Our partners

Our partners

We have a wide range of partners  and "thought leaders" regionally and  globally with whom we are proud to work with. Some help us carry out fieldwork on farms, others are partners in developing new methodologies and better ways of working in the sector. Others with whom we simply share the same space in matters of sustainable sourcing, and whom we believe do great work.

PartnersWho they areAreas of collaboration/Projects in common
CBICentre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing CountriesStrategic alliance to extend the dissemination of the CBI Market Intelligence platform.
Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC)Leading Colombian organisation focused on improving the livelihoods of Colombian coffee farmers.Collaboration on wide range of research projects in the coffee industry.
Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA)COSA is a non-profit global consortium that has developed open-source indicators and measurement tools to analyze the social, enviromental and economic impacts of agricultural practices.CIMS is a founder member of the Committee.
CooxupéLeading coffee cooperative in Brazil.Collaboration on research in Brazil for Nestlé Nespresso projects.
CreceCRECE is a consulting and training firm that supports private and public companies at farm level.Collaboration on coffee data collection and analysis for Nestlé Nespresso in Colombia.
EcomTradingCoffee trader with operations in several coffee producing countries of the region.Collaboration on research projects in the coffee industry across México, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Colombia.
ExpocaféColombian Coffee Growers Cooperatives Export Corporation, founded in 1985.Collaboration on research projects in the coffee industry.
GoodbrandInternational Sustainability and CSR consultancy.Founder Dean Sanders is a strategic partner and thought leader on sustainable brand and strategies. We work with Goodbrand on a wide range of projects for Nestlé Nespresso and others.
INCAE Business SchoolLeading business school in Latin America.INCAE is both host and partner to CIMS. The relationship is mutually supportive: INCAE provides the academic space and credibility for CIMS' work, and there is a healthy two-way exchange of knowledge, resourses and networks throughout the region. Dr. Bernard Kilian and Lawrence Pratt are concurrently both Directors of CIMS and Professors at INCAE.
RootcapitaRoot Capital is a nonprofit social investment fund that is pioneering finance for grassroots businesses in rural areas of developing countries.Joint work on farmer well-being and access to credit for coffee producers in Central America.
University of California (UC Davis)Leading US academic centre for agricultural research.Biodiversity on coffee farms; global sourcing strategy for leading retailer.
Volcafe-Costa RicaCoffee trader with operations in several coffee-producing countries in the region.Collaboration on various client-driven and independent academic research projects in the coffee industry, ranging from carbon to farmer income.