Japanese Company Buys Best Costa Rican Coffee at $5,900 Per Quintal
SAN JOSE – A quintal (46 kilograms) of high-quality Costa Rican coffee was purchased Wednesday by a Japanese company at $5,900 in the Cup of Excellence’s online auction, the event organizer reported.
The price sets a new record high in this type of auction, according to the Coffee Institute of Costa Rica (Icafe).
The Japanese company Wataru bought 11 bags of coffee grown in the Sumava farm, located in the town of Cirri de Naranjo, in the province of Alajuela, in the western valley of Costa Rica, according to Icafe.
The coffee from Sumava farm was chosen by local and international tasters to be the best coffee in the country among the 21 lots that participated in the Cup of Excellence competition held today.