Farmer-to-Farmer Coffee Post Harvest Handler
ncba-clusa
Manta, Ecuador
hace 2 días

Job Description

NCBA CLUSA is currently seeking 2 (1- remote US volunteer and 1- volunteer based in Ecuador) qualified Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer candidates for the position of Coffee Post-Harvest Handler to support Asociación Nacional de Exportadores de Café del Ecuador (ANECAFE) based in Manta, Ecuador .

ANECAFE was founded in May 1983 as a private non-profit entity. It is the oldest coffee trade union in Ecuador. With over 38 years of existence, based in the city of Manta in the province of Manabí, (one of the provinces with the longest tradition of coffee production in the country.

They currently require assistance in modifying their post-harvest handling procedures; drying, fermentation, and storage so that more of their producers will be able to participate in the Taza Dorada (the most prestigious coffee competition in the country).

Improved post-harvest handling practices will increase their cupping scores, promote quality coffee, and increase their producer’s sales.

Duration : 2 weeks, May- September 2021

ESSENTIAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY :

  • Analyze the current coffee post-harvest process and collaborate with essential personnel to determine improvements.
  • Teach trainees about good post-harvest practices focusing on the steps of drying, fermentation and storage of coffee.
  • Recommend necessary steps or modifications to the storage facility that will secure the quality of the coffee until it gets to its final destination and consumer.
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