee from the Cup of Excellence event will be sold in the country at a national level and not in the international auction.
The Specialty Coffee Association of Costa Rica reported that the lots that do not pass on to the international stage, despite their high quality, will be sold here after coordination with national roasters and coffee producers, according to Nacion.com.
After a year's absence because of the impact of the rust blight, the coffee trading association is once again organizing the contest in order to boost exports.
The Specialty Coffee Association of Nicaragua (ACEN) is preparing for the 2014 Cup of Excellence event, considered of great importance in keeping the franchise of the Alliance for Coffee of Excellence. Because of the impact caused by rust, last year the event was not held.
The batch by the Fidel coffee farm, processed by the mill Olymar Lucia III, won the Cup of Excellence with a price of $3010 per quintal.
"In the second and third batches were located farms Palmiera milled by Didier Sanchez and Farami de Juan Luis Fallas, with sales of $2,070 and $2,030, per quintal, respectively," noted an article in Elfinancierocr.com.
While the best price in the Cup of Excellence achieved last year was $531 per quintal, average prices now are at $751.
Elnuevodiario.com.ni reported that "Nowadays Nicaraguan producers of specialty coffee are exporting their product to the United States, the European Union and Venezuela and markets are opening up in Russia, Japan, China and Taiwan."
The prices paid in the electronic auction of specialty coffee in Honduras did not reach the levels of previous year.
The highest amount paid went to coffee from the winner farm in the Cup of Excellence contest, Santa Rosita Lempira, which was acquired by companies Time's Club for C-COOP, Kyokuto Fadie, Tashiro Coffee and Tribe, all from Japan as well as Coffee Libre from South Korea.
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