No 33

Quindío Hosts 2nd National Quality Competition and 1st Colombian Brewers Championship

April, 2017

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Quindío Hosts 2nd National Quality Competition and 1st Colombian Brewers Championship

From April 3 to 7, as part of the FNC’s strategy to promote coffee from all Colombian coffee departments while fomenting quality, differentiation and added value.


Armenia, Quindío, April 3, 2017 (FNC Press Office) – As part of its strategy to promote coffee from all Colombian coffee growing departments while fomenting quality, differentiation and added value, the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) chose the department of Quindío as the epicenter of two important coffee events: the 2nd National Quality Competition “Colombia, Land of Diversity” and the 1st Colombian Brewers Championship.

Between April 3rd and 7th, international judges will deliver their final verdicts for both competitions at Quindío’s National Coffee Park.

National Quality Competition “Colombia, Land of Diversity”

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Out of over 1,000 participants, 70 finalist lots have already been selected for the National Quality Competition’s second edition. Two of them were selected in the Large Lots category and the remaining 68 in the Small Lots Category.

The finalist lots are from 15 Colombian coffee departments: Antioquia, Boyacá, Caldas, Casanare, Cauca, Cesar, Cundinamarca, Huila, Magdalena, Meta, Norte de Santander, Santander, Valle del Cauca, Quindío and Tolima.

On Friday April 7th, the names of the five finalists for each category will be announced at the National Coffee Park. Finalists will participate in a live international auction where the base prices will be US$ 5 per pound for small lots and US$ 2 per pound for large lots. The award for the competition’s champion will include an economic recognition.

Small Lots:
Acidity
Body Estate
Balance
Mildness
Exoticness

Colombian Brewers Championship

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Seeking to promote coffee consumption in Colombia, 35 coffee brewers will compete from April 4th to 6th at the Colombian Brewers Championship. The winner will represent Colombia in the World Brewers Cup that will take place in Budapest, Hungary.
The competition requires brewers to have extensive knowledge in the art of extracting the best aromas and flavors from the same raw material and preparing the perfect cup of coffee.
Coffee lovers, students of related topics, employees of the coffee chain and other stakeholders will be able to enter the National Coffee Park at no cost. To enjoy the activities they must present their ID and/or company accreditation and seal. The press will also be able to attend. 

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