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Women for peace and entrepreneurship

The Blue Coffee Bean

The Margure project aims at improving coffee processing infrastructure and quality for 40 women coffee growers in Chaparral, Tolima, Colombia. The South Tolima Coffee Growers Cooperative (CafiSur), the government of Canada, the coffee exporter Expocafe® and other stakeholders are working together with this community.

This initiative is a clear example of the positive impact that colaboration can bring to the coffee grower communities everywhere.

The Margure project is part of Expocafé's WRM (Water Resource Management - "The Blue Coffee Bean") initiative.

Water Resource Management (WRM) is Expocafé's sustainability initiative, which targets three key sustainability goals: economic, environmental and social, through projects that include working with coffee grower communities on adoption of approaches and habits that lead to reduced and adequate use of water in coffee production and daily activities. Coffees labeled with the WRM's blue coffee bean logo are guaranteed to be produced following responsible water management methods.

At the same time, WRM works on supporting and strengthening those coffee production aspects that impact crop productivity (soil analysis, plant density, age and fertilization), which are directly related with the coffee grower's income. In parallel, the initiative brings training aimed at social improvement, through training on key community, business and coffee topics.

Location

People

María del Carmen López de Jiménez

María del Carmen López de Jiménez

Coffee Farmer leader

María del Carmen López de Jiménez - Coffee Farmer leader
Ydany Vanegas Murcia

Ydany Vanegas Murcia

Coffee Farmer leader

Ydany Vanegas Murcia - Coffee Farmer leader
Luz Mary Lugo Arcia

Luz Mary Lugo Arcia

Coffee Farmer leader

Luz Mary Lugo Arcia - Coffee Farmer leader
Hermelina Flórez

Hermelina Flórez

Coffee Farmer leader

Hermelina Flórez - Coffee Farmer leader
Carmen Orozco

Carmen Orozco

Coffee Farmer

Carmen Orozco - Coffee Farmer
Cristian Santofimio

Cristian Santofimio

Coffee Farmer

Cristian Santofimio - Coffee Farmer
Francy Palomino

Francy Palomino

Coffee Farmer

Francy Palomino - Coffee Farmer
Luz Vargas

Luz Vargas

Coffee Farmer

Luz Vargas - Coffee Farmer
Rodrigo Hernadez

Rodrigo Hernadez

Coffee Farmer

Rodrigo Hernadez - Coffee Farmer
Esnedia Asencio

Esnedia Asencio

Coffee Farmer

Esnedia Asencio - Coffee Farmer
Yolanda Gutierrez

Yolanda Gutierrez

Coffee Farmer

Yolanda Gutierrez - Coffee Farmer
Nidia Cruz

Nidia Cruz

Coffee Farmer

Nidia Cruz - Coffee Farmer
Gamaliel Ortiz

Gamaliel Ortiz

Coffee Farmer

Gamaliel Ortiz - Coffee Farmer
Maria Nubia Lopez

Maria Nubia Lopez

Coffee Farmer

Maria Nubia Lopez - Coffee Farmer
Flor Salazar

Flor Salazar

Coffee Farmer

Flor Salazar - Coffee Farmer
Carlos Pinto

Carlos Pinto

Coffee Farmer

Carlos Pinto - Coffee Farmer
Maria Aldana

Maria Aldana

Coffee Farmer

Maria Aldana - Coffee Farmer
Maria Vaquiro

Maria Vaquiro

Coffee Farmer

Maria Vaquiro - Coffee Farmer
Osoria Garcia

Osoria Garcia

Coffee Farmer

Osoria Garcia - Coffee Farmer
Luz Vaquiro (husband)

Luz Vaquiro (husband)

Coffee Farmer

Luz Vaquiro (husband) - Coffee Farmer
Aracelida Palomino

Aracelida Palomino

Coffee Farmer

Aracelida Palomino - Coffee Farmer
Luci Marin

Luci Marin

Coffee Farmer

Luci Marin - Coffee Farmer
Aurora Leyton

Aurora Leyton

Coffee Farmer

Aurora Leyton - Coffee Farmer
Maria Muñoz

Maria Muñoz

Coffee Farmer

Maria Muñoz - Coffee Farmer
Argenis Marin

Argenis Marin

Coffee Farmer

Argenis Marin - Coffee Farmer
Esmilda Caicedo

Esmilda Caicedo

Coffee Farmer

Esmilda Caicedo - Coffee Farmer
Maria Tocarema

Maria Tocarema

Coffee Farmer

Maria Tocarema - Coffee Farmer
Alba Tique (son)

Alba Tique (son)

Coffee Farmer

Alba Tique (son) - Coffee Farmer
Sponsored by:
CFLI

Expocafé

Expocafé is the exporter of coffee grower’s cooperatives, has a high and strict commitment to quality coffees that manages and delivers to its customers. Our trademark Expocafé is a product differentiator. We are in direct contact with the various coffee producing communities located throughout the Colombian coffee area and promote direct communication between customers and growers.

Expocafé, with over 35 years of business experience, is always a guarantee of performance, quality and transparency for our customers