Innovation and quality control

COCAFCAL supports its members in terms of supplies and technical assistance in order to ensure that the quality of the coffee meets the standards required by international organic and fair trade markets. 

Yuli Yulisa Tabora Paz (Julisa) works in the research laboratory of COCAFCAL, where the coffee cooperative makes fertilizers for the coffee to improve its quality and fight the coffee leaf rust.

The nursery

The nursery contains 500,000 coffee plants which are managed by José Estevez (aged 25). José is helping the producers to revive their plantations, following the devastation brought about by coffee leaf rust. The new plants are the same variety, yet stronger and more resistant to the disease. Read more

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