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FNC of Colombia launches export platform Cafix for direct trade of coffee beans

Published: 2024-04-16 Author:
Last Updated: 2024/04/16, Recently, the Colombian Federation of Coffee growers (FNC) announced the launch of the Cafix platform, a trade and logistics program aimed at simplifying producers' direct exports to international buyers, as Colombia's coffee exports increase. According to data from the Colombian Federation of Coffee Growers (FNC)

Recently, the Colombian Federation of Coffee growers (FNC) announced the launch of the Cafix platform, a trade and logistics program aimed at simplifying producers' direct exports to international buyers, as Colombia's coffee exports increase.

According to data from the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC), coffee production in Colombia totaled 959000 bags of 60 kg in January 2024, an increase of 10.5% from 868000 bags of 60 kg in the same period last year. Meanwhile, Colombia exported 935000 bags of coffee in January, up 12.4% from 832000 bags in the same period last year. It can be seen that Colombia has basically got rid of the influence of El Ni ñ o and is returning to normal production.

As a result, recently announced the launch of Cafix, a coffee export platform, which will help 548 Colombian coffee families export coffee at lower transport costs, and coffee growers associated with Cafix can export small amounts of raw or cooked coffee beans to foreign customers at a price they agree. And can save coffee growers about 70% to 80% of shipping costs, but also ensure that the product will reach the final buyer in perfect condition.

According to FNC, the Cafix plan includes a platform and registration tools for buyers and sellers through which registered coffee growers can ship a certain amount of coffee while saving traditional transportation or export costs, in order for coffee producers to export their products, they can only be included in FNC Coffee Information Database-SICA- and registered as Cafix users. Moreover, the plan promotes exports to the European Union, Japan, South Korea and China. According to the plan announcement, the platform allows traditional sea, air or land transportation, as well as express delivery, to transport 5 to 60 kilograms of raw coffee beans directly, or 5 to 50 kilograms of roasted coffee beans, if foreign customers need more kilograms, as long as they meet the maximum weight of each shipment. The manufacturer can make multiple shipments in one day.

As a result, the representative of the Cafix project said that services were already provided to coffee growers with customers abroad, and the next step would be to create a market where coffee growers and interested buyers could easily do business. Moreover, it is seeking to democratize coffee exports and give producers the opportunity to establish contacts with foreign customers to export coffee in a direct, agile and competitive manner. FNC owns its Almacaf é logistics centre, which is responsible for ensuring that the coffee exported is 100% Colombian coffee and reaches the buyer under the best conditions.

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