Jan 28, 2013
The Mercon Coffee Group (MCG) is a group of companies dedicated to marketing and exporting coffee. Companies in the group have successfully entered the global market notably in the United States and the United Kingdom. The Mercon Coffee Group has companies located in Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, Vietnam, New York, and London.
As part of efforts to improve the well-being and prosperity of local communities and generate positive economic, social, and environmental impacts, companies in the group—including Comercial Internacional Exportadora S.A. (CISA-Exportadora) and Comercial Internacional de Granos de Honduras (CIGRAH)—are developing Inclusive Businesses in the main coffee-producing regions of Nicaragua and Honduras. Their strategy involves bringing together small-scale producers under the umbrella of cooperative and providing them with comprehensive technical assistance in good production practices, quality standards, traceability processes, and certification. Through this process, the small-holders have been able to gain access to specialist markets offering preferential prices and conditions for coffee whose production meets a set of specific criteria.
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