Coffee Value Chain Consulting for Agriculture and Economic Development

Improve productivity and value of trade for farmers

Policy Guidance

Assistance designing national agriculture policy and enabling business environments that improve income from coffee production as a sustainable, high-value specialty crop.

Market Access

Connecting exporters to suitable international market players who have the incentive, and ability to influence a change in the market system for coffee. Design and execution of programs that create sustainable trade linkages between buyers and coffee producers through public-private partnerships and direct trade activity

SME Consulting

Small and medium enterprise management consulting, including business planning, marketing and brand creation, communication, risk analysis, inventory and personnel management training and best practices to improve smallholder or SME performance

Trade Associatons

Industry trade association facilitation, organization, and capacity building. Working with industry stakeholders to create functional producer/exporter organizations to manage domestic and international issues

Technical Reports and Studies

Coffee industry technical research reports and custom studies that identify quantitative and qualitative opportunities for improvement

Market Research

Market analysis reports showing coffee trends, consumption data and other indicators to identify or evaluate strategic market opportunities for trade

Standards and Evaluation

Coffee quality assessment (cupping) and creating new quality grading standards or defining best practices in agriculture, harvesting, processing, sorting, and storage

Equity and Diversity

Advice on how to make the a coffee sector more inclusive (gender, youth, disabled and disadvantaged) through identification of relevant market actors who have the right incentive to make it happen in a sustainable way

Certification Assistance

Sustainability standards and certifications, evaluating certification options and guidance to following program criteria for certification brand marks including Rainforest Alliance, Fair Trade (US and International), certified organic, Kosher and more

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