Management Report La Meseta 2017

Management Report La Meseta 2017

At La Meseta we have a close relationship with coffee, we are fortunate to be able to participate in the value chain going through production, wet milling, threshing, commercialization of a sublime product, the commercialization of added coproducts, the transportation and generation of added value.

We work lines of differentiated, certified and specialized coffee. We respect our product and are grateful for the good fortune of being part of this important sector of our country. We admire coffee as a historic Colombian product, and economic and social development engine. We work day-to-day and shoulder-to-shoulder with the self-sacrificing and hardworking Colombian coffeegrower. We are coffee people. We are united with millions of farmers and other workers of the field commercializers and employees in the sector that live the daily necessity of the business in its distinct facets. We are thankful for the work of the coffee roasters baristas and impresarios that bring the product to the end consumer, making that person feel their wishes are limitless, allowing this to expand more forcefully to all the corners of the planet in its diverse and varied forms.

At La Meseta we are loyal administrators of coffee as a paradoxical beverage, which from its most simple form has confronted and imposed itself on the widest and most varied competition, aspiring to feats like confronting the millennial old tea culture of China. A product of contrasts with bittersweet sensations, multiple units of measure, unpredictable prices and multiple flavors.

We share the pleasure and passion for this multi-color gold that has deserved the effort and labor of millions of farmers all around the world, and which has given Colombia the luxury of being rebellious and respond to alternative technologies for its harvest, and continue depending on the hands of workers to pick its ripe fruit one by one. Only a very powerful product can afford this luxury, a product ever-present for so many, but which time and again knows how to win the hearts of youth with diverse and attractive forms of consumption like the expansion of coffee stores all over the world, the barista culture and the permanent experimentation with coffees of different preparations and specialties. We have the good fortune of knowing a star product, a product that continues being young, even though it has a long history, a characteristic that only someone who intends to live a long life can enjoy. For all these reasons we feel that coffee is in style. We’re confident that this will continue and will allow us to continue to enjoy its production, processing and commercialization in order to share with you from La Meseta for many years to come.

Market Share Coffee

Market Share Coffee

La Meseta had a relative share of 5.83% of Colombian coffee exports, this means 65% of the volume of Caldas agricultural exports as well as 31% of the total exports for the department.

Percentage of coffee for the world

Management Report La Meseta 2016

Increased agricultural production and threshing coffee

Increased agricultural production and threshing coffee

2016 has probably been the best year for the company in its history. Well-founded, its CEO defines it as the year of the business consolidation, as company achievements suggest it.

Agricultural Development, La Meseta has taken advantage of its basis experience to:

1. Strengthen Vertical Integration.
2. Market special and differentiated coffees.
3. Market certified, sustainable, and/or environmentally responsible coffees.
4. Support the company financial position. Sales in advance which guarantee profitability for the company.
5. Generate employment opportunities for vulnerable population in the area of influence.


Production growth in La Meseta coffee mill.

There was a significant advance in terms of industrial development, considering the significant investment made in La Meseta coffee mill which, has turned into one of the mills with the largest production of excelso coffee in the country; having a capacity to produce 2.500 excelso coffee bags.

Management Report La Meseta 2016

Management Report Compañia Cafetera La Meseta – Coffee to the World

Management Report Compañia Cafetera La Meseta – Coffee to the World

Flourishing and Renewal of Coffee

The Colombian coffee sector has been fortunate to have a renaissance and blossom in a year in which caffeine skeptics have been subdued by the power of coffee. In the second semester, the coffee business has been accompanied by price levels that are attractive to coffee producers, a substantial production volume increase, and favorable conditions for quality; these characteristics have provided an environment favorable to an always demanding coffee production and commercialization business. We consider that these positive situations have prepared the country for similar, and possibly superior, production levels for the following years; these production levels are required by an increasing demand of soft coffee and an increasing interest for specialty and differentiated coffees. Due to the aforementioned reasons, La Meseta has declared 2017 as the year of renaissance and blossoming; a year of propitious conditions for the strengthening sector, the recovery of a lost faith in the profitability of coffee activity, the countries strengthening economic support in demanding times, and, maybe the most important aspect, the continuation of building the social fabric in remote areas and vulnerable populations that want peace.

Contents:

    1. Introduction
    2. The management in figures
    3. Coffee context 2016
    4. Business performance
    5. o Agricultural Production
      o Supply
      o Operations
      o Marketing and sales
      o Logistics and exports
      o Systems and networks
      o Human Talent
      o Certifications

    6. Financial results and indicators
    7. Frequently asked questions about the financial sector
    8. Fiscal Audit Report

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