Costa Rica: Reforms for Coffee Industry

New legislation proposed by the Coffee Institute intends to stimulate quality coffee production.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Coffee mills currently pay all growers equally, but with the new law, there would be a table valuing each grain and paying in accordance to quality.

"The Costa Rican Coffee Institute will act as guarantor for compliance with regulations and with pay differentiated by quality", reported Nación's website.

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The Results of Investing in Quality Coffee

May 2012

A quintal of fine Costa Rican coffee is sold with an average premium of $25 over the reference price on the New York Stock Exchange.

For the last twenty years producers have applied a production strategy for high quality grain, which allows them to sell 80% of the domestic production on fine grain markets, said Ronald Peters, Icafe’s executive director.

Costa Rica: Suggested Changes to Coffee Labeling Rules

July 2010

The Commission for the Promotion of Competition has recommended that permission to show the origin of coffee on labels should be company specific, not per brand.

The proposal comes from Costa Rica’s national coffee institute (Icafe) and is regarding the “100% grown and harvested in Costa Rica” coffee seal.

$1.545 per Quintal of Costa Rican Coffee

June 2009

The Japanese business Tashiro Coffee paid $1.545 per quintal for coffee from the Bella Vista farm in the virtual auction that was conducted yesterday.

In the auction, which was carried out via Internet, there were 24 lots of fine Costa Rican coffee and the average price obtained was $718 per quintal.

Costa Rica: Rainforest Invites Samples for Coffee Quality Contest

February 2010

The company is receiving coffee samples from plantations certified with sustainability standards.

The deadline for submitting samples is March 8th.

Rainforest has organized this contest since 2003, and the 10 winning samples will be presented at the Annual Rainforest Alliance Coffee Quality Contest, in New York, United States”, reported

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