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Low-carbon coffee from Costa Rica presented at Global Specialty Coffee Expo in Seattle, USA

28-04-2017

From April 20th to 23rd 2017, coffee samples from ten coffee mills participating in the NAMA Café de Costa Rica were offered at the Global Specialty Coffee Expo in Seattle, USA. The National Coffee Institute (ICAFE) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH presented the Coffee NAMA and its NAMA Support Project “Low-Carbon Coffee Costa Rica” at the world´s largest coffee event.

NAMA Café presented at Melbourne International Coffee Expo 2017

06-04-2017

The NAMA Café isn´t only presented to Costa Rican coffee producers – we also try to make it known outside of the country. Representatives of the Costa Rican Coffee Institute (ICAFE) travelled the 15.000 kilometers from San José, Costa Rica to Melbourne, Australia to present the project at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) 2017, which took place from March 30th to April 1st 2017.

Sustainable coffee from Costa Rica served at FAO symposium in Rome

21-03-2017

Visitors of the FAO´s International Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon in Rome, Italy enjoy a very special coffee during the three-day event: At the Café de Costa Rica´s stand they are served low-carbon coffee from five Costa Rican coffee mills participating in the NAMA Café. 

Coffee farmers from San Carlos de Tarrazú received introduction to the NAMA Café

21-03-2017

A group of coffee producers from San Carlos de Tarrazú received information about new tendencies in coffee growing and an introduction to the NAMA Café at the ICAFE´s office in San Pedro de Barva, Heredia.

Coffee mills develop visual presentation for low-carbon coffee

17-03-2017

How do we promote a low-emission coffee? What consumer tendencies do we know? How do we adapt to their necessities and expectancies? Which market are we interested in? What is the best way to present our coffee? Coffee mills from all over Costa Rica need to answer these questions in order to successfully promote and sell their low-carbon coffee in the world. Answers were found in a workshop held by ICAFE and GIZ and ended in a first idea of how to present a low-emission coffee on an international level.

50 coffee mills initiate carbon and water footprint measuring in 2017

06-03-2017

​In 2017, the 50 coffee mills participating in the Costa Rican Coffee NAMA will receive trainings in calculating their respective carbon and water footprints. More than 36 mills participated in the Welcome and Follow-Up Workshop at Starbuck´s Hacienda Alsacia in the foothills of Poás Volcano organized by the National Coffee Institute (ICAFE), the Ministry for Agriculture (MAG) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

NAMA Support Project will focus on working with coffee farmers and supporting coffee promotion in 2017

01-03-2017

In February 2017, the NAMA Support Project “Low-Carbon Coffee Costa Rica” (NSP) celebrated one year of implementation: Important achievements from 2016 are several trainings for coffee mills involving the measuring of their carbon footprint as well as a tour to Germany to promote Costa Rican coffee. In 2017, the project will focus on working closely with coffee producers to increase farm productivity and continue to support coffee mills to successfully promote their one-of-a-kind coffee abroad.

Coffee producers from 18 countries visit Costa Rican coffee region for knowledge exchange

Coffee producers from 18 countries visit Costa Rican coffee region for knowledge exchange

05-12-2016

In an effort to exchange knowledge and learn about the Costa Rican coffee sector, representatives from all over the world visited coffee mills and farms as well as the country’s National Coffee Institute (ICAFE) during the eighth edition of the Extraordinary Coffee Workshop (EWC) organized by Intelligentsia Coffee.

NAMA Café de Costa Rica presented at COP22 in Marrakech

12-11-2016

Andrea Meza Murillo, Director of the Costa Rican Ministry for Environment and Energy’s Climate Change Department (DCC) presented the NAMA Café de Costa Rica at the side event “NAMAs as Building Blocks to drive NDC Implementation – Reflections from the NAMA Facility” at the COP22 in Marrakech.

First results of the NAMA Café presented at SINTERCAFÉ

11-11-2016

Over 120 interested participants visited the presentation of the NAMA Café at the 30th Edition of the SINTERCAFE International Coffee Week in Costa Rica from November 9th to 13th, where Costa Rica announced having processed 700 kg of green coffee with a carbon footprint of less than 1 kg of CO2e per kg of coffee.