MOCCA is funded by the US Department of Agriculture through their Food for Progress Program, which seeks to improve agricultural productivity and expand trade in agricultural products.
J.M. Smucker is an iconic American company founded in 1897, guided by the vision to attract, delight, and inspire consumers through trusted food and beverage brands that bring joy throughout people’s lives. The J.M. Smucker Company partners with MOCCA to support compliance with labor practices in coffee production activities, increase productivity, and implement sustainability practices over the course of five years in MOCCA countries.
Jacobs Douwe Egberts is a Dutch company that owns numerous beverage brands (coffee, tea, and hot chocolate). It was founded in 2015 following the merger of Mondelez International coffee division with Douwe Egberts. The partnership with MOCCA will help increase coffee productivity in Honduras alongside more than 2,000 farmers through the training of agricultural best practices. The partnership will work to ensure that these farm-level improvements continue over time, and are inclusive through facilitating access to finance, and promoting gender equality within the coffee sector.
Keurig Dr Pepper is a leading North American beverage company and the first to combine hot and cold beverages at scale. MOCCA, together with Keurig Dr Pepper, will help more than 2,000 coffee farmers in Honduras to improve their productivity through the implementation of improved agricultural practices. The partnership’s activities will integrate a gender equality awareness strategy within the community to foster a more inclusive and sustainable coffee market.
Nespresso is a company from the Nestlé Group, headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland. Its business model is based on the sale of Nespresso machines and individual aluminum capsules containing ground coffee beans which are inserted in Nespresso machines to brew coffee. Through its collaboration with MOCCA, Nespresso seeks to help more than 2,000 small coffee farmers improve their agribusinesses by implementing sustainable organic coffee production and high quality processing.
Peet’s Coffee is a specialty coffee roaster and retailer located in the San Francisco Bay Area owned by JAB Holding Company. Founded in 1966, Peet’s introduced the United States to its darker Arabica coffee – roasted in blends including French roast and grades suitable for espresso drinks. Peet’s offers freshly roasted beans, brewed coffee, and espresso drinks, as well as bottled cold beer. Peet’s collaborates with MOCCA to create a teaching network that will remain in the Guatemalan communities after the program ends, supporting
the sustainable development of coffee production. Peet’s partnership with MOCCA will also facilitate the access to financing that farmers need to invest in their farms.
Peets also contributes technical assistance to coffee and cacao nurseries and clonal gardens, helping them to develop the planting materials that the market demands.
The Kellogg’s Company is an iconic U.S. multinational agri-food company, headquartered in Battle Creek, Michigan. It is primarily dedicated to the manufacture of breakfast foods, cereals, and cookies. It was founded in 1906 by Will Keith Kellogg, who began producing and distributing roasted corn flakes with great success. Today, it is one of the world’s leading breakfast cereal companies.
Its partnership with MOCCA is designed to enable farmers in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Peru learn how to establish cacao agroforestry systems to expand production, improve quality, and support the crop’s valuable ecosystems.
olam food ingredients operate at the forefront of consumer trends to provide food & beverage manufacturers with products and ingredients that will delight their consumers. Its partnership with MOCCA will help farmers in Peru and Guatemala develop their knowledge of good agricultural practices. It will foster markets that support farmers in achieving better prices through training in quality processing and in accessing the financing that small farmers need to renovate and rehabilitate their farms.
McDonald’s is a U.S. fast food restaurant franchise based in Chicago, Illinois. Its main products are hamburgers, french fries, breakfast foods, and soft drinks. They also specialize in milkshakes, ice cream, desserts, fruit or vegetable salads, and other unique products depending on the country. It serves approximately 68 million customers per day, in more than 36,000 stores in 118 territories and countries around the world. The chain employed 1.7 million people in 2014. McDonald’s together with MOCCA will help maintain the health, sustainability and yield of coffee trees and livelihoods in the Andean and Central American region.