Tully's Coffee Cup winner grain to be sold at $210

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

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

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. Tully's Coffee will buy coffee from all the participating cooperatives at a better price than is currently listed on the commodities market ($117 per gold quintal). The cooperatives that took first and second place will be paid $210 and $155 per gold quintal respectively.

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