World’s Largest Cup of Coffee

Worlds Largest Cup of Coffee

Honduras, the world’s fifth-largest coffee producer, manufactured the world’s largest 18,000-liter cup of coffee to break the Guinness record that belonged to England.

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández led a ceremony in the community park of San Sebastián, western department of Lempira, to present the huge cup in the presence of industry members and public workers.

The government said in a statement that the Guinness record was from London with a cup of 13,200 liters presented in December 2012. Honduras overcame it with a cup in which were put 15,730 liters of water and 2,270 liters of coffee essence.

The Mexican Puerto Vallarta had the world’s highest tasting record, with 491 people drinking from a cup.

This mark was surpassed by the 900 people who tasted coffee from the giant mug in Honduras.

The president is promoting a global campaign to improve grain prices, noting that a cup of coffee in New York costs five dollars, but the owner of the farm in Honduras gets only two cents.

Honduras, which exported 9.4 million bags of 46 kilos of coffee for $ 1,130 billion in 2017-2018, is the fifth largest producer in the world, the third largest in Latin America and the first in Central America.

Coffee grown on more than 250,000 hectares of 16 of the country’s 18 departments is in the hands of 120,000 farmers, most of them small.

Source: AFP