SCAA EXPO Anaheim Booth#2401

For those of you attending this weeks SCAA Exposition in Anaheim – we look forward to seeing you there!

Atlantic Specialty has sister offices in over 20 different coffee producing countries. We invite you to visit our booth to meet a few of our origin representatives. They will be giving presentations on a number of project initiatives, including sustainable & technical assistance programs, micro lot purchasing, and will of course be available to answer your general questions relative to their specific origin.

Please take a minute to look at the program & schedule below.

Many thanks for your interest and see you soon!

~ Friday, April 16th

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Sumatra – PTIndoCafCo

Jean – Christophe Mani

With the support of the International Finance Corporation, PT IndoCafCo, is developing Farmer Training Centers in the Lake Toba area of North Sumatra. These centers will operate within farming communities starting in June of 2010. PT IndoCafCo will be able to demonstrate relevant knowledge and experience at a practical level to area small holders. The centers will, at the same time, conduct continual research to assist over 1500 farmers increase quality, coffee yields, as well as to help them combat climate change.

2:00 – 3:00 PM


Cristiano Ottoni

Bourbon Specialty is a company with a longstanding tradition in quality and the largest exporter of organic coffee in Brazil. Cristiano Ottoni, a director at Bourbon Specialty Coffees, is the 5th generation in his family linage dedicated to quality coffee cultivation. Bourbon’s partner farms are located in the Mogiana Region in the State of Sao Paulo & the regions of South Minas, Cerrado, and Minas Mountains in the state of Minas Gerias. Micro Lot programs available.


Luiz Paulo

The specialty coffees produced in the mountainous Carmo de Minas region are renowned as some of the best coffee in Brazil and the world. They have won many important awards and contests. This region produces natural, pulped natural and washed coffee with unique characteristics. This micro-region is implementing the “Geographic Demarcation of Coffee Cultivation”. The main objective of the region’s demarcation process is to obtain an Appellation of Origin, which is equivalent to a trademark for agricultural products. Learn more about this appellation and over 30 partner estates that are working with Carmo Coffees. Micro Lot programs available.

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Nicaragua – Exportadora Atlantic – EXPASA

Ann Trauman & Henrik Bang

EXPASA will be available to give information regarding project development work with Cooperatives & Estates throughout Nicaragua. Cooperatives: Corcasan, UCA San Juan de Rio Coco, Ucosemun, PAC, El Gorrion & El Polo. Estates: Santa Martha, El Recreo, Marcio Cerna, plus many others.

~ Saturday, April 17th

1:00 to 2:00 pm


Cafinter – Mauricio Escalante

Cafinter assists 3566 sustainably certified farmers and has the subsequent ability to offer 75,000 bags of sustainable certified coffee from Costa Rica. They have assisted in progressive coffee renovation program including coffee nursery and given these growers access to financial support. Through a partner alliance with CR Electricity Institute, Cafinter has been involved in the reforestation of coffee plantations and planted over 88,000 native trees. Other feats include the increase of coffee mill efficiencies where wood consumption has been cut in half and water and water consumption by 88.3%. Micro Lot programs available.

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Honduras – Sogimex * Winner 2009 SCAA Sustainability Award *

Hal Dunlop

Via their in country NGO “Alianza para La Sostenibilidad,” Sogimex has made over USD$1 million in financing available to 1500 farmers for Rainforest alliance certification. The steps for 2010 will be to assist these farmers in transition to Organic coffee cultivation. By offering free technical assistance to small Honduran Coffee Growers farmers have been able to substantially increase yield and therefore family income. Sogimex has also be involved in assisting an all women run cooperative – “Grupo de Mujeres de la Lagoa” – and will be available to discuss this project in depth.

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Mexico – Amsa

Bart Grol

Throughout Chiapas, Veracruz, & Oaxaca, AMSA is giving technical assistance to farmers in order to help them improve yields through proper farm husbandry as well as increase standards of living via accessibility to Sustainable Markets.

~Sunday, April 18th

1:00 to 2:00 pm

Descamex – Luis Demetrio Arandia

Founded in Mexico in 1983, Descamex was the first decaffeinating plant in Latin America. The Mountain Water Process plant is certified organic under both NOP & JAS standards and is also certified under the Fair Trade Labeling Organization to process Fair Trade Coffee . The process uses zero chemicals and is 100% natural. Descamex is also Rainforest Allaince, UTZ, & kosher certified. Descamex also operates another production facilities that utilizes the more traditional Methylene Chloride Decaffeination Process. Atlantic Specialty Coffee is proud to be able to offer custom decaf tolling through Descamex.

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