PrF EL SALVADOR Host Sponsors

Sicafe Coffee returns as a host sponsor at PRF El Salvador.

"As a PRF 2023 host, we are thrilled to be able to share part of who we are and what we do with clients that will be joining us." - Rafael Silva

Award winning specialty producers, millers, and exporters, Sicafe produces high quality coffee in the Apaneca / Ilamatepec mountain range. Their operation is the result of long-standing expertise passed down through six generations; their history dates back to 1870. 

Sicafe has won several Cup of Excellence and other other prestigious awards in the coffee world. Constantly growing and innovating, they process coffee from their six family-owned farms (and for other local producers) at their own mill.

"We look forward to raising awareness of our family business model, Café L'Étranger, and all that it entails." - Liza and Ernesto Samayoa

Café L´Étranger is a family coffee producer & exporter business, with a history of more than a century producing coffee in the Tecapa-Chinameca region in El Salvador, and over recent years, becoming a direct exporter of specialty coffees to roasters in three continents.

With its social impact initiative, The Coffee HOPE Project, Café L´Étranger is integrating small producers into its exports business model offering a wide range of coffee varieties that characterize the prestigious Salvadoran coffees, aiming to build prosperity in rural communities, sharing innovative agricultural practices to make a sustainable and prosperous coffee sector.

Los Pirineos (Exportadora Tecapa) are host sponsors of PRF El Salvador 2023.

"I'm looking forward to networking with potential coffee buyers, as well as sharing and gaining insights into the entire specialty coffee chain." - Diego Baraona

With more than 130 years of experience in the coffee industry, sitting above 1,400 to 1,550 meters above sea level, Los Pirineos is a world-renowned specialty coffee farm. 

The farm is located in Berlin, Usulutan, in El Salvador’s Tecapa Chinameca mountain range. Today, it is operated by fifth-generation coffee producer Diego Baraona, who took over in 2020 after his father Gilberto sadly passed away in 2020. 

Today, Los Pirineos offers over 70 different coffee varieties (29 of which are currently in full production) and specializes in washed, honey, and natural coffees. It also offers anaerobic and carbonic maceration processed coffees, and has its own mill on-farm.

Los Pirineos has won more than 22 Cup of Excellence awards in the last 12 years, and came 5th at the last two CoE events.

"The quality of coffee we offer is exceptional, comprising more than a dozen varieties from six different farms processed in different styles." - Sofia Handtke

Mapache Coffee is a modern take on the traditional coffee industry. Run by fifth-generation coffee growers, Jan-Carlo and Sofia Handtke are focused on making coffee growing sustainable. 

Mapache’s operation includes 6 farms which employ 150 people year-round, and a state-of-the-art milling station. During harvest season, the farms provide jobs for more than 700 people.

Over the years, Jan-Carlo and Sofia have come to realize that coffee was in their blood. Their life passion was right in front of them: to grow amazing coffee, help rural communities, make alliances worldwide, and share the love for coffee with friends everywhere.

ABOUT Host Sponsors AND HOW TO BECOME ONE

CONNECT

Strong relationships between buyers and sellers are the fundamental building blocks upon which the coffee industry is built.

As a Host Sponsor, you will have the opportunity to connect with roasters and form relationships that last.

During the Sourcing Trip Experience, a minimum of 15 roasters will stay with you on your farm (or a farm of your choice).

Here, you will be able to swap stories, introduce them to your coffee, and better understand their needs.

REACH

As a Host Sponsor, you will have an unparalleled opportunity to reach the worldwide coffee community.

Not only will you regularly feature in posts across our social media channels, you will also appear in articles on our publication and associated newsletters. 

This will put you in front of a relevant audience of coffee professionals like never before, offering greater recognition and business opportunities.

ATTEND

Producer & Roaster Forum is one of the world’s most important coffee events, bringing together thousands of professionals and industry leaders.

The popularity of PRF means tickets can be difficult to get hold of. That’s why each Host Sponsor will be allocated with five tickets, which will give them full access to the two-day event.

Here, they will have the opportunity to hear lectures, take part in discussions, and connect with other coffee professionals.

Previous Host Sponsors

Cafico coffee producers were host sponsors for Producer & Roaster Forum.
Café Pacas was host sponsor at Producer & Roaster Forum.
Vides 58 was host sponsors at PRF 2019 Guatemala.
Welchez Specialty Coffee was host sponsor for PRF 2021 Honduras.
San Miguel Coffees was host sponsor for PRF 2019 Guatemala.
Cuatro M single origin coffees was host sponsor of Producer & Roaster Forum.
Los Pirineos (Exportadora Tecapa) are host sponsors of PRF El Salvador 2023.
Dinamica Specialty coffee was host sponsor for PRF 2019 Guatemala.
El Platanillo Coffee Farm was host sponsor at PRF 2019 Guatemala.
Proexo coffee cooperative was host sponsor at PRF 2020 Honduras.
Sicafe Coffee returns as a host sponsor at PRF El Salvador.
Sítio Yamava was host sponsor at PRF 2017 Brazil.
Mercon Specialty coffee was host sponsor at PRF 2021 Honduras.
TTC was host sponsor at Producer & Roaster Forum.
Magritec was host sponsor for Producer & Roaster Forum.