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Colombian coffee reaches USD 54 / lb at first auction abroad

-The auction was organized by the FNC with the best coffees from the 4th national quality contest “Colombia, Land of Diversity”.   -The price of 54 dollars per pound was reached by the coffee grower Wilton Renso Benítez, of Villamaría, Caldas. Additionally, Diego Samuel Bermúdez, also a coffee grower from Villamaría, Caldas, sold his coffee for $ 35 per pound, the second highest price recorded in the auction.   -The value of 54 dollars / pound is more than 15 times higher than the base price of the auction and almost 60 times higher than the reference price on the New York Stock Exchange at April 13 (90.40 cents / lb).   -"We have exceptional coffees, exceptional coffee growers who make great efforts and deserve a more dignified price for their coffee," said FNC General Manager Roberto Vélez Vallejo. Bogotá, April 13, 2019 (FNC Press) – Two exceptional coffee lots, both from Caldas, were sold today in Colombia’s first coffee auction abroad, within the framework of the Association of Special Coffee Association of States United (SCA), the most important of its kind, held in Boston, Massachusetts. One of the lots was sold at 54 dollars / pound; the other, at $ 35 / pound. The auction was organized by the National Federation of Coffee Growers (FNC) with the 23 best coffees of the 4th national quality contest “Colombia, Land of Diversity”, the most important in the country, whose winners were…