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...
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...