Managua - Six Nicaraguan coffee cooperatives will exhibit the quality of their product during a coffee tasting event with international buyers at the setting of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) 2017 Annual Exposition, to be held 20 -23 April 2017 in Seattle.
The cooperatives that will exhibit and market their coffee at an international level are: Multi-Service Cooperative La Santiago, municipality of Jícaro Nueva Segovia; Arca de Noe Cooperative from San Juan del Río Coco, Madriz, Multisector Cooperative of quality coffee (COOMCAFE), the Esmeralda Cooperative from Jinotega and APAC from Matagalpa.
The coffee tasting event as well as the participation of Nicaraguan producers both are organized and sponsored by the coffee and Cocoa Project (PROMESSA CAFCA), implemented by the Dutch Development Cooperation Service (SNV) Nicaragua, in partnership with the Foundation for Agricultural Technological Development and Nicaraguan forest (FUNICA), the Pan American Agricultural School, El Zamorano, UTZ Foundation and Atlantic Exporters.
The target of participating in this important international event is merely to link coffee producers and coffee organizations with those markets that generate greater value, promoting the exploitation of market opportunities, strengthening the marketing capacities and marketing of coffee and cocoa organizations for the establishment of long-term trade relations between producers, organizations and exporters, in greater-value differentiated markets, as said by Emmanuel Bejar, Director of the Dutch Development Cooperation Service (SNV).
In addition to the samples of coffee from the cooperatives, samples of the Atlantic Exporter will be exhibited during the tasting process, including the production of coffee treated naturally, a process that does not generate water and soil contamination in its post-harvest management. Atlantic Exporter will also guarantee the traceability of the samples exhibited by the organizations.
The SCAA fair is carrying out its 29th edition this year. SCAA is one of the largest and most important special coffee trade fairs in the world. It gathers the best professionals and companies related to the sector, both for the innovations being observed as well as the contacts that are made.
For further information address to Judit Vanegas, Communication Adviser