What's behind Colombian Coffee

April, 2017

No 33

Nicolás Rico is the first Colombian Brewer Champion

Rico will now represent Colombia in the World Brewers Cup to be held in Budapest, Hungary.

March, 2017

No 33

Coffee entices more and more domestic and foreign tourists

• With increased previous knowledge, visitors seek to get familiar with origin and all that is behind the bean, from seed to cup.
(Photo taken from fincadelcafe.com: Visitors on a coffee tour.)

December, 2016

No 33

Cenicafé 1, new coffee variety developed in Colombia

Its short stature will enable high densities. The cup quality is described as very good and it classifies as specialty coffee. According to a cupping panel, it features notes of cocoa, honey and hazelnut.

October, 2016

Nro 32

Global Market Trends Provide Important Opportunities for Colombian Specialty Coffees

During first day of ExpoEspeciales 2016’s academic agenda

Millennials’ growing demand for specialty coffees, South Korea’s demand for high-quality coffees and rising demand in the single-dose segment are major driving forces in the industry.

August, 2016

No 31

Indigenous Worldview in Coffee Farming

For indigenous peoples, coffee farming is not only a means of improving their quality of life; it is in close harmony with Nature and Earth, conceived as the mother of its own culture. And for them, coffee institutions also have benefits such as the purchase guarantee.

May, 2016

No 30

Markets Appreciate Transparency and Accuracy of Colombian Coffee Statistics

Having an institution such as the FNC contributes to the consolidation of figures, which help coffee producers compare their own productivity, notes Rodrigo Costa, Director of Commodities at Société Générale, headquartered in New York City.

March, 2016

No 29

From Japan to the Coffee Farm in Huila

As every year, Japanese experts attended in Colombia the International Training Course for Specialists in Quality Control of Mild Coffees, organized by the FNC and Almacafé. Having visited three coffee farms in Gigante, Timaná and Acevedo, in the Huila department, enabled them to learn about the Colombian origin from seed to cup.

December, 2015

No 28

Expansion in Colombia and Abroad Strengthens Juan Valdez® Café

The Colombian coffee growers’ flagship coffee shop chain projects to close 2015 with a total of 340 stores, of which 230 are projected in Colombia and the rest in other 15 countries.

September, 2015

No 27

FNC, a Leading Player in Rural Education for Development

The educational model “Escuela Nueva” (New School), designed in the 1970s by Colombian teachers and widely applied in the rural sector, in particular the coffee sector, has become a world reference.

July, 2015

No 26

Cenicafé Generates Electricity from Coffee Tree Wood

It is the first time that the use of this coffee by-product is investigated to generate electricity, not only in Colombia, but in the world, hence the importance of this cutting-edge technological development.

June, 2015

No 25

Regional Competitions Look for the Best Specialty Coffees

As part of Café de Colombia’s bet on quality and differentiation, regional quality competitions in the departments of Norte de Santander, Quindío, Tolima and Valle del Cauca are looking for the best coffees.

May, 2015

No 24

Cooperatives Bought Coffee Worth $1 Billion in 2014

The 34 coffee growers cooperatives in the country, with an extensive network of 530 purchase points, are a fundamental marketing cogwheel of coffee institutions. With a social base of 82,000 farmers, who are their owners, they organize the market and irrigate welfare in the coffee regions by making effective the Purchase Guarantee.

March, 2015

No 23

What Makes Café de Colombia Unique?

Privileged geographical and weather conditions; the care that coffee growers put at every stage of production; permanent availability and freshness as it is harvested all year round; strict controls that ensure the origin and quality of the bean, and economic, social, environmental and institutional sustainability are some factors that give Colombian coffee its unique attributes.

February, 2015

No 22

FNC Virtual Courses for Extensionists Have Recorded 30,000 Participants

Apart from opportunity, relevance, convenience and timeliness of these courses, they have become a great educational tool to then transfer knowledge to Colombian coffee growers.

December, 2014

No 21

Coffee-Growing Women in the Spotlight

The Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) strengthens the role of rural women and advances in recognition of their work, encouraging quality production on their farms and bringing them closer to the markets.

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