Growing, importing, and selling coffee presents a number of sustainability challenges. Our partners at origin are the first to feel the effects of climate inaction. Our industry should feel a sense of urgency like never before. Here’s our journey to sustainable coffee;
We partner with Expocamo, specialty coffee exporters who focus on direct-trade and traceable quality. They are committed to growing the grassroots of Nueva Segovia’s specialty coffee industry through sustainable agriculture and long-term thinking.
Expocamo works closely with small farmers to make practical changes. Teams of local agronomists and crop specialists help farmers increase quality as well as be more resilient as Nicaraguan rainy seasons become increasingly volatile.
In 2018, Expocamo announced a new certification “Certified Organic Specialty Coffee”:
- The goal: allow small farmers to sell their organically-produced specialty beans as “certified organic”. This means they no longer need to pay for a costly “official” certification from the national cooperative.
- The result: smallholder farmers are now rewarded for their efforts, while still maintaining traceability, quality control, and price autonomy.