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- With this contest, the FNC stimulates the production of special coffees and projects them nationally and internationally as part of its strategy to improve the profitability of the producers, with fairer prices for Colombian coffee.
- These 47 finalists, from 10 departments, will now be evaluated by an international jury and from April 3 to 5 will be the final in Santa Marta, Magdalena, to choose the winners of this fourth edition of the national quality contest.
- See here the list of finalists
The best coffees in the contest, including the winners, will be auctioned for the first time abroad on April 13, within the framework of the United States Special Coffee Association (SCA), in Boston

Bogotá, March 7, 2019 (FNC Press) - After a strict evaluation by a national jury, under the highest quality standards, 47 of the 684 lots registered were selected as finalists of the 4th contest “Colombia, Land of Diversity”.

These 47 finalists, finalist lots of coffee growers from 10 departments, will now be evaluated by an international jury and from April 3 to 5 in Santa Marta, Magdalena, the winners of this fourth edition of the national quality contest will be known.

All the finalists will travel to the capital of Magdalena and participate in the awards ceremony.In the category of Small Lots, the five best coffees according to their acidity, body, softness, balance and exotic will each receive a recognition of 25 million pesos. 

And in the category of Big Lots, there will also be a recognition of 25 million pesos for the best farm coffee. The competing coffees are evaluated according to a protocol developed by the quality office of Almacafé to recognize the unique attributes of Colombian coffee. 

With this contest, the FNC stimulates the production of special coffees and projects them nationally and internationally as part of its strategy to improve the profitability of the producers, with fairer prices for Colombian coffee. 

In the awards ceremony, all finalists will be recognized for their effort and dedication to produce excellent quality coffee. 

The producers will visit the seaport of Santa Marta, the coffee stores (Almacafé) and some coffee farms in the Sierra Nevada, for a fruitful exchange of knowledge between producers from different regions of the country. 

Los mejores cafés del concurso, incluidos los ganadores, serán subastados por primera vez en el exteriorel próximo sábado 13 de abril. La subasta en vivo se llevará a cabo en el marco de la feria de la Asociación de Cafés Especiales de Estados Unidos (SCA), la más importante del mundo en su tipo, que este año tendrá lugar en Boston, Massachusetts, del 11 al 14 de abril.