In an effort to promote direct trading of Colombian coffees and increase income for individual producers, the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) has launched an initiative allowing registered exporters to ship coffee in small quantities.
The group says the online registration process for each shipping order takes less than five minutes and simplifies the quality control process and the payment process and ensures direct delivery to customers abroad.
In accordance with International Coffee Organization standards, the program allows for the shipment of up to 60 kilos of green coffee through several authorized private shipping companies and international agencies, while also allowing for smaller shipments of roasted coffee, instant coffee and coffee extract. To put that in perspective, the standard bag size for Colombia coffee is 70 kilos.
The FNC has set up a quick Q&A for exporters interested in the initiative, while directing inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.