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At the facilities of Cloza coffee mill, a workshop dedicated to calculating the uncertainty of greenhouse gas inventories was held. © NAMA Café. All rights reserved.

Coffee mills complete process of GHG and water inventory measurement

06-12-2017

During this year, the coffee mills participating in the Coffee NAMA worked hard to determine inventories of their greenhouse gas emissions and their water consumption during coffee processing. In addition, several energy efficiency audits were carried out by the Costa Rican Industry Chamber. The activities were organized by ICAFE and MAG with the support of GIZ.

Coffee mills present low carbon coffee at side event TASTE COSTA RICA at Sintercafé International Coffee Week

17-11-2017

During the 31stedition of Sintercafé International Coffee Week, over 20 coffee mills participating in the NAMA Café presented their coffee to international roasters at the side event TASTE Costa Rica. The event was organized by ICAFE and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

Costa Rican coffee mills draw interest of German coffee market

24-10-2017

Between October 2nd and 8th 2017, five coffee mills of the NAMA Café visited 12 coffee roasters and importers in Hamburg, Bremen and Dortmund, Germany, in order to establish business relationships with the country's coffee sector and to place their low carbon coffee on the German market. In addition, they had the opportunity to present their coffee at ANUGA, the largest food fair in Europe.

Over 3,000 Costa Rican coffee producers trained on how to tackle climate change

21-09-2017

In three training modules during the months of April until September, 3,000 coffee growers from all over the country were trained in the application of 10 Good Agricultural Practicas (GAPs) on their coffee farms. The workshops were organized by the ICAFE with the support of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and carried out by MAG, ICAFE and CIMS technicians.

Por primera vez se presentó el nuevo diseño para el café bajo en emisiones producido en el marco de la NAMA Café.

Successful presentation of low-emission coffee from Costa Rica at Expo Feria Alemana

25-08-2017

5 coffee mills had the opportunity to offer their low-emission coffee at the annual Expo Feria Alemana from August 5th to 6th 2017 at the Parque Viva. Between the five mills and an additional coffee blend from several mills from the Los Santos, Valle Central and Valle Occidental area, a total of almost 100 kilograms of coffee was sold during the entire weekend. In addition, baristas from the ICAFE offered samples and GIZ personnel presented detailed information about the NAMA Café and its NAMA Support Project.

Coffee mills in final stage of carbon and water footprint measurements

17-08-2017

At the end of August, the coffee mills of the NAMA Café will hand in their final carbon and water footprints and begin developing and implementing reduction strategies. During a workshop on August 9th, the mills´ technicians met at the Doka Estate Convention Center to recapitulate the basic concepts of carbon and water footprint measurement. The activity was organized by the ICAFE with the support of GIZ.

Impressions of the workshop in Desamparados. © NAMA Café 2017. All rights reserved.

Over 2,400 producers trained in Good Agricultural Practices after second training module

01-08-2017

​In eight workshops offered in June and July 2017 in six of Costa Rica´s coffee regions, producers were trained on the topics of nutrition and fertilization, weed management, plagues and diseases as well as agroforestry systems. The workshops were organized by the Ministry for Agriculture, the National Coffee Institute and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

The workshop participants were very satisfied with its outcome. © NAMA Café 2017. All rights reserved.

Coffee mills advance with packaging design for their low-carbon coffee

26-07-2017

During a second Design Thinking workshop held in early July, representatives of 8 coffee mills further defined the characteristics of the new packaging currently being designed to promote and sell the low-carbon and sustainable coffee of mills participating in the NAMA Café at an international level. The workshop was organized and carried out by the ICAFE and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Coffee mills improve marketing skills to promote their coffee abroad

17-07-2017

During the months of May and June, the representatives of 10 coffee mills in the NAMA Café participated in a workshop dedicated to improve marketing and sales capacities, preparing presentations for the successful promotion of their coffee abroad. The 5 best presentations have been chosen to participate in a tour to Germany in September 2017 with the aim of seizing the opportunity to present their coffee to German coffee roasters. The course was organized by the ICAFE and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

Vice Minister for Agriculture Ivannia Quesada mentions NAMA Café as good example in front of FAO

14-07-2017

On July 3rd 2017, Vice Minister for Agriculture and Livestock, Ivannia Quesada, addressed the Plenary of the 40th Session of the General Conference of the FAO to present the efforts made and the vision for future work in the Costa Rican agricultural sector in order to combat the effects of Climate Change – among them highlighting the successful work of the NAMA Café.