Press release -
ICP provides emergency relief fund after hurricanes in Central America
As a response to the devastating effects of Hurricanes Eta and Iota in Honduras and Guatemala, International Coffee Partners (ICP) makes an emergency relief fund available. It will support 400 smallholder coffee farmer families with direct food access and restoring damaged infrastructure. In total 40,000 Euro will be available. Just two weeks after Hurricane Eta brought flash flooding and forced thousands out of their homes, Central America was ripped by Hurricane Iota, leaving within its wake, a devastating path of destruction. The fallout of these climate disasters hit ICP-project areas.
Because this emergency situation required an immediate direct response, ICP shareholders Delta Cafés, Franck, Joh. Johannson, Lavazza, Löfbergs, Neumann Gruppe, Paulig and Tchibo decided to make available an emergency fund to support affected families and to work with communities to rebuild crucial infrastructure.
- At ICP, we closely followed the news about the destruction, Hurricanes Eta and Iota have caused. Our thoughts are with the affected people and especially with the smallholder coffee farming families from our projects. We hope that our emergency relief fund will support them and their pathway back out of this situation, says ICP-Chairperson Kathrine Löfberg.
International Coffee Partners (ICP) is a pre-competitive initiative of the leading European family-owned coffee companies, Delta Cafés of Portugal, Franck of Croatia, Paulig of Finland, Joh. Johannson of Norway, Löfbergs of Sweden, Lavazza of Italy, Neumann Gruppe of Germany and Tchibo of Germany. ICP’s objective is to contribute know-how to establish a sustainable coffee sector in key producing countries through the implementation of best-practice projects in coffee farmer communities. Since 2001, ICP has reached nearly 100,000 smallholder families in 13 countries.
The coffee roaster Löfbergs is a Swedish Family Business founded in 1906. We are 340 coffee lovers operating in Northern Europe and Canada, sharing the passion for taste, trends and sustainability. We have a turnover of SEK 1.6 billion and is one of the world's largest purchasers of organic and Fairtrade-labeled coffee. The Löfbergs group includes the brands Löfbergs, Peter Larsen Kaffe, Percol, Green Cup, Kobbs and SuperBonobo. Website