Together for resilient coffee-farming families!

Who We Are

A strong pre-competitive partnership of eight committed family-owned 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

Ibu Wonten and Pak Suripto are a smallholder coffee-farming couple that lives in Bendeng Tiga Village in the Gunung Raya highlands of OKU Selatan Regency, Indonesia. They managed to diversify and enhance the climate-resilience of their coffee farm. As a couple they turned around the ailing coffee production on their 2-ha farm. The approximately 3,000 coffee trees of varying ages produced so little coffee that the couple initially decided to grow vegetables instead of coffee. “At the time, we did not yet work effectively, and we could only focus on either the vegetables or the coffee, but not both.” Pak Suripto contends.

International Coffee Partners (ICP) launched together with The J. M. Smucker Company a project which includes activities to support local smallholder farmer families to become better equipped to deal with a hotter and maybe drier climate. The project, implemented by Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS) actively supports and coaches farmers to experiment and trial with approaches and methods that are best adapted to their own farms.

Coffee Cooperatives and Communities in ICP Projects in Central America

Since 2009, International Coffee Partners (ICP) has worked with several communities and coffee organizations throughout the Trifinio Region of Central America. Located in the trip-border area of Guatemala,  El Salvador and Honduras, coffee is the main cash crop for...

Coffee Break Ep.5 – Youth in Uganda

Coffee Break Episode 5: Youth in Uganda Youth in UgandaWe invite you to take a Coffee Break with us! As a non-profit, here at International Coffee Partners (ICP) each ICP-shareholder has motivations and aims that we therefor jointly put into practice with our work in...

One Step Forward for Smallholder Coffee Farmers to Reach Consumers with roasted coffee

Farmers participating in the International Coffee Partners project in Ethiopia face equal challenges as those in other countries. But one thing is different: they are much more familiar to drinking coffee. Ethiopia has a well established tradition in celebrating a...

International Coffee Partners starts to work in Ethiopia

International Coffee Partners (ICP) recently extended its project work to Ethiopia. The “Coffee Alliances for Ethiopia” (CAFE) project is co-financed by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), the operational unit of Austrian Development Cooperation,  and will increase...

Coffee Production with a Woman’s Touch

“Before, we women suffered a lot of machismo. Only the men could work. We couldn’t even leave the house. They would scold us for going out with the others to cut coffee.” Mariana Solis remembers her younger days with a retrospective disbelief. Even between her and her...

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It's the young generation that will grow the coffee of the future. That's why we are programming within International Coffee Partners with youth to show them how to build a trusted future together with the older generations. Unlocking potentials and generating new ideas. Great insight from Joanna of our implementing partner Hanns R. Neumann StiftungThe youngest generation is now the largest generation on earth, but the average age of coffee farmers continues to increase.

In "The Fallacies of 'Youth': Finding New Solutions for Young People in Coffee Growing Communities," Joanna Furgiuele asks: Do we really understand why young people are leaving coffee, or are we making damaging assumptions that keep us from finding real solutions? 🤔

Read the full article in the digital edition of #25Magazine: bit.ly/31VbOJm

📷: Juan Esteban Londoño Acevedo for Coffee Kids.
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Its the young generation that will grow the coffee of the future. Thats why we are programming within International Coffee Partners with youth to show them how to build a trusted future together with the older generations. Unlocking potentials and generating new ideas. Great insight from Joanna of our implementing partner Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung

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The initiative for coffeee&climate, co-funded by International Coffee Partners and implemented by Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung, promotes gender equality in coffee households and producer communities together with climate change adaptation practices to improve the participation of women throughout the coffee value chain. With more than 1,000 active beneficiaries in the Trifinio Region of Central America, the project promotes awareness in the topics of gender, climate-smart agricultural practices, income diversification and establishment of micro-enterprises.Learn more about c&c’s gender component worldwide! ... See MoreSee Less

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Since 2010, the Initiative for coffee&climate, co-funded by International Coffee Partners and implemented by Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung, has supported coffee farming families to identify in a systematic way, how to respond and adapt effectively to climate change. Learn about c&c's focus areas in Central America and the importance of their intervention in the region. ... See MoreSee Less

In this episode of our Coffee Break Series, 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

We wish you a Happy New Year 2020! 💥🍾🎆 May you all experience dreams coming true, success and health. Most of all, we are looking forward to continue the important work to improve the situation of smallholder coffee farmer families 🌱👩‍🔧👨‍🔧👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 around the world. Let's keep going!
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We wish you a Happy New Year 2020! 💥🍾🎆 May you all experience dreams coming true, success and health. Most of all, we are looking forward to continue the important work to improve the situation of smallholder coffee farmer families 🌱👩‍🔧👨‍🔧👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 around the world. Lets keep going!
Lavazza Löfbergs Paulig Franck Tchibo Delta Cafés Neumann Gruppe, Joh. Johannson

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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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Sebastiao Alves Ribeiro is a ICP-project participant in Brazil. Here is his opinion:

“Without this project I don’t think we would be here because we were in a kind of forgotten place. When ICP came here, it was important to look at the coffee processing. The agronomists with the implementer Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung were important in providing insights and explaining how to do things. We now know how to handle certain situations and they were not just providing knowledge but training in the field as well which empowered me to produce a good product.”
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Sebastiao Alves Ribeiro is a ICP-project participant in Brazil. Here is his opinion:

“Without this project I don’t think we would be here because we were in a kind of forgotten place. When ICP came here, it was important to look at the coffee processing. The agronomists with the implementer Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung were important in providing insights and explaining how to do things. We now know how to handle certain situations and they were not just providing knowledge but training in the field as well which empowered me to produce a good product.”

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"No, what you are saying is not true. I have good coffee." Watch how smallholder coffee farmers in Central America could improve on the quality of their coffee through ICP projects. #coffeequality #guatemala #honduras #sustainability

Taking a #CoffeeBreak with us at International Coffee Partners means understanding, how ICP supports smallholder #coffee farmer families around the world in a pre-competitive way with a #nonprofit approach. Enjoy!

Time for a Coffee Break. Teddy from Uganda tells us about the impact of the local ICP-project on her life. As a non-profit at ICP we work to empower young coffee farmers to see a future in coffee regions.
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Roasting and drinking their own coffee is something new to millions of smallholder coffee farmers, also in Indonesia. The local ICP team in the Gunung Raya Village, is providing local trainings on coffee roasting, brewing and business plan development. https://t.co/Mv7r11HsPJ

As co-founders of the initiative for coffee&climate, we support coffee farming families worldwide to effectively respond and adapt to climate change! Learn about our focus areas and impact in Central America!

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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/aeIE1S5Zlv

Did you know that ICP is together with @AustrianDev active in #Ethiopia? Our Chairperson @kathrinelofberg and Desalegn Eyob, Country Director from our implementing partner @HRNStiftung, answer all important questions about it. You have more? Let us know!
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We wish you a Happy New Year 2020! 💥🍾🎆 May you all experience dreams coming true, success and health. Most of all, we are looking forward to continue the important work to improve the situation of smallholder coffee farmer families 🌱👩‍🔧👨‍🔧👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

Many youth turn their backs on agriculture. Sad. The next generation is the one shaping rural areas of the future. Our project work in Brazil gives perspectives for youth and as side effect supports them to develop self-confidence, visions and strength.

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Women in coffee production are often not able to release their full potential. They might not be seen as capable or do not have relevant roles in male dominated societies. ICP-projects aim to address this situation. Bringing change like in El Salvador.
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Gean from #Brazil is a coffee farmer who is taking his family business serious. He is improving on the quality of his specialty coffee. Through project support by ICP, he is now setting up a group with fellow farmers to promote coffee from his region.
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We are supporting smallholder coffee farmer families 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦🌱 to find best adaptation practices to react to the effects of climate change. ☀️🌧💨 With our project PROTCAFES in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, we are doing that since 2012. 🌱👍
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Great news today! @coffee_partners is extending its work to #Ethiopia. We are thrilled to work in this fascinating country to support 2,500 smallholder families. We are especially pleased to work with @AustrianDev @ADCinEthiopia
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In the Trifinio region of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala we are part of the PROTCAFES project. Increasing quality and knowing what quality the own coffee has is a core element. We are happy that an external evaluation proofed the work succesful.
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Higher productivity, better farm resilience and adaptation to climate change: Meet Ibu Wonten and Pak Suripto in Indonesia. A smallholder coffee farming couple that managed an amazing transition with participation in our project. Read their story!
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Smallholder coffee families are experiencing the negative impacts of climate change. Adaptation and mitigation are possible and we at International Coffee Partners support farmers in that. https://t.co/w43IJUokhT

In the Trifinio region of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala we are part of the PROTCAFES project. Quality and knowledge are core elements of our project work. So, we are happy that an external evaluation proofed that the work is successful.
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Great news from #Brazil! First time two women farmer won in the two categories of Força Café Coffee Quality Championship in Brazil during 6th edition. Congratulations to Joseane Borges da Silva and Rosangela Moura Alves! @Lofbergs @PauligFi @Lavazza @Tchibo_presse

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In Brazil the 6th Força Café Coffee Quality Championship is underway. 10 testers from Germany, US and Brazil cup 64 finalist coffee lots. All coming from farmers who benefit from our participation in Força Café-projects in the region.
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The communication experts of @coffee_partners shareholders are dedicated to tell the stories of the smallholder coffee farmer families we support. At @_DeltaCafes_ in Portugal they planned how to do that in 2020. @Lofbergs @Lavazza @PauligFi @Tchibo_presse @HRNStiftung

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