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.

According to an article in prensalibre.com, the best coffee will be rewarded with better prices which fluctuate "between $180 and $210 per quintal."



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The Guatemalan El Porvenir Cooperative, took first place at the 2009 contest of the Japanese Distributor Tully's Coffee.

Louisa Reynolds wrote in Elperiodico.gt.com: "Second and third place were awarded to the Nuevo Sendero and La Felicidad of Santa Rosa and Jutiapa Cooperatives respectively.

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