Join us in cities across Europe for a taste of Fapecafes fair trade coffee

Join us in cities across Europe for a taste of Fapecafes fair trade coffee

FAPE-EC-30.jpgJune 11 | 2018

Oikocredit’s annual European road show kicks off 18 June in Berlin and will travel to various cities in Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland.

Oikocredit partner organisation Fapecafes is returning to showcase their work and offer a taste of their delicious organic fair trade coffee blends.


Located in the mountains of southern Ecuador, Fapecafes is an organisation of six cooperatives seeking to improve the conditions of its farmer members by commercialising fair trade and organic coffee.

It supports 1,200 smallholder farmers who grow coffee for both the domestic and international markets. Besides offering high-quality products to a variety of market niches, Fapecafes also provides training and technical assistance to its farmers with the support of government, local and foreign institutions.

Vinicio Martinez, president of Fapecafes and coffee grower himself says: “The association helps to promote the dreams of people like us, who find themselves disadvantaged. Smallholder producers are helping to bring about big changes in society.” 

Taste and see

This series of events across Europe is designed to offer investors and stakeholders the opportunity to learn more about how Oikocredit’s financing positively impacts the lives of low-income people across the globe, specifically in the sustainable coffee value chain.

Vinicio Martinez, president of Fapecafes, will share about their work in supporting organic and fair trade farming, and the opportunities and challenges faced by coffee growers. José Apolo will talk about his experience as a quality controller and explain and demonstrate the intricacy of coffee tasting.

For a taste of things to come, watch this informal short video from last year’s coffee event with Fapecafes in Madrid. 

Interested in joining?

If you are interested in joining one of the events below, please contact the local Oikocredit support association for more detailed information. The road show will take place from 18 to 27 June 2018.

Overview of events: 

Monday 18 June Oikocredit Roadshow event Berlin* (Germany)
Tuesday 19 June Oikocredit Roadshow event in Braunschweig* (Germany)
Wednesday 20 June Coffee tasting and presentation at Oikocredit International in Amersfoort (Netherlands)
Sunday 24 June Oikocredit Roadshow event in Innsbruck* (Austria)
Monday 25 June Oikocredit Roadshow event in Salzburg* (Austria)
Tuesday 26 June Oikocredit Roadshow event in Nuremberg* (Germany)
Wednesday 27 June Oikocredit Roadshow event in Lausanne* (Switzerland)

* linked website in German or French only

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