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Updates on our work and projects around the world

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Simple structures solve a dilemma that often costs farmers money and time

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Changing landscapes in Vietnam


A new project aims to promote sustainable farming and demonstrate that farmers can positively change the coffee-growing landscape.

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Reforestation project in Honduras


One million trees are to be planted within five years, in an effort to promote agroforestry, mitigate the effects of climate change, and improve coffee farmer resilience.

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A shared vision in Tanzania


A programme enables men and women to realise a personal vision for their lives and farms.

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Colombian coffee farmers recovering from conflict


In a region emerging from conflict, coffee is giving people a new start.

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Tanzanian students get boost from coffee

Coffee sales support Jifundishe, a Tanzanian NGO that promotes community development through education.


Volcafe reorganises responsibilities of its Senior Leadership Team

Green coffee merchant better leverages the experience and expertise of its Senior Leadership Team to support growth


From Vietnam to Uganda and back

Initiative provides chance to see another country's coffee culture up close


Kyagalanyi, Volcafe’s Ugandan company, named ‘Best Arabica Exporter’

Our Ugandan company was recognised for its outstanding performance.


Volcafe Way farmers and technicians in their own words

Farmers and technicians reflect on our Volcafe Way farmer support programme


Coficom hosts ‘Meet the producers’ event with guests from Brazil, Mexico

Our local company is building the coffee community in Australia.


Volcafe’s operations in Brazil, Guatemala and Tanzania are certified Great Place to Work

A special recognition for employers that create an outstanding employee experience


Café Gourmet event recognises outstanding coffee farmers in Honduras

Volcafe's Honduran company holds an annual event to honour and encourage coffee farmers.


Coffee farming in times of El Niño

Record temperatures and a new El Niño event necessitate special attention from coffee farmers.


Embracing the idea of unity in the face of differences

As we mark Pride Month, a panel discussion is helping our staff to reflect on the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.


Ufanisi machine project

Tanzanian cooperatives are installing eco-pulpers with the help of a no-interest loan facility


Volcafe launches enhanced Responsible Sourcing programme

Volcafe has announced the launch of its enhanced Volcafe Responsible Sourcing programme (Volcafe RS), alongside two Volcafe-managed responsibly sourced coffee designations: Volcafe Verified and Volcafe Excellence.


Empowering female coffee producers

A project to enable female coffee producers and female entrepreneurs in Guatemala and to work towards gender equity


Embracing equity

A new mentoring programme is helping our staff to exchange on experiences and embrace equity in the workplace.


Volcafe appoints Chief Operating Officer and Regional Director for Europe & East Africa

Volcafe has announced the appointment of Tim Scharrer, who will be joining Volcafe as Chief Operating Officer and Regional Director for Europe & East Africa. He will be part of the Senior Leadership Team.


Transforming coffee pulp to compost

We're turning a waste product into something useful, and promoting circularity in the process.


Medical assistance in Guatemala

A mobile clinic brings healthcare to coffee workers who otherwise lack access to care.


Low-tech tool helps farmers embrace regenerative agriculture

Printed calendars offer illustrated guidance on sustainable farming for thousands of coffee growers.


Volcafe joins Cool Farm Alliance

Coffee trader Volcafe has joined the Cool Farm Alliance as part of the Swiss company’s efforts to assess and reduce the environmental footprint of farms in its value chains across 15 origin countries.


CATIE and Volcafe extend partnership for sustainable agroforestry

Coffee trader Volcafe and CATIE (the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center) have extended their partnership promoting sustainable practices in coffee production.


Volcafe partners with dss+

Swiss coffee trader Volcafe is making preparations for a carbon-neutral future and beyond. As part of their response to the climate crisis, Volcafe partnered with Sofies Group – now a part of dss+ – to assess and address Volcafe's carbon footprint.


Building business with Honduran coffee farmers

A shift in business strategy means more direct relations with farmers and new possibilities.


Reforestation in Costa Rica

A partnership is distributing tens of thousands of native tree saplings to coffee farmers, aiding efforts to restore forests.


Volcafe launches new sustainability strategy to celebrate International Coffee Day

Coffee house Volcafe today launched a new Sustainability Strategy, an ambitious, overarching plan to achieve its vision for a thriving, sustainable coffee business for all.


School construction in Colombia

A new school brings safer surroundings and the chance to graduate with a special dual degree.


La Morena: Coffee for gender equality

A Guatemalan project is working to close a gender gap in coffee.


Volcafe and Costa Foundation to open 15th school in Vietnam

The partners have built educational facilities for 3,600 young students.


Volcafe announces Sustainability Director

Volcafe has announced an exciting development with the appointment Liesbeth Kamphuis who will be joining Volcafe as Sustainability Director.


Solar dryers in Honduras

Greenhouse-like structures help indigenous communities to raise coffee quality.


Our coffee experts on the world stage

At a conference in the Netherlands, Volcafe's Emmanuel Bukomeko presented on efforts to end child labour in Uganda.


Gold medal coffee

Judges praised the coffee's 'aromatic harmony and soft taste' among other qualities.


Volcafe boosts presence in Peru with new state-of-the-art coffee processing facility

Located in the Cajamarca coffee region, the 10,000m² mill has capacity to produce 1,500 bags every 24 hours.

The Volcafe Way method helped to increase my farm's productivity, obtaining better income that contributed to improving the quality of life for my family.

Elizabeth Calderón Volcafe Way farmer for 3+ years, Peru

With Volcafe Way's teachings, I implemented agroforestry system management practices... which allows me to conserve and protect the soil, contributing to environmental protection.

Mesías Fernandez Volcafe Way coffee farmer, Peru

It is a pleasure to have a partner with Volcafe [...] who is always available to help us. Through the Volcafe Way our farm is better organised.

Anderson Boa Ferreira Volcafe Way farmer, Brazil