Coffee Alliance for Excellence (CAFE) supports coffee producers, formerly coca growers to improve their productivity and encourage them to produce specialty coffees, which they can earn higher prices. Through this alliance, USAID, private sector companies like Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) and the nonprofit organization TechnoServe are helping to lift thousands of rural families out of poverty and integrate them into a licit economy.
Since 2017, CAFE transfers, generates and promotes knowledge through accompaniment and personalized advice as a primary value to improve the work of coffee growers. Program participants are committed to change, pursue innovation and improving their knowledge are already realizing its first fruits.
How CAFE works?
Wherever CAFE is located you will find professionals with an innovative vision who work together with the project participants with a great mission.
Here the principles that guide our work:
Boost productivity (yield), more coffee beans per hectare and improving the quality of their beans through special training on production techniques.
Educate coffee producers about sustainable production practices, which will make their farms more resistant and productive.
Connect coffee farmers to specialty markets so they can sell their products at a fair price.
Improving access to financial services.
What results are expected?
About 10,000 families in San Martín, Huanuco and Ucayali increase their income in an average of 50%.
Farmers will plant 8,000 new hectares of special coffee.
Value gross sales will grow from $2.8 million in 2018 to $17.3 million to 2022.
Farmers will gain access to $20 million in financial services.
Case studiesMany CAFE Alliance participants have changed their vision of coffee production and have improved their lives and that of their families. Do you want to meet them?