Together for resilient coffee-farming families!

Who We Are

A strong pre-competitive partnership of eight committed coffee companies working for a more prosperous future for farming families.

The vision of International Coffee Partners (ICP) is to improve smallholder coffee farmers’ livelihoods by making them more competitive, based on sustainable practices. This vision goes beyond implementing individual development projects; ICP’s objective is to contribute to establishing a fair and sustainable coffee sector in all coffee producing regions and countries.

ICP works under a strategic partnership with the foundation Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung as the implementer of its projects worldwide and administrator of the organization.

A Starting Point

International Coffee Partners (ICP) considers itself a learning organization which is interested in evaluating positive and critical experiences with partners to expand further approaches and enhance the effectiveness of project interventions. Since 2001, ICP has worked with 82,945 farmer family households with the outlook of reaching an additional 50,000 households by 2023. Critical factors moving forward are that many producer communities are becoming older as youth migrates from producing areas which do not offer the kind of lifestyle they are looking for; that leads to difficult intergenerational dialogue, restricted access to expertise, financial resources, and land, combined with limited economic and social perspectives, are significant drivers behind rural-urban migration. This trend is exacerbated by climate change, environmental degradation, and price volatility. All of which are being addressed, monitored, and tracked by the work of ICP.

ICP is the leading promoter of impact-oriented support to coffee farmer families and youth in producing regions. ICP’s approach places emphasis on the human being and their perspectives.

Our Impact

José Reis de Resende, a smallholder coffee farmer in São Francisco de Paula, Brazil; is relatively new to coffee farming as he only started in 2014. Before José began coffee farming, he drove sick patients from one city to another doing this for 28 years. However, in 2012 he noticed a shaking in his hand, and after a visit to his doctor, he was informed he had Parkinson’s Disease. This lead to his employer firing him which left him and his family with a reduced income. Luckily, José had some savings, and with that money, he bought a plot of land and started planting coffee. José also enrolled in the ICP project that was offered in his area where he learned valuable information and techniques for combating climate change. Climate adaptation is José’s most serious topic at the moment as he has noticed a change of seasons with shorter raining periods and more sunny, hot days. He has applied what he has learned from the training such as mulching and shade trees to help and has already seen in a short time an increase in his overall production. He is now focusing on coffee varieties and providing a higher quality specialty coffee. Now, José can continue providing for his family and is excited about what the future of coffee has in store for him.

Day in the Life of A Coffee Farmer- Aida

Day in the Life of A Coffee Farmer - AidaIt’s 5:30 am on a March Tuesday morning with the fog floating over the mountainous terrain of Ocotepeque, Honduras. Aida Rodenzo rises from her bed and stares out the window of her bedroom; it’s the room she grew up in as a...

Coffee Break Ep.2 – Climate

Coffee BreakEpisode 2: ClimateThe Video Overview Lavazza, a founding member of International Coffee Partners, sits down for this edition of Coffee Break to discuss the importance of climate. Giuseppe Lavazza, explains the work ICP has been doing in the field to combat...

Together for Resilient Coffee Farming Families – Richard & Viola

Gospel music is playing in the background while Viola sits in the families’ living room and slowly pours water into cups filled with ground coffee. After a few minutes of stirring the coffee is ready to be served. Viola tells that the coffee comes directly from the...

Day In The Life Of A Coffee Farmer – Kambere

The birds start singing early in the morning on the mountain side of the great Rwenzori Mountain Range in Uganda. Kambere (60), a coffee farmer, starts his 13 hour work day at 6 am but not before greeting his family before starting on his 1-kilometer trek...

Farmer Story: Meet Jimmy Kalonga

International Coffee Partners is strongly engaged in strengthening the position of smallholder coffee farmers in Tanzania. Jimmy Kalonga from Izumbwe Vilagge, Southwest Tanzania, was one of the first to join. In Mbeya Rural, Igale Ward lives Jimmy Kalonga,...

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Mom, mamá, mãe, mama, እማዬ, ibu or mẹ. No matter how you say "mom" or where you come from you know the sacrifices they make, the hard work they put in, and life's lessons are all done for us. We work with some of the worlds toughest, most determined, hard-working mom's in the world. For that reason, we want to wish all mom's a very Happy Mother's Day this weekend! ... See MoreSee Less

Recently our project technicians shared knowledge about organic matter recycling techniques with the students of the Instituto Federal Sudeste de Minas, campus Manhuaçu. They installed the first bed of worms and from this, it will be replicated to other farms. Soon, studies of coffee production will be conducted with the substitution of mineral fertilizers for these organic fertilizers from the worm beds. Another important aspect of our work to ensure a truly long-term sustainable future. ... See MoreSee Less

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Lavazza, one of our founding members, recently joined us for a new edition of our Coffee Break series. Giuseppe Lavazza discusses the importance of addressing climate change head-on and what will happen if we do nothing. ICP is highly invested in securing a sustainable future for all smallholder coffee-farming families. This means addressing climate impact and providing tools and resources to help them adapt. With Initiative for coffee&climate and the c&c toolbox, great strides are being made but more is needed. Join the discussion and be a part of the solution! www.coffee-partners.org/coffee-break-ep-2-climate/ ... See MoreSee Less

Today the Specialty Coffee Association is kicking off Specialty Coffee Expo in Boston. Jan von Enden from our implementing partner Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung will be participating in 2 panel discussions titled: Climate Hazards and Coffee Investments: What Does a Resilient Sector Look Like? in Room 252B on Saturday at 10:15 EST! The second discussion takes place right after at 11:30 in Room 251 where he will discuss multi-stakeholder collaborations. Additional participants on the panels include Conservation International, SAFE Platform, Rainforest Alliance, Keurig Dr Pepper, and Inter-American Development Bank ... See MoreSee Less

Today the Specialty Coffee Association is kicking off Specialty Coffee Expo in Boston. Jan von Enden from our implementing partner Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung will be participating in 2 panel discussions titled: Climate Hazards and Coffee Investments: What Does a Resilient Sector Look Like? in Room 252B on Saturday at 10:15 EST! The second discussion takes place right after at 11:30 in Room 251 where he will discuss multi-stakeholder collaborations. Additional participants on the panels include Conservation International, SAFE Platform, Rainforest Alliance, Keurig Dr Pepper, and Inter-American Development BankImage attachment

It was late in the evening when the Farmer Field School was completed in Pondok Pangkul hamlet which sits at an altitude of 1,200 meters that was already covered with fog. The head of the Smallholder Coffee Cooperative (KPB), Harun offered our Indonesian team of our implementing partner Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung to stay overnight at his wooden house and then continue their journey the next day.

The next morning, he took them around his hamlet to see the beautiful sunrise and his coffee farm that is surrounded by breathtaking forested valleys and mountainous areas. A father of three children, he has served as the village administrator and is now hiring a young farmer to take care of his coffee farm.

He used to earn a lot from coffee farming and bought a lot of land for which he gives some of it to the village for farmer’s market buildings and a volleyball court.

His wife cooked breakfast for them, and afterward, he took them to another plot on his coffee farm to show them his intercropping practice with Arabica coffee and other cash and subsistence crops for the household.

These are the kinds of relationships that we take pride in. Working at farmer level allows us to develop lasting connections and in the case of Hurun, seeing his success and giving back to the community warms our heart.
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Interesting story and beautiful scenery 👍👍

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My grandma's village 😍

Meet Lázaro da Silva Moreira and his wife Camilla Aparecida Barbosa de Oliveira, they reside in the small community outside of Manhuaçu, Matas in Brazil. Not only is growing coffee a huge part of their life but so is roasting and sharing it with others. With the programming of ICP they learned valuable information on how to adapt to climate change, increase their yields, and more importantly, their quality of the coffee they grow. They have now opened a small café by the name of Cafeteria Café do Sonho. Lázaro roast the coffee with machines they have onsite and Camilla serves up fresh cups of coffee and unique coffee drinks. Another example of how a long-term commitment can translate to a lasting impact! ... See MoreSee Less

Through the work of ICP, Richard and Viola from Uganda achieved higher incomes by accessing new markets and applying agriculture practices they had learned. This has not only led to higher yields, but also improved their living standard and secured the education for their children.

At ICP we are putting families first. Which is why we are constantly looking at individual cases of coffee farming families to see how we can jointly enhance their livelihoods to empower them to become a prosperous farming household.
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Italian Barista Francesco Sanapo visited our projects in Uganda to film about women in coffee production. He also got a chance to explore coffee quality with the farmers. Connecting producers with a Barista gives completely new insights for all. 🇺🇬👩‍🌾🌱 ... See MoreSee Less

Italian Barista Francesco Sanapo visited our projects in Uganda to film about women in coffee production. He also got a chance to explore coffee quality with the farmers. Connecting producers with a Barista gives completely new insights for all. 🇺🇬👩‍🌾🌱Image attachment

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Livvy Runyon is a photographer and filmmaker from Missouri, USA. Recently she has been on the road for International Coffee Partners (ICP) to interview farmers and coffee cooperatives in the Trifinio region of Honduras and El Salvador. The past ten days she shared some of her personal moments from the trip to coffee producing communities in Central America. Check out more of her work at www.livvyrunyon.com. ... See MoreSee Less

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With a few hours break between visiting ICP beneficiary coffee farmer families, my coworker and I visited Macaw Mountain, a bird park and nature reserve in Copan Ruinas, Honduras. This Scarlet Macaw is the national bird of Honduras and the largest parrot in the world, but is at risk of extinction due to habitat destruction and its desirability in the parrot trade. The brilliant rainbow of colors standing out against the lush green background of the forest is definitely a rare and beautiful sight.
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My name is Livvy Runyon, a photographer and filmmaker from Missouri, USA, sharing my top shots from a recent trip for ICP as I interviewed farmers and coffee cooperatives in the Trifinio region of Honduras and El Salvador. Check out more of my work at www.livvyrunyon.com.
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With a few hours break between visiting ICP beneficiary coffee farmer families, my coworker and I visited Macaw Mountain, a bird park and nature reserve in Copan Ruinas, Honduras. This Scarlet Macaw is the national bird of Honduras and the largest parrot in the world, but is at risk of extinction due to habitat destruction and its desirability in the parrot trade. The brilliant rainbow of colors standing out against the lush green background of the forest is definitely a rare and beautiful sight. 
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My name is Livvy Runyon, a photographer and filmmaker from Missouri, USA, sharing my top shots from a recent trip for ICP as I interviewed farmers and coffee cooperatives in the Trifinio region of Honduras and El Salvador. Check out more of my work at www.livvyrunyon.com.

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Heading down a dirt road in Copan Ruinas, the rain began again and a thick fog settled on the mountains. Although the rain is great for making plants grow, it can be detrimental to coffee farmers during harvest season if the coffee has already been laid out to dry.
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My name is Livvy Runyon, a photographer and filmmaker from Missouri, USA, sharing my top shots from a recent trip for ICP as I interviewed farmers and coffee cooperatives in the Trifinio region of Honduras and El Salvador. Check out more of my work at www.livvyrunyon.com.
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Heading down a dirt road in Copan Ruinas, the rain began again and a thick fog settled on the mountains. Although the rain is great for making plants grow, it can be detrimental to coffee farmers during harvest season if the coffee has already been laid out to dry.
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My name is Livvy Runyon, a photographer and filmmaker from Missouri, USA, sharing my top shots from a recent trip for ICP as I interviewed farmers and coffee cooperatives in the Trifinio region of Honduras and El Salvador. Check out more of my work at www.livvyrunyon.com.

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On the road, I do a lot of backseat riding. Sometimes on a long trip, I’ll take out my camera and do some literal street photography, setting my camera to a high shutter speed and trying to capture a few small fleeting moments of people we happen to pass by. Like this woman captured roasting corn on the cob at her roadside stand in El Salvador, it is always interesting to go through the photos I’ve taken and find that someone was looking back at me in the same moment I pressed the shutter.
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My name is Livvy Runyon, a photographer and filmmaker from Missouri, USA, sharing my top shots from a recent trip for ICP as I interviewed farmers and coffee cooperatives in the Trifinio region of Honduras and El Salvador. Check out more of my work at www.livvyrunyon.com.
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On the road, I do a lot of backseat riding. Sometimes on a long trip, I’ll take out my camera and do some literal street photography, setting my camera to a high shutter speed and trying to capture a few small fleeting moments of people we happen to pass by. Like this woman captured roasting corn on the cob at her roadside stand in El Salvador, it is always interesting to go through the photos I’ve taken and find that someone was looking back at me in the same moment I pressed the shutter.
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My name is Livvy Runyon, a photographer and filmmaker from Missouri, USA, sharing my top shots from a recent trip for ICP as I interviewed farmers and coffee cooperatives in the Trifinio region of Honduras and El Salvador. Check out more of my work at www.livvyrunyon.com.

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Like its neighboring Central American countries, El Salvador is a beautifully lush country with some incredible landscapes. The soil, altitude and rainfall create a hot spot for coffee growing, specifically in the Trifinio area where Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras meet. Just in El Salvador, there are approximately 23,000 registered coffee producers.
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My name is Livvy Runyon, a photographer and filmmaker from Missouri, USA, sharing my top shots from a recent trip for ICP as I interviewed farmers and coffee cooperatives in the Trifinio region of Honduras and El Salvador. Check out more of my work at www.livvyrunyon.com.
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Like its neighboring Central American countries, El Salvador is a beautifully lush country with some incredible landscapes. The soil, altitude and rainfall create a hot spot for coffee growing, specifically in the Trifinio area where Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras meet. Just in El Salvador, there are approximately 23,000 registered coffee producers.
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My name is Livvy Runyon, a photographer and filmmaker from Missouri, USA, sharing my top shots from a recent trip for ICP as I interviewed farmers and coffee cooperatives in the Trifinio region of Honduras and El Salvador. Check out more of my work at www.livvyrunyon.com.

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Outside of San Salvador, a boy and his father rush to unload the back of their truck in a rare moment as sunrays and raindrops blend. Some of my favorite photos are like this one, which brings me right back to the moment that I took it - a split second that no one else saw, caught and suspended in time. Photography is often a well-planned, methodical art for others’ appreciation but it can also be a deeply personal experience where the meeting of time, circumstances, and human beings produce irreplicable results.
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My name is Livvy Runyon, a photographer and filmmaker from Missouri, USA, sharing my top shots from a recent trip for ICP as I interviewed farmers and coffee cooperatives in the Trifinio region of Honduras and El Salvador. Check out more of my work at www.livvyrunyon.com.
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Outside of San Salvador, a boy and his father rush to unload the back of their truck in a rare moment as sunrays and raindrops blend. Some of my favorite photos are like this one, which brings me right back to the moment that I took it - a split second that no one else saw, caught and suspended in time. Photography is often a well-planned, methodical art for others’ appreciation but it can also be a deeply personal experience where the meeting of time, circumstances, and human beings produce irreplicable results.
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My name is Livvy Runyon, a photographer and filmmaker from Missouri, USA, sharing my top shots from a recent trip for ICP as I interviewed farmers and coffee cooperatives in the Trifinio region of Honduras and El Salvador. Check out more of my work at www.livvyrunyon.com.

3 months ago

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Doña Consuelo in the kitchen on a rainy afternoon. Her family has worked in coffee production for generations and now her children are continuing the legacy. After we filmed with her son, Hugo, Doña Consuelo invited us for a cup of coffee in her home while she made the famous Salvadoreñan traditional food: pupusas. Pupusas are corn tortillas filled with ingredients like cheese, meat, and beans and cooked on the griddle. Although she tried to teach me the technique for patting the masa into a perfect round shape, my attempt at pupusa-making paled in comparison to her expert hands.
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My name is Livvy Runyon, a photographer and filmmaker from Missouri, USA, sharing my top shots from a recent trip for ICP as I interviewed farmers and coffee cooperatives in the Trifinio region of Honduras and El Salvador. Check out more of my work at www.livvyrunyon.com.
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Doña Consuelo in the kitchen on a rainy afternoon. Her family has worked in coffee production for generations and now her children are continuing the legacy. After we filmed with her son, Hugo, Doña Consuelo invited us for a cup of coffee in her home while she made the famous Salvadoreñan traditional food: pupusas. Pupusas are corn tortillas filled with ingredients like cheese, meat, and beans and cooked on the griddle. Although she tried to teach me the technique for patting the masa into a perfect round shape, my attempt at pupusa-making paled in comparison to her expert hands.
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My name is Livvy Runyon, a photographer and filmmaker from Missouri, USA, sharing my top shots from a recent trip for ICP as I interviewed farmers and coffee cooperatives in the Trifinio region of Honduras and El Salvador. Check out more of my work at www.livvyrunyon.com.Image attachment

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On our first evening exploring La Palma before visiting ICP-beneficiaries on their coffee farms nearby, we came across the central church full of people attending a special service in honor of Archbishop Óscar Arnulfo Romero, a prominent Salvadoran church leader who was assassinated in 1980 while saying Mass. Romero was a champion of the lower class who spoke out against political repression and violence. The day we came across the special church service, Pope Francis had just named Romero a saint.
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My name is Livvy Runyon, a photographer and filmmaker from Missouri, USA, sharing my favourite shots from a recent trip for ICP as I interviewed farmers and coffee cooperatives in the Trifinio region of Honduras and El Salvador. Check out more of my work at www.livvyrunyon.com.
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On our first evening exploring La Palma before visiting ICP-beneficiaries on their coffee farms nearby, we came across the central church full of people attending a special service in honor of Archbishop Óscar Arnulfo Romero, a prominent Salvadoran church leader who was assassinated in 1980 while saying Mass. Romero was a champion of the lower class who spoke out against political repression and violence. The day we came across the special church service, Pope Francis had just named Romero a saint.
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My name is Livvy Runyon, a photographer and filmmaker from Missouri, USA, sharing my favourite shots from a recent trip for ICP as I interviewed farmers and coffee cooperatives in the Trifinio region of Honduras and El Salvador. Check out more of my work at www.livvyrunyon.com.

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We will be participating in a panel at the @SpecialtyCoffee #WorldofCoffee in Berlin on June 6. Our Chairperson @kathrinelofberg from @Lofbergs, Jörn Severloh from #NeumannGruppe, Karina and Christopher (Coffee Farmers), join Sara Morrocchi for the panel. https://t.co/ehsFK5QfiV

Our Day in the Life of A Coffee Farmer series takes us to #Honduras where we meet Aida. She took over her family's farm around 8 years ago. She talks about the importance of #climatechange and how being a woman in a male-dominated field plays a part in it.
https://t.co/30xPUgRhC4

. @Lavazza recently joined us for a Coffee Break and Giuseppe Lavazza discussed the importance of addressing climate change head-on and what will happen if we do nothing. Join the discussion and be a part of the solution! https://t.co/WvmPR4lUfQ …

Together for Resilient Coffee-Farming Families: Richard and Viola from #Uganda, achieved higher incomes by applying good agricultural practices. This has led to improved living standards by securing education for their children. read more: https://t.co/HyGC57iylU…/

"Regarding our work in coffee, we focus on the being, not the bean." @jvonenden before presenting a video showcasing a young farmer's story in Honduras.

The @SpecialtyCoffee is kicking off #CoffeeExpo2019 today. Jan von Enden from @HRNStiftung will be in 2 panel discussions addressing climate. 1st in Room 252B on Sat. @10:15 the 2nd @11:30 in Room 251 @ConservationOrg, @safe_platform, @RnfrstAlliance, #KeurigDrPepper, & @the_IDB

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Recently the Indonesian team of our implementor @HRNStiftung visited Harun, a coffee farmer. He opened up his home and a wonderful experience followed. Working at farmer level allows us to develop lasting connections, his success and giving back to the community warms our heart.

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Meet Lázaro and his wife Camilla of Brazil. With the programming of ICP they learned valuable information on how to improve the quality of their coffee. They have opened a small café serving the community. Another example of how a long-term commitment can become a lasting impact!

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Do you know how and why sunflowers 🌻 help coffee 🌱 farmers 👩‍🌾👨‍🌾 to adapt to climate change? Find it out! 🌻 The initiative for coffee&climate has the answer.
https://t.co/1MWZ7f3IQg

Italian Barista @sanapofrancesco visited our projects in Uganda to film about women in coffee production. He also got a chance to explore coffee quality with the farmers. Connecting producers with a Barista gives completely new insights for all.

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As implementing partner, @HRNStiftung attended a Farmer Field School on Pest and Disease in Sumber Jaya village that was delivered by Field Assistant, Waris, in the green shirt. @smuckers is an additional supporter of this project. #coffee #Farmers #sumatera #Indonesia #icp

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We met up with the Carmelito Family from the Matas region of #Brazil. Mr. Carmelito transferred the land to his two sons, Elieser and Rafael who have turned their focus to the production of specialty coffee. The wives Rosinha and Vilquira manage the farm and processing.

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Our senior agronomist Atho Illah @denmasatho came to visit and inspect one of the Integrated Farm Management (IFM) Demopolot Farm funded by @smuckers and @coffee_partners to utilize pruning shears to remove the dead, unproductive and disease-infected branches of the coffee trees.

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One of our founding members, @PauligFi took part in our first episode of the new #CoffeeBreak series. It will feature companies, partners, farmers, and communities discussing a wide range of topics. Here, Lenita Ingelin speaks about the importance of sustainability.

ICP project #coffee ☕️ farmer families, like Richard's from Masaka, #Uganda motivate us to continue our work in 2019! Our support enables the family to establish increasing living standards, education for the children and entrepreneurship.

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Auction for winners of 5th Força Café #Coffee Championship in #Brazil kicks off. A competition for our project participants. Coffee experts and traders say: Quality increased again. We make family coffee farming in Brazil stronger and more competitive. https://t.co/yOSPqARnrK

Cupping winners of 5th Força Café Championship 2018. #coffee from Farmer Families participating in our projects in #Brazil through the Força Café program. Quality increasing year after year, supporting farmers in increasing income and livelihoods. Good luck for the auctions!

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Improved living conditions for small-scale #coffee farmer families: a matter of dedication not only for one of the ICP-founding members @Lofbergs. Their new #Sustainability Report highlights efforts and impacts of ICP and the initiative for coffee&climate.
https://t.co/9ZMiDZvPDG

One of our founding members, @PauligFi took part in our 1st ep. of the new #CoffeeBreak series. The series will feature companies, partners, farmers, and more discussing a range of topics. In this ep. @IngelinLenita speaks sustainability in our industry.
https://t.co/sXHaH11v3S

@PauligFi we work hard to improve the livelihood of the coffee farmers, so that we all can enjoy coffee also in the future. We visit countries of origin regularly and today I had the pleasure to meet an enthusiastic farmer in Tanzania. @coffee_partners

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