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US roasters highly interested in low carbon coffee from Costa Rica

15-05-2018
Five coffee mills participating in the Coffee NAMA took part in a business tour to the United States with the aim of presenting their low carbon coffee to seven roasters and establish new business contacts. Additionally, they had the opportunity to show off their coffee to a wider public at the international coffee expo SCA in Seattle. From April 19th to 26th 2018 the mills Ecológico El Espino, Santa Anita, Grupo Naturalba, micro mill Rio Conejo and El Diamante travelled up north to Seattle, USA. This year´s business trip started at the Specialty Coffee Expo, which took place from April...

Low carbon coffee fascinates visitors of MICE 2018 in Australia

28-03-2018
For a second time the first low carbon coffee in the world was presented to the public at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo 2018, the biggest coffee fair in Asia and the Pacific. Representatives of the National Coffee Institute´s (ICAFE) Department for Promotion traveled to Australia in order to position the Café de Costa Rica brand and present the recent achievements of the Costa Rican Coffee NAMA. ICAFE was satisfied with its reach during the event on March 22 nd to 24 th 2018, managing to create several direct contacts with Melbourne´s coffee industry. This included mostly small and medium...

Ticos taste low carbon coffee at Viva El Café coffee festival

28-02-2018
Visitors to the Viva El Café festival, which attracts some 15,000 people each year, had an exclusive opportunity to taste the first low-carbon coffee in the world, produced by five mills partnering with the Coffee NAMA Café. Representatives of the NAMA Support Project (NSP Café) informed visitors on the projects results and achievements. On February 24th and 25th 2018, anybody who visited Costa Rica´s National Stadium was – for once – not interested in sports or music, but solely focused on one thing: coffee. Among the thousands of visitors several took the opportunity to taste and buy a special blend...

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

17-11-2017
During the 31 st edition 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.​ Sintercafé is the biggest coffee event in Costa Rica, with about 500 visitors during the three days it takes place. As in previous years, the NAMA Café participated with a presentation of the low carbon coffee produced by coffee mills taking part in the project. Over 20 mills offered coffee samplings to visitors...

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. The 12 roasters and importers showed great interest in the Costa Rican coffee, reacting positively to the coffee mills´ ambitious goal of reaching the worldwide first low carbon coffee together with their fellow mills participating...

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 9 th , 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. 48 technicians from most of the 50 coffee mills participating in the NAMA Café met at the Doka Estate Convention Center to participate in a workshop in order to the basics...

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. Over 600 producers participated in the second series of workshops on Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), with a total of 2,433 producers trained in the first two training modules offered by the NAMA Café in Costa Rica. A new assistance record was achieved...

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. As a first step, the 10 participants learned to formulate concrete goals for successfully...

CASCADE project offers training materials to facilitate adaptation to Climate Change to Costa Rican coffee producers

30-06-2017
The CASCADE project, implemented by CATIE and Conservation International (CI), supports the development of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) for smallholder farmers in Costa Rica, Guatemala and Honduras. A set of training materials was developed within the framework of the project, providing basic information on Climate Change and its impacts on the agricultural sector, and presenting strategies to adapt to Climate Change while maximizing the provision of ecosystem services on farms. The materials are freely accessible on line.​ Each module offers practical information on the application of the concept of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) for technical personnel and farmers. → Module 1 provides...

34 advanced coffee mills measure their water footprint

24-05-2017
The 34 advanced coffee mills were trained in measuring their water footprints in workshops organized by the Ministry for Agriculture and Livestock (MAG), Ministry for Environment and Energy (MINAE), the National Coffee Institute (ICAFE) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. In 12 workshops executed by GSI Consultores directed at managers and technical personnel responsible for documenting and determining the mills´ water footprints, the 39 participants got to know the basic concepts of performing water inventories. Additionally, they were introduced to important terms and definitions related to the topic and, finally, learned techniques and tools necessary to perform...