Best Price of 2009 in Coffee Auction

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

Thursday, July 2, 2009

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. In that way, the Nicaraguan coffee was positioned with the highest price among the countries that have already had their Cup of Excellence auctions, which were El Salvador, Colombia, Honduras, and Costa Rica.

According to, the president of the Special Coffee Association of Nicaragua (ACEN acronym in Spanish), José Bárcenas, “highlighted that the high price was achieved by ‘the excellent quality of the winning coffee,’ which stands out because of its flavor and aroma of jasmine and tropical fruits.”

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Although low, the final price paid exceeded the specialty coffee auctions in Costa Rica, El Salvador and Nicaragua.

The Cup of Excellence auction, hosted by Coffee Bean International for Target in the United States, ended with the sale of coffee from the “El Socorro” farm, which sold a lot of 26 quintals at $2012 each.

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The highest price went to the coffee farm La Guadalupana, but was well below the $3,565 paid per quintal in 2010.

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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.

Nicaragua to Host Cup of Excellence

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Thirty-two judges from different countries will come together until May 22 in Nicaragua to select the best coffee at the Cup of Excellence competition.

The final stage will take place in Estelí, where participating coffees will be valued in the search for potential buyers, and the best coffee in Nicaragua will be selected.

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