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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...

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. From March to October 2017, 55 representatives of 48 coffee mills from seven of Costa Rica´s eight coffee growing regions participated in a series of workshops to firstly understand the basic concepts of greenhouse gas (GHG) and water inventories and then learn how to...

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...

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. Representatives of the ICAFE´s Department for Coffee Promotion presented four design proposals, based on the results of a first brainstorming during the → first Design Thinking workshop held in March of this year. The ICAFE...

German Minister for Environment Barbara Hendricks visits NAMA Café

19-06-2017
During her visit to Costa Rica from June 15 th to 19 th 2017, apart from meeting President Luis Guillermo Solís and numerous ministers of relevant ministries, the German Minister of Environment Barbara Hendricks also visited the NAMA Café and its NAMA Support Project “Low-Carbon Coffee”. During the meeting with President Solís, Minister Hendricks confirmed the financial support of €15 million within the ICI framework, which will help the German government support projects in Central America to mitigate the effects of climate change and to protect biodiodiversity. On the trip´s last day, the delegation was welcomed at the National Coffee...

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...

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

14-07-2017
On July 3 rd 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. During her presentation in front of more than 1,000 delegates from 192 FAO member states at the event "Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security", the Vice Minister highlighted the important task of generating added value and...

NAMA Café presented at World of Coffee 2017 in Budapest

23-06-2017
During the fair from June 13th to 15th organized by the Specialty Coffee Association Europe (SCAE) coffee from several mills participating the NAMA Café aroused the interest of small coffee buyers, roasters and baristas. The “Café de Costa Rica” stand from the National Coffee Institute (ICAFE) offered an interesting agenda with several coffee sampling sessions, offering also coffee from several of the mills participating in the NAMA Café de Costa Rica. Roasted coffee samples and different visual materials informed visitants on the farms and mills that the various coffee samples originated from. The vast majority of visitors consisted in small...