Costa Rican coffee mills work hard to reduce their contribution to Climate Change
50 coffee mills initiate carbon and water footprint measuring in 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 Starbucks´ 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. The workshop, which took place on February 24 th 2017 at the Producer Support Center in Starbucks´ Hacienda Alsacia, kicked off with a warm welcome by Mr. Ronald Peters, Executive Director of the National...
Coffee cooperative produces carbon neutral coffee
Country aims to lower 50% of carbon emissions by 2050
Se ambiciona un crecimiento de la economía desligado de emisión de gases. Meta de carbono neutralidad al 2021 se mantiene como acción voluntaria. Al 2021, Costa Rica podría alcanzar la carbono neutralidad prometida por el expresidente Óscar Arias, gracias a sus bosques y mediante la realización de un esfuerzo moderado de reducción de emisiones de gases efecto invernadero (GEI).
Costa Rican coffee already is carbon neutral
Environmental challenges call for new agriculture
Costa Rican coffee receives US$ 10.7 million for reduction of CO2 emissions
50.000 familia productoras del grano se verán beneficiadas con los fondos. Proyecto reduce emisiones de gases invernadero y disminuye costos. Más de 50.000 familias cafetaleras en el país podrán renovar los métodos de producción y tratamiento de su cosecha, para así reducir las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero y mejorar la competitividad del producto.
Coffee producers from 18 countries visit Costa Rican coffee region for knowledge exchange
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. “The goal is to study quality, production and learn different ways of cultivation, in short, all the innovations, perspectives and good ideas that Costa Rica can offer us from its coffee culture”, explains Geoff Watts from the US-American coffee roaster and buyer Intelligentsia Coffee and organizer of the ECW. The annual workshop...
NAMA Café de Costa Rica presented at COP22 in Marrakech
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. Ms. Meza described the reasons for developing a Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) in the coffee sector, focusing on the challenges for a country as small as Costa Rica. She highlighted the good collaboration between the public and private sector in the course of this NAMA, where the Ministries for Environment and Energy...
Country brings coffee and cows to climate summit