Coffee

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Episode 1: Sustainability

The Video

Overview

Lenita Ingelin, Managing Director of the Paulig Coffee Division, kicks off our new series titled “Coffee Break.” With this series, we will have meaningful conversations with ICP shareholders, partners, and farmers. In episode 1 we focus on sustainability and what that means to not only Paulig, one of our founding shareholders but also what it means for ICP. Lenita also discusses the vital work ICP has been doing over the years to promote sustainable livelihoods and how that relates to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Take a look at our first episode and stay tuned for further installments of the Coffee Break series.

Learnings, Findings, Outcomes: ICP Projects in Central America

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Day in the Life of A Coffee Farmer- Aida

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A Valuable Partnership Making Advancements in Sustainability

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Coffee Break Ep.2 – Climate

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Farmer Story: Meet Jimmy Kalonga

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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...

Meet the Team – Fortunate Paska

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Proof in the Plants: Climate Adaptations and Sustainability in the Trifinio Region

“We thought we would be able to fight it, but we were wrong and now we know that. We’ve realized that there are varieties that at one time were resistant, but no longer are. One of those who taught us how to work with coffee in this area is the PROTCAFES Project.” In...

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...