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. Currently, José can continue providing for his family and is excited about what the future of coffee has in store for him.

Coffee Break Ep.3 – Climate Change in Central America

Coffee BreakEpisode 3: Climate Change in Central AmericaThe Video Overview In our last episode, Giuseppe Lavazza from our shareholder Lavazza spoke about the crucial work ICP is doing to address climate change. In this episode, we go to the source, farmers in Central...

A Valuable Partnership Making Advancements in Sustainability

Veronica Rossi from our shareholder Lavazza recently visited the Trifinio region, (tri-border region between Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador) to see first hand the project work that Lavazza has been supporting. As the CSR and Sustainability Expert for Lavazza,...

Karina and Christopher: Smallholder Farmers With A Strong Voice

Karina and Christopher: Smallholder Farmers With A Strong Voice“Stop using flipcharts, start digging” an honest statement from smallholder coffee farmer Christopher Mujabi from Uganda; a reaction that came on the heels of a question concerning the methodology of other...

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...

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In our last episode, Giuseppe Lavazza from our shareholder Lavazza spoke about the crucial work ICP is doing to address climate change. In this episode, we go to the source, farmers in Central America. One of the hardest-hit areas in coffee production due to climate change. Discover the methods they are implementing and the positive outcomes of applying climate-smart practices. Join the discussion and be a part of the solution! www.coffee-partners.org/coffee-break-ep-3-climate-change-in-central-america/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Muy bien paisano Felicitaciones

Felicidades amigo por este gran trabajo q lleva acabo Dios te bendiga

Felicitaciones por sus logros y por su aporte a la economía de la zona y nuestro país.

Me da mucho gusto que la cop cafel este apostando a estos cambios.. Exelente

Followback Friday #FBF: With the #WOC taking place last week in Berlin, leading coffee companies came together to discuss some of the industries most pressing issues. One of our shareholders, Lavazza, talks about climate change and what ICP is doing to combat it. Revisit our latest Coffee Break: www.coffee-partners.org/coffee-break-ep-2-climate/ ... See MoreSee Less

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The ICP panel discussion, "An Unequal Pair" was always meant to create a dialog with farmers and industry leaders. By bringing together Karina, Christopher, Kathrine and Jörn, an important discussion was had. Not only highlighting the challenges and the work that has been done, but also being honest and talking about what has not worked and what still needs to be done to ensure the future sustainability of coffee-farming families. From all of us at ICP we thank Karina and Christopher for their thoughtful insights and also the engaging audience who participated today. Together we can make a difference, "Let's Start A Discussion!". www.coffee-partners.org ... See MoreSee Less

The ICP panel discussion, An Unequal Pair was always meant to create a dialog with farmers and industry leaders. By bringing together Karina, Christopher, Kathrine and Jörn, an important discussion was had. Not only highlighting the challenges and the work that has been done, but also being honest and talking about what has not worked and what still needs to be done to ensure the future sustainability of coffee-farming families. From all of us at ICP we thank Karina and Christopher for their thoughtful insights and also the engaging audience who participated today. Together we can make a difference, Lets Start A Discussion!. https://www.coffee-partners.orgImage attachmentImage attachment

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Congraturations mujabi, welldone

“An Unequal Pair” panel is underway at the Specialty Coffee Association #WOC. “It’s important we don’t sit in a boardroom and make decisions, we need to have this important dialog with farmers and communities.” Says Kathrine Löfberg of ICP and Löfbergs. www.coffee-partners.org ... See MoreSee Less

“An Unequal Pair” panel is underway at the Specialty Coffee Association #WOC. “It’s important we don’t sit in a boardroom and make decisions,  we need to have this important dialog with farmers and communities.” Says Kathrine Löfberg of ICP and Löfbergs. https://www.coffee-partners.orgImage attachmentImage attachment

We are less than a week away from the Specialty Coffee Association's #WOCBerlin! You can attend our panel discussion "An Unequal Pair: Coffee Industry Leaders & Farmers Discuss Their Needs & How to Align Them" on June 6th, Lecture Room 2 @ 11:15am! Join the discussion and make a difference! #coffee #youth #climate *Please note you will need a World of Coffee ticket to attend the panel discussion. www.worldofcoffee.org/woc-calendar/2019/6/6/an-unequal-pair-coffee-industry-leaders-amp-farmers-d... ... See MoreSee Less

We are less than a week away from the Specialty Coffee Associations #WOCBerlin! You can attend our panel discussion An Unequal Pair: Coffee Industry Leaders & Farmers Discuss Their Needs & How to Align Them on June 6th, Lecture Room 2 @ 11:15am! Join the discussion and make a difference! #coffee #youth #climate *Please note you will need a World of Coffee ticket to attend the panel discussion. https://www.worldofcoffee.org/woc-calendar/2019/6/6/an-unequal-pair-coffee-industry-leaders-amp-farmers-discuss-their-needs-amp-how-to-align-themImage attachment

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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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Uma irmã dessa só trás orgulho! Parabéns Tati Paulino! Você é meu orgulho.. Pri

Parabéns pela iniciativa! Estou muito insana interessada nos resultados dessa pesquisa!

Parabéns Tatiane Paulino. Você é fera !!!

Parabéns!! profissionalismo corre nas veias de Tatiane Paulino!! 🔝🔝👏🏻👏🏻

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

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Our work goes beyond the 82,945 farmer families reached. Our impact encompasses a range of topics across vast coffee growing regions. With lasting, positive impacts on families that stand the test of time. Check out the other areas of impact: https://t.co/7j8JBr2hTj

Our shareholder @Lavazza held a conference on Corporate Social Responsibility. Max Ochoa of our implementer @HRNStiftung highlighted the work in Brazil and provided valuable insights for others to take on as an example to better their #CSRprojects https://t.co/35X5aUGVho

Our implementing partner @HRNStiftung recently conducted a study with Dr. Paulo Henrique Leme of the @uflabr on youth in #Brazil The Coffee Sector is Programming with Grandpa and Gambles with Its Future (written by Michael Opitz, Managing Director of HRNS) https://t.co/xdDhdctjiB

On a recent visit to Tanzania, Johannes Thoma from our implementing partner @HRNStiftung discovered more about the gender approach of Initiative for coffee&climate. He learned first hand how important it is to address #climate as well as #gender equality. https://t.co/b1PxjWiEzY

In this episode of #CoffeeBreak, we visit farmers in Central America. One of the hardest-hit areas in coffee production due to #climatechange. Discover the methods they are implementing and the outcomes of applying climate-smart practices. https://t.co/H7M8pqmazW

Veronica Rossi of our shareholder @Lavazza traveled to Central America where she had an "emotional experience" during a gender workshop put on by the Initiative for coffee&climate. Discover along with Veronica the impact of #gender workshops are having. https://t.co/V337ZZ8EWd…/

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“Stop using flipcharts, start digging” an honest statement from smallholder coffee farmer Christopher Mujabi from #Uganda. A statement made during our panel at the #WoCBerlin. Discover more about bringing equality to the coffee industry. https://t.co/RvuEfeV7FD

Climate change adaptation is needed which is why we helped found the Initiative for coffee&climate and why with the help of @ConservationOrg, @GCPcoffee, @IDH_buzz, and @SpecialtyCoffee, the #ClimateCatalogue was created. https://t.co/rBE2pt3UJH

We are proud to announce that our new website has officially launched! We updated it with more insights into our projects, impacts, and of course farming families. Check out our new Blog where we feature more in-depth stories from the field. https://t.co/veOXSHXoO5 #coffee #new

#FBF to when we shared with you the newest installment of our Day in the Life of a Coffee Farmer story. Aida from Honduras shares her insights of taking over her family farm and being a woman in a male-dominated field. https://t.co/yE73Tj73V9 #DITL

The panel, "An Unequal Pair" was meant to create a dialog with #Farmers and industry leaders by bringing them together. Not only highlighting the challenges, but also being honest and talking about what still needs to be done. "Let's Start A Discussion!". https://t.co/dAWZZxSB0s

“An Unequal Pair” panel is underway at the @SpecialtyCoffee #WOC. “It’s important we don’t sit in a boardroom and make decisions, we need to have this important dialog with farmers and communities.” Says @kathrinelofberg of ICP and @Lofbergs. #coffee #Sustainability

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Coffee farmers Karina of #Honduras and Christopher of #Uganda are visiting Germany ahead of the #WOCBerlin. Today they visited the factory of one of our shareholders @Tchibo_presse. They were amazed and proud to see coffee from their countries being roasted and packaged. #coffee

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We are less than a week away from #WOCBerlin! You can attend our panel discussion "An Unequal Pair: Coffee Industry Leaders & Farmers Discuss Their Needs & How to Align Them". June 6th, Lecture Room 2 @ 11:15am! Join the discussion and make a difference! #coffee #youth #climate

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Tänään on maailman #luonnonmonimuotoisuus'päivä - meille ympäristön ja luonnonvarojen suojelu #kahvin' alkuperämaissa on agendalla joka päivä!

Työtä tehdään koko kahvialan voimin esim. @coffee_partners-yhteisössä.
☕️💚🌏 #BiodiversityDay

Lue lisää: https://t.co/FwYao0FL7R

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.
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. @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…/

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