What's Happening

November, 2019

No 33

YTD Colombian coffee production grows 5%

•  Within the FNC estimates. Coffee exports grow 15% in October over the same month of the previous year.

October, 2019

No 33

Cafés de Colombia Expo 2019 received about 18,000 visitors

•  The number of visitors has shown a steady growth and confirms that the expo has been consolidating its renown in the global industry.

October, 2019

No 33

FNC and USAID launch Coffee for Peace strategy in Colombia

Both will work with coffee-growing families of six departments and 34 municipalities. To date, 398 tons of coffee worth US $ 1.4 million have been exported.

October, 2019

No 33

‘Colombia has how to defend itself: with coffee quality’.- FNC CEO

• The FNC CEO said at the inauguration of Cafés de Colombia Expo. The union leader also emphasized the importance of having institutions such as the FNC, which will not leave producers alone.
• This important event, which every year brings together the entire coffee value chain, from seed to cup, will take place from October 17 to 20 in Corferias.
• Cafés de Colombia Expo has become established as a space open to all public around the national drink.

August, 2019

No 33

YTD Colombian coffee production grows 5.4%

• Results confirm the importance of keeping coffee plantations renewed. Coffee exports grow 9.5% so far this year.

July, 2019

No 33

FNC pioneers obtaining rights over varieties developed by Cenicafé

• To protect collective equity of Colombian coffee growers, with a process that began in 2013, it is the first time an institution in the world obtains rights over 10 progenies of the Castillo® variety.

July, 2019

No 33

Final Declaration of the Participants of the Second World Coffee Producers Forum

In the city of Campinas, Brazil, on July 10 and 11, 2019, the second forum of coffee-producing countries was held, and considering:

July, 2019

No 33

FNC CEO asks for remunerative prices for coffee producers

• At the Second World Coffee Producers Forum. He suggested that the industry pay at least USD 2/lb of coffee to producers. The coffee leader brought to this important forum the proposal that he has been leading in different spaces for the benefit of producers in Colombia and the world.
• Vélez proposed creating a chain of custody of the price paid for coffee so that a decent proportion effectively reaches producers and does not remain in the chain.
• The FNC CEO also suggested that producing countries capture more value from the chain through the creation, for example, of a coffee seal “roasted at origin” issued by those who process coffee before exporting it.

July, 2019

No 33

Jeffrey D. Sachs proposes to create a World Coffee Fund to finance sustainability of farmers

• At the opening of the Second World Coffee Producers Forum. Current and foreseeable conditions of the industry, including the low price crisis, require a joint effort from the main industry players, in coordination with governments, to invest in sustainability of producers.
• During his speech Professor Sachs said he is concerned about concentration of coffee production in two countries (Brazil and Vietnam), something he described as very bad for the entire chain.

June, 2019

No 33

Brazil and Colombia consolidate alliance to guarantee income of coffee growers

• The world’s largest arabica producers plan joint actions to reverse the coffee price crisis, details of which will be presented at the II World Coffee Producers Forum (WCPF).

May, 2019

No 33

With the FNC’s support, Nespresso launches program Reviving Origins in Caquetá

In order to recover excellent-quality coffee production.

April, 2019

No 33

Colombian coffee reaches $54/lb in first auction abroad

Committed to the highest cup quality, even with a sound training in cupping, more and more coffee growers produce exceptional coffee for which international customers are willing to pay a better price.

April, 2019

No 33

Coffee growers of Caldas, Antioquia, Cauca & Tolima win 4th Colombia, Land of Diversity contest

• Their work and commitment to quality were rewarded. “This competition becomes more relevant at this time, as it generates more income to coffee growers and highlights the call that the institution has made to all market players to recognize the work and quality of Colombian coffee,” Juan Camilo Ramos, the FNC Chief Commercial Officer, said.

• The winners in each category received COP 25 million (USD 7,980) for their coffee and the opportunity to take it to the international live auction to be held in Boston, Massachusetts, on next April 13.

April, 2019

No 33

Colombian coffee production falls 12% in March and 4.4% in coffee year

•  In April, harvesting will begin in Cauca, Nariño, Cundinamarca, Huila, Valle, Tolima and Norte de Santander.

March, 2019

No 33

FNC & Café de Colombia attract new customers and important allies in Europe

Promotion of Colombian coffee in such important events as ITB Berlin, the world’s leading travel trade show, in Germany, and its incorporation into the menu of El Corte Inglés restaurants are some of the relevant actions in this market.

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