Honduran coffee among the best in the world

Sunday, April 11, 2010

TEGUCIGALPA - A delegation of coffee producers participate in the annual exhibition of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), which will take place in the city of Anaheim, California, USA, from 15 to 18 April.

The SCAA, considered the world's largest fair in the area of fine coffees will gather approximately 8,000 professionals in that area, including importers, exporters, representatives of the food industry, infrastructure, service and international press.

Mario Ordóñez. Honduran coffee is tasted by buyers of global firms in a stand of several square meters in competition with the best aromatic, said the technical manager of the Honduran Institute of Coffee (IHCAFE), Mario Ordóñez.

The exhibition in California is part of the promotional activities coordinated by IHCAFE in order to strengthen the positioning of Honduran coffee in the specialty coffee niche in international markets.

Just in recent weeks the national grower has conducted a variety of events to strengthen the international image and improve the domestic consumption of coffee quality, according to the same report provided by Ordonez.

In the city of Marcala, La Paz, recently made the Cafecultura Festival with the participation of producers from across the region protected by the Denomination of Origin (DO) "Café de Marcala" which is the fourth largest worldwide and first in Honduras and Central America.

In San Pedro Sula, also developed the National Championship II Barista Coffee, which included a training process conducted by international consultant Scott Conary of Open Eye Coffee, North Carolina, USA.

In late March, several industry players, including President of the Republic, Porfirio Lobo, presidential appointed Secretary of Agriculture and Livestock, Jacobo Regalado Weinzemblut enlivened the event Coffee Fest 2010 in Santa Rosa Copan Copan in front of shoppers Russia, USA and Italy.

All these events are the preamble of the seventh Cup of Excellence, regarded as one of the most important and expected by the world of coffee at home and abroad.

The third week of April a national jury will assessors experienced pre-selection of the best coffees in the country and the third week of May, national and international judges will meet to evaluate and choose among the best coffee in Honduras.

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