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Cup of Excellence: El Salvador farmers exuberant over auction results

PORTLAND, Oregon, U.S. – A record price of $95.70lb was bid at the annual on-line Cup of Excellence auction held yesterday as energetic bidders ratcheted up the cost of the first-place El Salvador winning coffee to a record high. The former record price of $50.10lb was shattered as the winning coffee from Santa Rosa farm exceeded all expectations ...

Timor-Leste: Safer transport infrastructures mean a better cup of coffee

DILI, Timor Leste – “Ita gosta hemu café?” (Do you like to drink coffee?) is a standard greeting when visiting a Timorese home, given that 25% of all households in Timor-Leste grow their own coffee. And drinking fresh coffee in a Timorese home is quite an experience: always strong, black and loaded with sugar, with thick coffee grinds ...

Cameroon turns to local market to celebrate and promote its coffee sector

YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon – Despite coffee being one of Cameroon’s main cash crops, a coffee drinking culture has been slow to take off in the country, where most of the coffee produced is processed for the European market. To try and get more Cameroonians to drink coffee, a group of investors in the sector recently held the fourth edition of ...

Myanmar to export 18 tonnes of coffee beans to the United States in 2017

WASHINGTON DC, U.S. – Myanmar will export 18 tonnes of coffee seed to the US this fiscal year. The price of Myanmar coffee seed has recently increased in Europe and US markets. The demand for Myanmar coffee seed has been on the rise this year compared with the same period last year, according to Myanmar Coffee Association.

Ethiopia: coffee export value chain framework up for major reforms

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – A bill, which will paralyse the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX) in the coffee export value chain, was finalised last week and sent to Ministry of Agriculture & Natural Resources and the Office of the Attorney General for some ...

Costa Rica’s Tarrazú region produces one the finest coffees in the world

ZONA DE LOS SANTOS, Costa Rica — High in the mountains of south central Costa Rica is the Zona de los Santos, an agricultural area with unique qualities and whose inhabitants have perfected the art of growing and processing one of the best coffees in the world. A series of natural factors have enriched the region’s mountainous land ...

Gayo Arabica coffee recognized by the UE as collective trademark

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Gayo Arabica coffee has officially been recognized by the European Union (EU) as a trademark following the issuance of the coffee's collective trademark registration certificate. The certificate issued by the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market was given to Central Aceh Regent Nasaruddin by the Law and Human Rights ...

Panama’s famous specialty coffee making its way to the Australian market

BOQUETE, Panama – Somewhere around 1,200 metres above sea level near the misty, green highland town of Boquete in the north of Panama, Landreth Laws leads tourists on a guided walk through coffee plantations. "Our coffee develops good flavours because it grows in the highlands," he said.

Uganda needs a caffeine fix: insights from Vietnam’s coffee miracle

LONDON, UK – Until recently Vietnam and Uganda shared a similar trajectory in the development of their coffee sectors. Today, Vietnam has emerged as the second largest coffee producer in the world. In Uganda, poor agricultural inputs and a failing institutional environment have resulted in low yields and slower development of the sector.

Mercon Coffee Group is launching Robusta coffee from Nicaragua

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Mercon Coffee Group is launching Robusta coffee from Nicaragua for export. The company made the announcement at the 2017 Global Specialty Coffee Expo in Seattle and is now offering washed and natural Robusta coffees from this origin. For the past 10 years, the company has been the pioneer of Robusta coffee production ...