No 23

FNC Helps Improve Income of Coffee Growers and Maintains High Export Standards

November, 2015

Sustainability that Matters

FNC Helps Improve Income of Coffee Growers and Maintains High Export Standards

As part of the strategies to improve profitability of producers and with the aim of liberalizing the market, Colombia’s National Coffee Growers Committee recently authorized exports, through clearly differentiated channels, of coffee byproducts


This measure will not affect at all the high quality of “Excelso” beans that has contributed to the renown and positioning of Café de Colombia in the global industry.

It is important to note that this measure basically seeks to increase profitability of Colombian coffee growers and improve their income basket, giving them the opportunity to access specific segments and niches of local and international markets.

Colombia will maintain the high standards to control quality of all export Excelso coffee. Moreover, the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC), through its logistics operator Almacafé, will obligatorily issue a Quality Certificate only for Excelso coffees, whose bags will be labeled as Excelso Café de Colombia.

Lower quality coffees will be marketed as Product of Colombia and will not have any certificate.

You are invited to learn more about our coffee family and our products, visiting the COLOMBIAN COFFEE INSIGHTS sections on the top of this page.