Denomination of Origin

Creating Geographical Indications for Coffee

By Laura Everage

In this Symposium session, Paul Songer of Songer & Associates, Inc. and Luis Fernando Samper of Colombian Coffee Growers Federation presented two separate approaches to creating geographical indications. In Rwanda, the analysis was made purely on a cup basis, while in Colombia extensive lab testing and verification has been employed. Along the lines of the wine model, these types of projects help identify and protect specific regional flavors, provide interesting research for developing supply lines, and create marketing opportunities on both sides of the value chain. To read the rest of this article, subscribe to The Chronicle or become a member today! If you’re already a Chronicle subscriber or member, please login.

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