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The Official Guest Country of 2019 is GUATEMALA.

2019 主宾国 : Guatemala

About Guatemala:

Total Area order gabapentin uk 108,889 km2

Coffee is grown in i loved this 2.8% of the territory

About Guatemalan Coffees:

305,000 hectares cultivated in coffee

Grown in 20 of the country’s 22 departments

98% shade grown

98% washed Arabica

125,000 coffee producers

10th position in the global export countries listing

 

Guatemala´s uniqueness in the production of specialty coffees:

Guatemalan Coffees are recognized worldwide for being cultivated under shade (98% of the coffee is shade grown), hand-harvested and by its unique geographical conditions; a perfect combination that produces exquisite high-altitude coffees with a delicious aroma, pleasant acidity, a lot of body and a delicate sweetness.

Crisscrossing mountain ranges, including the legendary Sierra Madre, allow coffee to be grown in most regions of Guatemala. Major geographic influences, like the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, large crater lakes, flat plains, and high mountain ranges, combine to create more than three hundred microclimates in an area of 67,663 square miles (108,889 square kilometers).

Guatemalan Coffees reflect the way different soils and climate patterns combine with high altitudes to create marked regional differences and unique cup profiles.

Trend to Quality

During the last thirty years, the type of coffee produced and exported by Guatemala has shifted away from Primes to higher quality beans, resulting in 80% of the Guatemalan coffee exports being Strictly Hard Beans (SHB), cultivated between 4,300 and 6,500 feet (1,300–2,000 meters above sea level). To be grown at these elevations imply that beans usually mature more slowly and grow to be denser, holding a lot of nutrients in its cell walls, thus resulting in richer quality cup profiles.

 

A Positively Green Future

At last, it is important to mention that Guatemala´s 38 million shade trees and coffee plants account for 7% of the total national forest cover, helping to safeguard the country’s vulnerable ecological health and preserve the world’s resources and biodiversity. Countless are the benefits of the shade among which we can mention the soil fertility, nitrogen and carbon fixation, the purification of air and water, the regulation of hydrologic cycles, the conservation of biodiversity, mitigation of floods and droughts, being habitat for native and migratory species, the reduction of deforestation and the adaptability to climate change among many others.

 

For each cup of Guatemalan Coffee your drink, families are supported through our social programs.

The Guatemalan Coffee Foundation for Rural Development – Funcafé was established in 1994 with the purpose of contributing to human development of coffee farmers and their families along rural areas in Guatemala. Since its creation, this project has benefited 10.832.117 families in health, 133.953 families in nutrition/food security, and 977,618 persons in education. In the year 2017, Funcafé received the SCA Sustainable Project Award for its High School Center with Coffee Specialization Program.

To give a closer look and learn more about our country and the production of specialty coffees, we invite you to visit us at the entrance of Hall A at Coex.

 We will be glad to welcome you to this experience!

The 2018 Guest Country is Costa Rica!

Café de Costa Rica History

Costa Rica was the first Central American country that established this flourishing industry. 1720 is the coffee introduction date to the Americas, when the Coffea Arábica specie, Typica variety first seeds came to the Martinique island, in The Antilles; and then were grown in the Costa Rica Province at the end of the 18th century.

Coffee has been a fundamental pillar for Costa Rican society and an engine of its economic, social and cultural development. That’s why it has been correctly called, “The Golden Bean”. Several factors favored the establishment of this “Golden Coffee Bean”: lands where first plantations were established are characterized by extremely fertile and volcanic origin soils; two seasons (dry and rainy); relatively uniform and favorable temperatures along the year for the development of the coffee plant.

CAFÉ DE COSTA RICA PROPOSES ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND ETHICAL TRANSPARENCY, QUALITY AND TRACEABILITY TO THE WORLD

Providing more environmental, social, ethical, quality and traceability information of coffee, is what Café de Costa Rica is looking for with the Costa Rican Coffee Traceability Statement (CRCTS) project, developed by the Costa Rica Coffee Institute, ICAFE.

The CRCTS expects to generate greater added value for Café de Costa Rica excellent quality. At the same time, environmental, social and economic sustainability for the coffee Sector, fulfilling the expectations of the millennial consumer population (interested in knowing the origin and practices behind the products that it buying and consuming), reaffirming the positioning of our coffee in terms of quality, innovation and leadership.

The information that is collected, the way in which it is collected and validated, is based on a Protocol that supports the CRCTS through a declaration and a mobile application. The CRCTS is developed in two stages: the first is a protocol composed of environmental, social, ethical and quality indicators that come mainly from the Costa Rican legal framework, including Law 2762, which regulates the coffee Sector and is unique in the world. In the second stage, a technological platform (mobile application) will be developed which will gather the parameters compliance and show the information to the final consumers in order to satisfy this population`s demands.

With the CRCTS, we ensure that about 78% of the coffee export price reaches the Producer; that each coffee Producer, Mill and Exporter comply with occupational health and safety requirements, and that the industrialized processes are correctly carried out.

The 2017 Guest Country is Indonesia!

Indonesia Coffee

Sponsored by and in partnership with:

Introduction to Indonesia

Indonesia is the world’s 3rd biggest coffee producing country in 2014, according to International Coffee Organization. Indonesia’s 3,200 mile archipelago with more than 17,000 island, 120 active volcanoes, ample rainfall, fertile soil, and ideal temperatures have led to existence of variety of coffees.

Specialty Arabic coffee in Indonesia’s most popularly exported product and has gained worldwide acknowledgement. This has positioned Indonesia as the 2nd largest specialty Arabic exporter in the world, with 150,000 tons of export per year. Nearly 100 genetic varieties of Arabic coffee have been created in 1699, some of these include Sumatera Lintong, Sumatera Kerinci, Sumatera Solok Minang, Java Preanger, Java ljen Raung, Jave Estaste, Sulawesi Toraja, Papua Wamena and much more.

Indonesia is the world’s 3rd biggest coffee producing country in 2014, according to International Coffee Organization. Indonesia’s 3,200 mile archipelago with more than 17,000 island, 120 active volcanoes, ample rainfall, fertile soil, and ideal temperatures have led to existence of variety of coffees.

Variety of Indonesian Coffee:

Java, Luwak, Sumatra, Sulawesi, Gayo, Kintamani, Papua Wamena, Flores Bajawa

 

Distribution Coffee Growing Areas in Indonesia

Indonesian coffee production

2016 Guest Country: Brazil

In 2016, we welcomed Brasil
as our Guest Country

Sponsored by and in partnership with:

Introduction to Brasil

Brazil is one of the most important actor in the world agribusiness. The country developed the highest technology to produce food, fibers and energy in a tropical climate and playing an important role in the world agriculture commodities market.

Despite of being at the top three producer and export in many products such as orange juice, coffee, sugar and ethanol, poultry, soybeans, maize and others, it always important to reinforce that this large country still have 61% of its land preserved with its natural forest, especially the tropical one.

In the last 40 years, we increased our productivity more than 3.2 times, using 3 times less land to cultivate our most planted crops.

Even though you don´t have any information about Brazil, you are already consuming our products daily such as soybean made products, sugar, meat, nuts, coffee and many others that are about 6% of Korean total agribusiness import.

Regional Map of Brasil’s Coffee

A general overview of the regions where Brasil’s famous coffee beans originate from. Click image for a larger look at the map.

2015 Guest Country: Colombia

In 2015, we welcomed Colombia
as our Guest Country

2014 Guest Country: Ethiopia

In 2014, we welcomed Ethiopia
as our First Guest Country