Graduate Juan Ramón Alvarado (‘99, Costa Rica) has celebrated three remarkable achievements this year with his Café Brumas del Zurquí coffee company.
In the “Cup of Excellence” auction, in June—the country’s most important international coffee auction—he sold his coffee for a record-high price, at $50 dollars per pound, to a three Japanese micro-roasting coffee companies. Together, they paid nearly $100,000 for 2,200 pounds of the coffee. According to The Tico Times, lower-scoring coffees have typically sold for between $5 and $7 dollar per pound, and last year, the highest-rated coffee sold for $20 per pound—making the high price Brumas del Zurquí earned especially significant.
In July, Brumas del Zurquí also achieved the second-highest coffee sales record in Latin America.
We invite you to learn more about Juan Ramón in the coming months. Look for a feature story about him soon!
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