The Cerrado Coffee Growers’ Cooperative (Expocacer) has announced it shipped more than 1.3 million 60-kilogram coffee bags (nationally and internationally) in 2023, 20 per cent more than in 2022, achieving a new historical record.
“Our strategy is aligned with market demands, not only for coffee as a product, but mainly focusing on the production and consumption chain. These results represent the effort and commitment of our co-operators who have been doing an excellent job for years, as much with society as with the beans and the environment,” says Ítalo Henrique, Expocacer’s Commercial Director.
With more than 8100 hectares of regenerative coffee, the cooperative received regenerative certification from Regenagri, a global organisation that aims to guarantee the health and preservation of the soil, certified by the British, Control Union. This label confirms the integrity of Expocacer’s processes in receiving and processing certified regenerative coffees, highlighting the sustainable practices carried out, such as renewable energy, selective collection and traceability of stored coffees, following the product’s journey from its entry into the warehouse to its distribution to final consumers.
“Expocacer’s producers are always at the forefront of technology, innovation and sustainability. We also have an exclusive department for sustainability issues, where we guide and encourage good practices among our co-operators,” says Farlla Gomes, Expocacer’s Technical Coordinator for Sustainability.
The cooperative has adopted clean and sustainable energy consumption through photovoltaic solar power generation. The initiative will promote a permanent reduction in Expocacer’s carbon emissions and electricity costs, which should be a monthly reduction in the emission of 12 tons of carbon. The energy generated by the solar panels is equivalent to planting 105.8 trees, avoiding the emission of 77.45 tonnes of CO2 and not using 65.22 tonnes of charcoal.