We are proud to inform you on the publication of our first Sustainability Report for CISA Exportadora, our export company in Nicaragua.

Leonardo Morales, our CFO, was a guest speaker at the Global Agribusiness Conference in Amsterdam and spoke about Robusta coffee production in Nicaragua and how it is improving the livelihoods of the coffee community of Nueva Guinea in the south Caribbean coast of the country.

​On Friday, April 13th, Mercapital, BFP (Banco de Fomento a la Produccion) and the Inter-American Development Bank, got together to make the official public announcement of the financing of U$1 million dollars to Mercapital.

Recently, Seeds for Progress Foundation received the National Award for Social Responsibility in Education in the category of Scholar Infrastructure given by the Ministry of Education of Nicaragua.

Making coffee plantations cleaner and safer for coffee producers and the community is very important to us.

We have partnered with the Nicaraguan Association of Agrichemicals (ANIFODA) to establish a free collaboration program, to train local coffee producers in the correct use and handling of phytosanitary products, and the disposal of empty containers of agrochemicals.

CISA Exportadora, member of the Mercon Group, honored more than 3,000 producers during the annual Producers’ Event in Nicaragua. This event was held in the city of Matagalpa, in the northern region of Nicaragua from July 24th to July 27th, 2017. On this occasion, coffee producers were awarded for their hard work during the year and for their vital contributions to the socio-economic development of the country.

Our Chairman, Mr. Jose Antonio Baltodano, participated as a panelist at the Business Future of the Americas conference which was held in Nicaragua for the first time this year.

As soon as you enter the floor of the Global Specialty Coffee Expo you know that something special is taking place. The differences in cultures, languages and backgrounds dissipate as participants come together to share their passion for coffee. This year, the Expo organized by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) was held in Seattle with a record-breaking success of 14,000 participants.

We are proud to share that Monimbo, a member of our Premium Estates, has been selected by Starbucks as one of their special reserves. Starbucks Reserve coffees, are limited editions of the most exceptional coffees Starbucks has to offer.

Five schools from the coffee growing communities of Jinotega will have access to drinking water and safe water storage thanks to Mercon Coffee Group and Caffè Nero.