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10 coffee mills sell low-carbon coffee in Germany and the United States

10-12-2018
The Coffee NAMA project has made efforts to strengthen marketing and sales skills of participating coffee mills, in order to better position their low-carbon coffee on international markets – resulting in so far ten successful business encounters. A main objective of the NAMA Support Project (NSP Café) is to support Costa Rican coffee growers to position their low-carbon coffee in international markets, which prefer a sustainable and environmentally friendly product. For this reason, the project regularly organizes business tours to markets interested in this innovative product and offer business opportunities to the coffee mills participating in the project. Up to...

Visitors of the Expo Feria Alemana enjoyed low carbon coffee from Costa Rica

12-11-2018
Visitors of the 2018 Expo Feria Alemana had the opportunity to taste the world´s first low-carbon coffee and buy it from the mills Río Conejo and Santa Elena at GIZ´s booth at the fair. The NAMA Support Project Low-carbon Coffee Costa Rica (NSP Café) and its worldwide first coffee were presented within GIZ´s presence at the Expo Feria Alemana on November 10th and 11th. Visitors of the event had the opportunity to taste low-carbon coffee from the National Coffee Institute and buy coffee from the mills → Río Conejo and → Santa Elena . Additionally, GIZ personnel gave detailed information...

14 coffee mills commit to strengthening their sales and marketing skills

05-10-2018
Participants of the workshop led by ICAFE, GIZ and PROCOMER learned to develop a business model for their coffee, prepare a sales pitch and details for the export of coffee to markets in Europe, Asia, and Australia. Three day-long sessions at the ICAFE´s facilities, 5 presentations of the individual sales pitch and countless hours of self-study: the workshop “Strengthening Sales and Marketing Skills”, held in September 2018, called for a strong commitment from the 14 participants. After studying the information provided on the digital platform of the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promoter (PROCOMER), the coffee mills gathered in three sessions...

Investment incentives promote climate-friendly coffee processing in Costa Rica

20-08-2018
In cooperation with the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) and on behalf of the NAMA Facility, GIZ facilitates access to low-interest loans for coffee mills in Costa Rica. US$ 10 million are now available for investments in climate-friendly technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, water and energy consumption during coffee processing. The loans are offered at favorable conditions with a duration of up to 10 years and an interest rate of between 2 and 6%, which is very low for agricultural businesses. The credit line is managed by the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) and disbursed...

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...

Coffee NAMA will follow-up on work with coffee mills and producers in 2018

07-03-2018
The Coffee NAMA will focus on continuing its work with coffee mills in order to train them in topics such as performing a Life Cycle Analysis and Type 3 Eco-labeling. The project aspires to train an additional 3.000 coffee producers in the 10 Good Agricultural Practices promoted by the Coffee NAMA. A third business tour will be offered the selected coffee mills to continuously promote the first low carbon coffee in the world, this time visiting the United States. During this year, the 51 partnering mills will tackle several topics: apart from receiving follow-up visits and verification of the →...

Coffee mills receive award for measuring greenhouse gas emissions and water consumption

14-12-2017
Costa Rican president Luis Guillermo Solís praised the efforts of coffee mills participating in the country´s Coffee NAMA throughout the year during a small ceremony on December 13 th 2017. 49 mills received an award for successfully measuring greenhouse gas and water consumption during coffee production and processing. The award was presented by the Minister for Agriculture Felipe Arauz, the ICAFE´s executive director Ronald Peters, the president of the ICAFE´s board of directors Guido Vargas and Sandra Spies, director of the NAMA Support Project in the scope of the Costa Rican Coffee NAMA. 49 coffee mills completed the process of...

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...

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...