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Daniela Gutierrez, La Montaña Tarrazú coffee mill, Tarrazú

March, 2021

For Daniela Gutiérrez of La Montaña Tarrazú coffee mill, an environmentally-friendly coffee production goes before all else. With her participation in the NAMA Café, the young woman confirmed her processes are already sustainable and identified possible areas for improvement.

Guillermo Trejos, Coopelibertad coffee mill, Heredia

March, 2021

Guillermo Trejos, manager of Coopelibertad coffee mill, highlights how the participation in the NAMA Café has helped him improve his processes in order to produce a sustainable, low-carbon coffee.

Carlos Vargas, Unión Varsán coffee mill, Monteverde

March, 2021

For Carlos Vargas of Unión Varsán coffee mill in Monteverde, participating in the NAMA Café has had multiple positive impacts, from the increase in tasting notes, to the production of his own fertilizer and the generation of important information to share with buyers and tourists that visit the mill.

Project Shade trees in coffee farms

May, 2020

Together with the Fundación Banco Ambiental we support coffee producers in Costa Rica with the introduction of more than 70,000 shade trees in their coffee plantations. Shade trees bring a multitude of benefits: they contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases, protect local biodiversity, reduce the number of agrochemicals required, and support the regulation of the micro-climate of the coffee plantation.

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#VoicesOfTheCoffeeNAMA: Martin and Ignacio Ceciliano, micro coffee mill Río Conejo Estate

November, 2019

"We are pioneers, we are the first low-emission coffee", state Martin and Ignacio Ceciliano from the micro coffee mill Río Conejo Estate about the importance of the Coffee NAMA. The two brothers easily took advantage of the added value of their innovative coffee to position it on the US-American market.

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#VoicesOfTheCoffeeNAMA: Monserrat Prado, micro coffee mill Ditsö

November, 2019

Monserrat Prado from the micro-mill Ditsö shows that there does not always have to be big, radical changes to confront Climate Change: Little transformations may also have a great impact. 

#VoicesOfTheCoffeeNAMA: Mario Sibaja, CoopeVictoria R.L.

November, 2019

"Today we are taking the first step worldwide with the Coffee NAMA. This a differentiating element to achieve better prices and tell the world that we are a coffee culture, but also very focused on taking care of the environment", states Mario Sibaja, the commercial manager of the coffee mill CoopeVictoria R.L..

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#VoicesOfTheCoffeeNAMA: Warner Quesada, coffee mill Coopesabalito R.L.

November, 2019

The coffee mill Coopesabalito R.L. works hard to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases by decreasing their use of wood and electricity. Warner Quesada, the mill´s manager, explains the actions that were taken with the support of the financial mechanisms provided by the Coffee NAMA.

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#VoicesOfTheCoffeeNAMA: Luz Mery Vásquez, coffee producer

November, 2019

Luz Mery Vásquez could teach us some lessons about the empowerment of female leaders. With effort and courage, she managed to more than double her harvest in just one year, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and renewing her plantation. The lioness, as her friends call her, tells us how this success has been possible.

#VoicesOfTheCoffeeNAMA: Gabriela Fernández, coffee mill Cordillera de Fuego S.A.

November, 2019

New intelligent drying ovens, a water drainer and drying patios - the coffee mill Cordillera de Fuego S.A has realized various important changes to reduce their emission of greenhouse gases and energy consumption. Gabriela Fernández, the mill´s manager, tells us why those investments were worth it.

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