Colombia is seen by Ethiopia, the cradle of coffee, as a global reference in traceability

Colombia is seen by Ethiopia, the cradle of coffee, as a global reference in traceability

An Ethiopian delegation visited Colombia to learn firsthand about a number of aspects of the FNC’s work, as the African nation aims to improve coffee storage and implement a traceability system. Through its logistics branch Almacafé, t…

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The Coca-Cola Foundation, TechnoServe & FNC team up to empower female coffee farmers

The Coca-Cola Foundation, TechnoServe & FNC team up to empower female coffee farmers

The groundbreaking initiative will increase access to information and services for 11,000 female coffee growers. Bogotá, Colombia (March 30, 2017) – The Coca-Cola Foundation, TechnoServe and the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FN…

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Coffee farming entices more and more domestic and foreign tourists

Coffee farming entices more and more domestic and foreign tourists

With increased previous learning, 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.)…

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FNC representatives visit Global Seed Vault in Svalbard, Norway

FNC representatives visit Global Seed Vault in Svalbard, Norway

Seeking to preserve the world’s coffee collections and guarantee viable production in the future, the FNC was invited to participate in this initiative by providing Arabica coffee beans from its International Coffee Collections. Bogota, Mar…

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Cenicafé 1, the new coffee variety developed in Colombia

Cenicafé 1, the new coffee variety developed in Colombia

Its low height 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 cocoa, honey and hazelnut notes. After 20 years of research and seeking to…

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FNC CEO makes historic visit to Brazil

FNC CEO makes historic visit to Brazil

Both delegations talked about the first World Coffee Producers Forum, to be held in Medellin, Colombia, next year, among other issues. Brasilia, October 25, 2016 (FNC Press Office) – With the presence of the Brazilian Deputy Mini…

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Coffees from Tolima, Nariño and Cauca win 1st National Quality Competition

Coffees from Tolima, Nariño and Cauca win 1st National Quality Competition

José Anargel Rodríguez, from the municipality of Ibagué, Tolima, was the big winner; his lot won first places in acidity and exoticness. In the subsequent live auction, his coffee was sold at a record price of US$ 50.5/lb. Coffees from Toli…

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Almacafé’s poster presentation is selected for important conference in Dijon, France

Almacafé’s poster presentation is selected for important conference in Dijon, France

The Organizing Committee of the 7th European Conference on Sensory and Consumer Research, to be held from September 11 to 14, selected a paper on sensory analysis by Almacafé to be presented at the venue of this important forum. Research wo…

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Coffee growers are made aware of importance of Integrated Pest Management

Coffee growers are made aware of importance of Integrated Pest Management

“Technically, CBB is a cryptic pest, i.e., hidden in the coffee bean. Only a fraction of it flies, roughly 20%. When we talk about full presence of CBB in a coffee plantation, we refer to eggs, larvae, pupae, and adults; 80% of all biologic…

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