More Competitive Coffee
Every cup of coffee has a story behind it. Coffee producers from five small Central American countries have decided to rewrite theirs thanks to a project supported by the Multilateral Investment Fund (FOMIN) and the INCAE Business School. In order to produce the specialty coffees that fetch higher prices in international markets, the project helped coffee producer groups to implement quality certification standards, build capacity through training and incorporate environmentally-friendly practices.
Facts and Stats
The project benefited coffee producers from 5 Central American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.
750 coffee producers have adopted a standardized quality system.
15% of producers now sell their specialty coffee at prices above international market levels.
The Quality Management System developed is adapted to ISO 9001:2000 standards.