INCAE Business School is a non-profit private multinational institution of higher learning dedicated to teaching and research in the field of administration and economics. INCAE educates and trains students from more than 30 countries for the highest management positions in Latin America. (www.incae.edu)
In 2008, Nespresso asked INCAE and its Sustainable Markets Intelligence Center (CIMS, at www.cims-la.com) to study the effect of Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality™ Coffee Program was having a on improving farmers’ income. The study was conducted in four coffee origins where Nespresso sources its coffee in Guatemala, Colombia and Costa Rica. The 400-farm survey established evidence of significant Real Farmer Income™ benefits compared to non-AAA farms.