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International Fair Trade Towns Conference – Glarus Nord, Switzerland 22-24th September 2023.

Attended by Mike and Sheena King from Wycombe for Fairtrade. (Only UK Fairtrade Town present)

Mike and Sheena King flew to Switzerland 4 days before the Conference for a short holiday, staying in the Alpine village of Filzback, overlooking the Glarus Valley. Stunning mountain scenery, alpine flower meadows, fresh air, a local chair lift, the sound of cowbells, all made for an enjoyable break.

IFTTC – Day 1 – Friday 22nd September 2023- Morning – Overview.

The IFTTC began with an early 40-kilometer coach trip to the Fairtrade Town of Vaduz, the capital of neighbouring Liechtenstein. Welcomed by the Mayor, the first plenary session and expert panel discussion focused on “Localizing Fair Trade”. Liechtenstein recognized the importance of supporting both tropical products and Fair Trade farmers, but also assisting local producers equally. Vaduz had produced a very useful town map with locations of Fair Trade outlets ass well as independent shops and markets selling locally produced food. Their mantra is “Local and Fair”. Combining Fair Trade sugar with locally grown wheat and maize, Liechtenstein had produced a very nice Fair Trade Beer, which we received as part of our lunch packs. There was also a trip by road train, cut short by the heavy rain, of their “World fields” project. The idea was to grow by organic means arable crops, buckwheat, rice, Ribel maize, and soya, on a 2000 square meter plot to calculate the amount of land needed to support one person. The intention is also to increase biodiversity.

Expert Panel discussions focused on exploring ideas and examples of increasing: –

  • South – South Fair trade – spurred on by the Covid pandemic when Northern exports were interrupted or halted.


  • North – North fair trade – applying Fairtrade principles to the poorest dairy farmers and wheat growers (France), blueberry growers, (Finland) and small – scale tomato growers (Southern Italy) – all on Fairtrade Terms.  Discussion around a Northern Fairtrade logo.

Afternoon – Overview

We arrived at the Lintharena, the main Conference venue on the outskirts of Nafels, in the Glarus Valley.

Welcome and Keynote Speech

2.00 pm The Mayor of Glarus – Nord Canton, totally Fairtrade, welcomed Conference delegates from all over the world. Glarus Nord became a Fair-Trade Zone in 2016. He stressed that Glarus Nord had proved that local businesses and the community can work together to make a sustainable contribution to the fight against worldwide poverty. Glarus has a long history in supporting and legislating for positive social changes, e.g. 1846 bill prohibiting child employment, 1848 bill prohibiting Sunday opening, 1916, the local General Assembly approved the first old age pension scheme in Switzerland. Over 2000 Fairtrade products are now available in Switzerland.

The Impact and Innovation of Fair Trade5 Speakers from Fair Trade projects around the world.

Maz Havelaar – Switzerland Please see separate report.

Get Paper Industry – Fairtrade Paper Project – Nepal – Please see separate report.

Cotton – Pravakar Meher – Please see separate report.

Tropical Almonds Project – Telmond Foods – Ghana – Dr. Eva Aganda – very innovative and fascinating  Please see separate report.

Fair Picture – Jorg Arnold – Breaking down stereotypical views of underdevelopment, poverty, backwardness of the global South. Please see separate report.

3.45 pm. Fair Public Procurement – Judge Marc Steiner

This Swiss Federal Judge gave a fascinating insight into the changes in Public Procurement since the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement. The EU now recognizes that member states public procurement policies should incorporate sustainable, ecological, environmental, and socio-economic aspects. Public procurement in the European Union alone is worth a staggering 2.5 trillion euros per year. For further details please see the separate report.

4.25pm Global South Spotlight – 3 speakers

1. Get Paper Industry – Nepal – Milan

Milan stressed that Global South producers need a voice with full human rights for workers. The Get Paper Industry, based in Kathmandu, Nepal, is a social Fairtrade certified enterprise, producing handmade paper and stationery, making paper the old way using cotton rags as the raw material, with the paper formed by drying in the sun. Paper, paper bags, cards, and decorative boxes are produced, largely by a female workforce. Priority objectives include: –

  • Employment of formerly marginalized women
  • Empowerment of women in the business including management roles
  • Provide full training, education, and health facilities.
  • Sustainable employment

Please view Global South Spotlight report for full review.

2. WeltPartner, Germany, Fairtrade Importer and Wholesaler – Thomas Hoyer. MD.

Thomas Hoyer stressed that social businesses like Get Paper Industry have increased their social impact as well as their business development.  WeltPartner has around 60 Fairtrade partners worldwide accounting for over 1500 products, 93% of which are food products. They pride themselves on working only with smaller Fairtrade Cooperatives, getting the highest (fairest) prices possible, developing strong and lasting relationships with producers such as Get paper Industry.

Please view Global South Spotlight report for full review.

3. Tropical Almonds – Dr. Eva Aganda, Extension Services Manager, Telmond Foods,

With the tropical almond, Talmond Foods are introducing a novel, protein-rich food to the plant-based movement whose nutritional benefits are almost identical to those of the conventional almond, however, much more environmentally friendly. The milk from this Fairtrade certified product was initially aimed at the local population, then regionally, and finally internationally. Dr Agana stated that this new industry supported diversification away from traditionally grown products like bananas, cocoa, and palm oil. Talmond have recognized their local and regional customers too in this South – South trading pattern.

IFTTC – Day 2 – Saturday 23rd September 2023- Morning – Overview.

This was a busy full day with plenary sessions, expert panel discussions and workshops.

International Campaigns Updates & Strategies. Sat 23rd September 9.00 am. To 10.00 am.

Jonathan Janssens, Gent Fair Trade Region, Belgium.

Jonathan recognized that the secret to getting things done was to identify the: –

  • Right people
  • Right organization
  • And the right politician
  • Find out where their interests lie and in turn inform them of the principles of Fair Trade

Fair Trade Town Coordinator. Takashi Kobuki, Japan.

It was common in Japan with Fair Trade Town campaigns to use celebrities, famous athletes, professional footballers with links to a particular town. Famous sportsmen, sportswomen, and media personalities would have their own fan base, which could be influential by spreading the word.

Fleurance Laroppe, Saarbrucken Fair Trade Town, Germany.

Fleurance echoed the approach of the first speaker, Jonathan Janssens from Ghent Fair Trade. Saarbrucken was the first Fair Trade Town in Germany. Fleurance gave a very enthusiastic and energetic talk highlighting the need to: –

  1. Look for the people who make decisions.
  2. Identify cross-generational influencers and policy makers.
  3. Look across different cultures and identify successful advocates and campaigns.
  4. Identify organizations with good resources like schools, universities, businesses.
  5. Look for sponsorship or backing – No campaign can run without a budget.

Local University Schemes

There is a 10-year scheme running in local universities where interested students are paid to become Fair Trade Ambassadors to devise and deliver campaigns like “Fair For Fair”. However, in this post-Covid environment and cost of living rises, some universities are naturally cutting back on their pool of Fair Trade Ambassadors but are still retaining their “Fair Trade Plus” project.  It is hoped that these paid, part-time, young ambassadors will become Full-time activists within the Saarbrucken Municipality. Their training as ambassadors would give them a good insight into how Fairtrade operates and how local Fair Trade Town activists can make a difference.

Rex Asanga, Managing Chief Executive Officer, Bolgotanga Region, Ghana.

There is an annual regional Fair-Trade Festival and Fair with small-scale farmers, medium-sized producers, and local tribal chiefs all serve on the Fair Trade planning committee.  These key actors are the major stakeholders. They try to find sponsorship and exhibitors for this annual festival which these farmers and producers really value as an arena and showcase for their products.

Stakeholder Activation in the Fair-Trade Movement. Sat 23rd Sept 2023. 10.00 am. to 10.45 am.

Bianca De Wolf, Flanders Fair Trade, Belgium.

Biance de Wolf gave an interesting and detailed overview of the state of Fairtrade in Belgium. There are around 193 Fairtrade Towns in Belgium, shared between Flanders and the Dutch speaking part of Wallonia in Northern Belgium. The first Fairtrade town in Belgium was Ghent, certified in 2006.

The annual Fair Municipalities Meeting Day brings together everyone involved in the campaign to discover, inspire, network, and look ahead. The meeting intends to offer fresh ideas, new insights, and concrete examples to rejuvenate, expand, renew, or connect the local campaign with other sustainability themes in the fair municipality or city. And there is plenty of time and space to network with each other!

Young and older committed volunteers, members of the council of aldermen, civil servants: everyone will find something to their liking here.

Fair Trade Flanders did a SWOT analysis of Stakeholder needs and aims revealing

4 main findings: –

  1. Connecting with other Fair Trade Towns in Flanders 
  2. Broadening Fairness
  3. Rejuvenating Steering Groups who were all ageing with younger people.
  4. Renew approach with animated and real “Fair Trade Town Tours Tours”  with Fairtrade prizes.

Stakeholder Activation Expert Panel Session.

(Bianca De Wolf, Flanders Fair Trade; Giorgio Dal Fiume, WFTO, Italy; Jonathan Janssens, Ghent Fair Trade; Takashi Kobuki, Fair Trade Forum, Japan; Fleurance Laroppe, Fair Trade Saarbrucken; Jatta Makkula, National Coordinator Finland.

Expert Panel Conclusions: –

  1. It is not easy to invent something new or introduce a new approach
  2. Public procurement covers a wide area in addition to food. Fairtrade producers make handicrafts, textiles, clothes, paper, cosmetics, gardening gloves etc.
  3. There are always new actors/stakeholders that may want to be involved, especially in new sustainable and ethical areas.
  4. Create and share a joint vision with other stakeholders.
  5. Form alliances with sustainability, environmental, ecological, and local business groups.
  6. Always seek to engage and incorporate young people into discussions and plans, listening to their ideas and views.

Local Campaigning Roadmap – Workshop, Main Lintharena.  11.15 am to 12.30 pm.

Speakers and workshop focused on Fair Trade Network across Europe,  Asia and the Pacific region,  as well as Africa. The session looked at best practice, ideas, and challenges faced by local campaigning groups.

Speakers and workshop attendees agreed that local campaigns must be: –

  1. Fun and enjoyable – Fair Trade Wales has an online resources and practical help section to assist the 30 Fairtrade Groups operating in Wales.
  2. Engagement with the public – this will vary according to different stakeholder groups. Local or national government political support is very useful to have.
  3. Inclusive – especially significant engagement involving young people across a range of sectors including schools and colleges.
  4. Utilize resources available from sponsors, local authorities, schools, and colleges, as well as the online resources of the UK Fairtrade Foundation itself.
  5. Promoting Fairtrade products and logo. 93% of UK consumers are thought to recognize and trust the logo knowing that farmers will get a fair price for their purchases. Fair Trade challenges the existing sub-optimal free market trade conditions and associated social and economic inequalities.
  6. Local Fairtrade campaigns should also make connections that Fairtrade champions: –
    – gender equality
    – female empowerment
    – sustainable farming practices
    – organic production
    – reforestation
    – measures that mitigate climate change.

Youth Driving Fair Trade. Plenary Session. Sat 23rd September 2.00 pm.

Lisbeth Perez, Commercial Manager at Maquita Productores, Ecuador. Online

Lisbeth sited examples of young women becoming involved in Fairtrade cocoa production. Fairtrade has been instrumental in women acquiring and developing skills to obtain management and leadership roles in cocoa cooperatives in addition to working in community development projects like clean water, community health, and education. This has boosted the self-esteem of women and improved their basic human rights.

The Board of the company try to keep spaces and jobs for youth to learn by doing and to encourage Fairtrade advocates by: –

  1. Instigating training programmes for young people who want to learn.
  2. To reserve spaces for youth to gather and to encourage them to be “community minded”.
  3. Allow youth to be advocates of their own projects e.g., an affordability programme to transition to a greener approach for food production.
  4. Include youth in policy making and decisions.

Youth are welcomed in Fair Trade Town movements in Ecuador as they are the future.

Youth Driving Fair Trade. Panel Discussion. Main Lintharena. 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm.

Panel Members:
Simon – Fair Trade Advocacy Office – Brussels
Mayqueen – FairAfric – Ghana

Mayqueen focused on Africa’s Share in the Global Chocolate industry.

Many chocolate brands with the Fairtrade label provide a high incentive to cocoa farmers. However, many farmers have large families, so when children come to inherit their families land, the parcels of land grow smaller and farm size decreases. FairAfric pays around $2400.00 per tonne of raw cocoa. If this cocoa was processed into chocolate to add value, the price per tonne would increase to $10,000.00.

The price must be fair to the consumer as well as to the producer who grew the cocoa.

Simon thought that environmental and sustainable production needed to expand by investing in: –

  1. Biodegradable packaging and wrappers.
  2. Solar energy
  3. Climate neutral
  4. Reforestation schemes to improve soil fertility and retain water.
  5. Totally Organic production (this requires a higher premium to be paid to farmers)
  6. Create more cocoa production jobs in Ghana with gender equality built in.
  7. Create truly sustainable cocoa farming.
  8. Add new products.
  9. Retain greater control of cocoa production at source.
  10. Sell more Fairtrade cocoa to Fairtrade Chocolate companies like CLARO Fair Trade.

In 1997 the Claro fair trade cooperative was transformed into an Aktiengesellschaft according to the Swiss law. claro fair trade claims as ultimate goals the continuous improvement of the social, economic, and environmental situation of their producers. These include the minimization of middlemen in favour of direct cooperation with local partners and supporting social projects. Whenever possible, the products are certified by the Max Havelaar Foundation. This Business to Business direct transaction is becoming more popular.

Thoughts of Transform Trade’s CEO on Tradecraft going into administration

By now you may have heard the news: Traidcraft, the fair trade pioneer and our close partner for many years, is going into administration.

Those are painful words to write, but I wanted to pass on the news personally and share some reflections at this difficult time.

Many of you will have supported Traidcraft for years and do not need me to tell you that today marks a huge loss. After an exceptionally difficult few years, one of the founders of the trade justice movement is closing its doors.

Since 1979 Traidcraft has reimagined the relationships between producers and consumers, putting justice at the heart of trade. It’s no exaggeration to say that the fair trade movement as we know it would not exist without Traidcraft.

But what now?

When we changed our name to Transform Trade, Richard Adams, the founder of Traidcraft said…

“Transform Trade have picked up the baton with their new strategy and name… the work is not done yet.”

We didn’t realise at the time just how relevant those words would be, only a few months down the line. Together, we must pick up the baton.

The good work that Traidcraft has done over the years will not disappear. Instead it must be built upon.

Our mission it to transform trade so that everybody benefits. As we continue this work, our focus right now is on two things.

1. Supporting producers
Over the years, Traidcraft did incredible work with smaller producer groups – helping them find a route to market where no one else could. We’re working on plans to expand our work supporting small groups of artisans and farmers, like those Traidcraft was originally set up to help, in order to fill the gap they leave behind. 

2. The system
Trading ethically within a system that is unjust is always going to be difficult – especially during a cost of living crisis. From the start, the odds were stacked against Traidcraft. Our campaigning and advocacy work aims to level the playing field by demanding change to the entire trading system. We’ve shown in the past that it can be done, but we must press on with renewed energy.

I firmly believe that there is hope for the trade justice movement.

The good work that Traidcraft pioneered cannot and will not be undone. We are committed to transforming trade – and I am so grateful that you stand with us.

Lead-in Online Event prior to Fairtrade Fortnight 2023

Fairtrade Wales and Fairtrade Africa take a look behind the scenes at Fairtrade storytelling and its progression over the years. This online event also discusses the ethics of promotion in the Fair Trade movement, with exciting speakers!

Fairtrade Fortnight 2023 is from Monday 27th February to Sunday 12th March.

Read more about this event and register to watch it without charge at

The event is live from 1pm on Wednesday 25th January. If you can’t attend it live, register anyway to watch the recording.

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11th November is the COP27 day for farmers as well as Remembrance Day

Thanks for joining Fairtrade farmers at COP27

Check out these events to hear from the Fairtrade farmers and representatives speaking live at COP27. If you haven’t already, please sign your local Community Declaration in support of their global campaign for climate justice.

Event one: Money where it matters: Driving climate finance to achieve human and environmental right

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Time and date: 1PM UK time, Friday 11 November

How to join:  Watch here on Youtube.

Event two: Building a Fair Carbon Food System: How food can tackle emissions for a low carbon tomorrow

Time and date: 2.45 PM UK time, Friday 11 November

How to join:  Watch here on Youtube.

Event three: Climate Justice Upfront: A candid conversation on the future of agriculture

Time and date: 1PM UK time, Monday 14 November

How to join:  Watch here on Youtube.

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Grecia – High Wycombe Sister Fairtrade Towns Plaque

Unveiling ceremony of the Grecia – High Wycombe Sister Fairtrade Towns Plaque in the Municipal Park in Grecia July 2022

Sister Fairtrade Towns Plaque

The People in the photograph from left to right are:

To the left of the plinth – Shirley, from the Grecia Council Fairtrade Group, Nora Suarez in the middle, the Deputy Mayor of Grecia, and to her left, Sonia Murillo a Fairtrade promoter and rural development campaigner in Costa Rica and Panama. 

To the right of the plinth – Francisco Murillo, Mayor of Grecia, Manual Alfonso Chaves, the Managing Director and President of CoopeVictoria Cooperative, Mariella, Communications and IT, and in the blue top is Maria Angela Zamora Chaves, the Sustainability Manager of CoopeVictoria.

Fair Trade International Conference 2021

It’s time to Register for the 2021 International Fair Trade Towns Conference

This online event from 18 to 20 November 2021 will bring together consumers, traders, volunteers, supporters and farmers / producers from the south. Its aim is to bring people together to “set goals for a sustainable future for everyone” taking into account covid-19. Full details can be found at

The event is being organised by Swiss Fair Trade. Various guest speakers from different sectors and countries will present and thus enable a broad view on the topics. Registration at is for specific topics with the main sessions taking place between 12:00 and 18:00 CET each day.

This online conference strives to reinforce the vision of Fair Trade – a world where justice and sustainability are at the heart of trade structures and practices, allowing every person to enjoy a secure livelihood.

Take part in the conference and discuss with people all over the world on how we can create synergies and work towards a fairer world for everyone.

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Internationally Recognized Fairtrade Certification Labels

Fairtrade International

Fairtrade International is a fair trade certification scheme owned by producers and licensing organizations, such as the Fairtrade Foundation. It is almost exclusively primary product focused, but with no requirements for an entire organization to be a fair-trade company. (e.g., Cadburys).

This is the only Fairtrade mark that assures producers a guaranteed price for their products, usually above the world market price, ironing out the peaks and troughs of market fluctuations. The logo also indicates that a “premium” has been allocated to farmer cooperatives to devote in their businesses, as well as devote funds to social and community projects of their choice. Sustainable production methods and environmental awareness are also implied.

The Small Producers Symbol

The Small Producers Symbol or (SPP) is based in Mexico City and is particularly strong in Latin America and the Caribbean.

This is the only Fairtrade Certification system written, owned, and developed exclusively by the small producers and farmers themselves in developing countries. Rules and norms, such as granted minimum prices or products’ composition rules, are determined by SPP bodies, composed of fair-trade cooperatives. The Small Producers’ Symbol, (SPP), is a label that represents an alliance among organized small producers to build a local and global market that values the identity and the economic, social, cultural, and ecological contributions of products from Small Producers’ Organizations. This alliance is based on a relationship of collaboration, trust and co-responsibility among women and men who are small producers, with buyers and consumers. The SPP is backed by an independent certification system.

The SPP represents the identity of organized small fair trade producers, to distinguish it in local and global markets with its specific products and values.

The SPP is backed by an independent certification system, guaranteeing consumers that products come from authentic, democratic, self-managing organizations of small producers, and that they have been produced in line with criteria for economic, social, cultural and ecological sustainability, and produced under fair conditions.

The SPP is more than a label. It is a particular way of improving prospects for life and well-being through collective, co-responsible work among small producers, consumers, and other stakeholders in the market and in society.

The World Fair Trade Organization

The WFTO was founded in 1987 as a Fair-Trade Certification body. Traidcraft was certified as a WFTO Guaranteed Fair Trade Organization in 2017. The WFTO is a producer and trader owned international system, which brings growers, suppliers, and buyers of fair-trade products together.

A Community of Fair Trade Enterprises

The WFTO is the global community and verifier of social enterprises that fully practice Fair Trade. Spread across 76 countries, WFTO members all exist to serve marginalised communities. To be a WFTO member, an enterprise or organisation must demonstrate they put people and planet first in everything they do. The WFTO is democratically run by its members, who are part of a broader community of over 1,000 social enterprises and 1,500 shops. We are their global community. 

The WFTO focuses on both social enterprise and Fair Trade. Its Guarantee System is the only international verification model focused on social enterprises that put the interests of workers, farmers, and artisans first. Through peer-reviews and independent audits, WFTO verifies members are mission-led enterprises fully practicing the 10 Principles of Fair Trade across their business and supply chains. Once verified, all members have free use of the WFTO Guaranteed Fair Trade product label. (see above)

The WFTO subscribes to 10 core principles of Fair Trade

  • Create Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers.
  • Transparency and Accountability.
  • Fair Trading Practices.
  • Payment of a Fair Price.
  • Ensuring no Child Labour and Forced Labour. …
  • Commitment to Non-Discrimination, Gender Equality, Freedom of Association.
  • Ensuring Good Working Conditions.
  • Provide capacity building
  • Promoting Fair Trade as the norm.
  • Respect for the Environment


Fair Trade Enterprises across the world are producing and trading, campaigning, and educating for a better world. The WFTO is their global community. Their direct impact includes 965,700 livelihoods supported through the operations and supply chains of these enterprises. 74% of these workers, farmers and artisans are women and women made up much of the leadership. They pioneer upcycling and social enterprise, refugee livelihoods and women’s leadership. These enterprises show a better world is possible and we support them through a range of initiatives and projects. As of May 2018, there were 326 certified WFTO Fair Trade Enterprises throughout the world.

Naturland Fair

Naturland Fair combines organic agriculture, social responsibility, and fair trade, both locally and globally. Naturland Fair is strongly represented in mainland Europe and adds the organic component to this economic aspect of sustainability. It is now one of the most prestigious certification bodies combining Fairtrade and Organic in one label.

This certification system is owned by organic farmers that ensures that both the product and the organization that produced it are rooted in doing things fairly. The Naturland association campaigns for organic farmers, wherever they are in the world, to have a future. This is only possible if they can live by what they grow. Fair prices, reliable trading relationships, and social responsibility are the cornerstones of this policy. They are the mainstay of certification to the Naturland Fair standards, which since 2010 now has provided businesses with a visible symbol of their commitment to a spirit of co-operation with their partners in their economic relationships and in society in general. A wide variety of products, ranging from milk and bread to olives and spices, besides the typical fair-trade products such as coffee and chocolate, illustrates the global scope of certification to Naturland Fair standards.

Fair for Life

Fair for Life is a certification programme for fair trade in agriculture, manufacturing, and trade. It was created in 2006 by the Swiss Bio-Foundation in cooperation with the IMO Group, then taken over by the Ecocert Group in 2014 to meet a specific demand from organic farming stakeholders. It is basically a certification process of Fair Trade within responsible supply chains and businesses with corporate social responsibility.

The label encourages a supply chain business model that aims at the resilience of each link. Fair for Life certification is a tool that enables the fixing of prices and protection of exemplary supply chains, where stakeholders have chosen to act responsibly by implementing good economic, social, and environmental practices. By following the framework defined by Fair for Life certification, producers, processors, and brand owners can secure their sales and supplies, thanks to tools such as long-term contracts that include fixed prices and volumes, and by establishing a real partnership between them.

Today, Fair for Life brings together a community of more than 700 certified companies and organisations in over 70 countries. Their commitment in Fair for Life directly impacts 235,000 producers and workers and generates nearly €1 billion in certified products sales. An example “Fair For All” certified company is “Alter Ego” based in San Francisco which markets and supplies socially and ethically produced quinoa.

First Place of Gold Cup 2021 stays in CoopeVictoria

  • -CoopeVictoria also won third place in the competition with her Geisha Ines Process Washed Coffee.
  • -For three consecutive years CoopeVictoria has won the First Place of the contest.

This Friday, April 9, the 2021 Golden Cup contest ended successfully, a contest that rewards the quality of Costa Rican coffee certified as Fair Trade.

Under the supervision of a jury led by the experienced national taster Esdras Vega on behalf of the Costa Rican Coffee Institute (ICAFE), a total of 22 samples delivered by 6 cooperatives were tasted, including Coopevictoria, an organization that obtained for the third consecutive year the first place in the contest with its Geisha Inés coffee, natural process, produced at Finca Inés at more than 1,600 meters above sea level.

“To once again achieve first place in the competition as specialty coffee, reaffirms the excellent work that is done on the farms and the benefit, in addition to the commitment that CoopeVictoria has with the quality of our coffee and this allows us to expose ourselves to the world as coffee of the highest quality, and well, a great honor to also receive third place in the same category, we are very grateful to the team that makes this possible ”, commented Mario Sibaja Pérez, CoopeVictoria’s Commercial Manager.

CoopeVictoria’s Geisha Inés coffee is part of a variety garden in which the organization has been working for some years at Finca Inés. The height of the place and the specialized agronomic management given to the harvested varieties has given the cooperative excellent results in terms of quality.

“The objective of the Garden of Varieties what it seeks is to produce coffees of varieties that provide an exotic and differentiated cup that allows us to access the most demanding specialty market niches worldwide,” said Sibaja.