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Opening the door to 2021 from our website www.montana-azul.com

October 27th, 2020  
We prepare the 2021 and you could get priority from now.   Dear clients from Montaña Azul, Get the priority you deserve! Let's confirm your orders for 2021 in November and December. Now you can have access through the www.montana-azul.com live chat 24/7 service. Ask any question, quotations and orders.   messenger When you confirm in advance, you get the right conditions. If you plan ahead, we can plan our operations correctly and it means: resource efficiency. We are a Costa Rican based family company exporting for decades quality tropical food, FSSC22000 certified plants, Kosher and FDA approved. Come to see our quality assured process and excellent service. Our catalogues are here: http://montana-azul.com/product-catalog/   Any other project?. Yes we do them too. Let's plan ahead and let us add value to your organization in 2021 too. cannedpalms

Who we really are

April 15th, 2020  
The world crisis is reminding to us why do we exist as business, as family, as humans. .This is a developing situation. Covid19 has surprised the world. 80 years of investment in a Health System, seams to have the virus under control. At Montaña azul, we are adapting our talent and our daily routine. Our team has issued since week number 1, all the precautions to ensure our employees to understand the situation the best we can explain, through constant meetings and information boards, explaining the latest measures to be taken on this changing situation and passing each guideline provided by the Health Ministry of Costa Rica and World Health Organization. We are all humbled to see our people's coping with what it has become the most uncertain time we have lived in so far.  This became a Costarrican National crusade, succesful so far. Costa Rica Government has taken every step to keep the conditions controled. All health actions between citizens and the economy are daily communicated transparently. It is clear that this is a lifetime experience, lessons are coming and we are keeping our mind open so we can grow as company and as a team. We are on a business continuity plan allowing the normal supply to clients, ensuring the food to consumers inside and outside Costa Rica.  We shall pass and we will be stronger and wiser. Following our Disaster Process we have achieved the identification of the most vulnerable collaborators and the division on smaller groups for lunch, we established the variables to accept anybody who feels sick to stay home and communicate with helpline 1322 covid telephone line.  We follow the logic that anybody can have the virus even if we do not show any synthoms. As per 13 of May, 2020, the Republic of Costa Rica close to 800 cases,  60% recovered.  As we see the Worlds richest countries with a saturated Health Systems, our government has took steps to reduce some sectors, impacting the economy.  Exports remain opened and our food sector functions as a prilivedged sector, however the challenges are still active and we are solving them on the run. Costa Rica coronavirus casesSource : Ticotimes publication the 28 of April. The Health System CCSS ( Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social ), the American Chamber of Commerce, Enterprises Alliance for Development (AED) and Crusa moved 280 of their partners to bring technology so the ramdom tests start in all over Costa Rica, allowing the reinsertion of labour in every sectors.  The message has been "together we can move on". Who we are?. We are a family strong team who loves life. #stayhome #quédateEnCasa

Let’s connect at SIAL Paris 2018! Hall8 StandD020

October 19th, 2018  
[ Attending Sial Paris  ] Let's connect - Venez nous voir! Montaña Azul will be present at the #coffeebar of Costa Rica Pavilion 2018. Sial Paris is one of the best exhibitions for the world markets of innovation  in food.  Meetings and deals bring new business for the future: new opportunities. We will attend again to meet potential clients and  friends from around the world. While visitors review the food trends in France and the World, Costa Rica exhibits a the Hall 8, Stand D20. Organized by Procomer presents a Pavilion with a Coffee Bar, where Coffee Factory Beneficio El Diamante will be showcasing daloö coffee. Contact us! parisSial

Mi casa es su casa : Business Trade Mission Costa Rica

September 25th, 2018  
Vamos a mi casa! Montaña Azul in the BTM 2018, 25-27 September and you are welcome to visit us! Montaña Azul BTM The biggest Mission of the Region is opening its doors and Montaña Azul has already arranged the agenda with the visitors from all continents and the new catalog is going to be displayed: innovation in the canned cassava preserved only with salt and water. Trend with the canned heart of palm with reduced salt and health with the Organic pineapple in organic juice. 300+ companies from all the world come to Costa Rica and through 5000+ meetings represent a trade window to our companies.  Montaña Azul is already booked by companies from CentralAmerica, China, France, SouthAmerica, USA and the Caribbean.  Together the products will be evaluated and to new projects will be shared through our team. Frozen products will take particular interest to this edition of the show as Pahola Arias confirms: "Montaña Azul is bringing frozen products for the first time to the visitors at the BTM 2018: the new frozen heart of palm is our protagonist and the tropical frozen products include banana leaves, frozen cassava, frozen plantains and fruit mix. The most important is to hear those ideas from each client, so that we learn from them". BTM CR 2018 is an annual event organized by PROCOMER in Costa Rica, find Costa Rica at the Stand of CostaRica Food Group Consortium.  The government backs up the event with an article where  it welcomes also 12 new countries visiting this year. Our Commercial Directors will be in charge of the Meetings Agenda. WhatsApp Image 2018-09-26 at 10.22.16 PM

Frozen heart of palm flavor at home? Yes!.

June 25th, 2018  
Fresh heart of palm flavor at home? Yes. palmfrozenwhole Fresh cut and frozen whole heart of palm. Following the trend of pure tastes, less ingredients in the products and reflecting changing attitudes towards health, community and the environment; we present the "Frozen Hearts of Palm" " Palmito Congelado Premium". First quality palms now frozen. The bags of 1 lb - 5 lb full of whole heart of palms, have been requested by consumers from gourmet cuisine all across the world, catering services and food service distributors. Is not a surprise to have fresh heart of palm when visiting the tropical lands of Costa Rica, but it is fantastic to have the same fresh flavor of the palm coming from the freezer.  The instructions as with any frozen vegetable is to cook it for 10 min and then use it as desired. There it is, our innovation for the Fancy Food Show in NYC this 2018.  Recipes with the authentic original taste of the palms are now possible, thanks to Montaña Azul.

ETI SMETA : Ethical Standards Audit #respect #fair

January 10th, 2018  
SMETA Our value: Harmony on the work place Agroindustrial Montaña Azul  has been audited on Ethical Standards thanks to the company's serious commitment shown in the LQSNET audit result. The norm for Ethical of Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit Report (SMETA) Best Practice Guidance (Version 6.0, April 2017). As Pahola Arias, Director for this important audit comments " This Audit helps to promote the responsible supply chains, focused in Labour, Environment, Anti-Corruption among others. From Costa Rica we can show our transparency to our clients and most important our deep commitment with collaborators". Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) is one of the most widely used ethical audit formats in the world. SMETA was developed by the Sedex Associate Auditor Group (AAG), organizations involved on ethical trade auditing. The purpose of the AAG is to drive convergence in ethical trade/social auditing, based on and helping to shape best practice. Sedex ( This means The Supplier Ethical Data Exchange ) and it is a not-for-profit membership organisation for businesses committed to the continuous improvement of ethical performance within their supply chains. Sedex was founded in 2001 by a group of UK retailers to drive convergence in social audit standards and monitoring practices. The aims of Sedex are to ease the auditing burden on suppliers through the sharing of reports and to drive improvements in supply chain standards. Many words for a simple idea : to produce our products in a environment that ensures our collaborators to be fairly treated. There is always room to grow and Montaña Azul will keep improving!. More info http://www.sedexglobal.com  

Frozen Products : Cassava *Montaña Azul new product line*

May 12th, 2017  
Sweet Cassava, Yuca Dulce or Manioc, the gluten free root. Have you tried Costa Rican frozen cassava?. It's your time now!. cassava montaña azul

Package of Sweet Cassava from Montaña Azul, chopped and peeled. 

Cassava -or "yuca" in spanish-, is indispensable part of carbohydrate diet for millions of indigenous people and inhabitants living in many parts of South American, Africa and Asian continents.  Is an integral part of the daily diet for millions of people from the Caribbean region, becoming the main ingredient in typical dishes from Latin America and crossing over to the US markets. It is also consumed as snack or as fries, stew-fries, soups and savory dishes all over the tropic regions of the world. But, what is it? It's a root from  a perennial plant that grows best under tropical, moist, fertile, and well-drained soils of Costa Rica. We call it "sweet casssava" because is not bitter like other cassavas produced in different parts of the world.  The reason behind of the sweet cassava from Costa Rica, is its soils, its weather and its latitude. The founder of Montaña Azul Victor Arias Jiménez shares with us his thoughts about this important addition to the success story of more than 15 years exporting canned food and coffee: "we are very glad of launching our Frozen Line of products, since it is a new engine of economic growth for our beloved region of Horquetas de Sarapiquí in the Province of Heredia. This step provides new employment opportunities for the local community, new business for our national suppliers and new alternatives for our international clients.  It's a beautiful challenge." This is a step for Montaña Azul to bring its experience in high quality food, to the frozen sector. Starting with Cassava root and expanding to other tubers, tropical fruits. The packages of frozen cassava depend on the clients choice: size, weight and label. Let us know what's on your supermarket's frozen section. If there is no cassava, tell them this good news!.  

SIAL Paris 2016 – Montana Azul inspires business

October 10th, 2016  
Welcome to the highlight of the Costa Rica Pavilion at SIAL Paris at Hall 8, F24. sial 80 % of the worldwide population will live in cities by 2050 and we are ready to cater for every one of those cities. The Paris Nord Villepinte receives Montana Azul team at the Hall 8, Stand F24, as part of the Costa Rica Pavilion. Fruits & Vegetables growing methods evolve and adapt: frozen products, green coffee and tropical canned vegetables & fruits are part of the offer that the company is showcasing at the show this year. The Export Department of Montana Azul meets this year 2016 with more potential clients than ever thanks to the great organization and the Food Trends from the show will feed the Sales Team with information for the new product development of the year to come. The Palm ceviche success, Jalapeno Palmhearts entrance and the Mango in glass jars arrival to US, are among the new products to step on SIAL Paris presented by the company.  The Coffee DripBags arrival in Japan will partner with the Arabica Green Beans Microlots offered for the first time by the Coffee Division of the group in this show. Oh la la to all our clients and friends taking part on this edition and see you in Paris!

PLMA chooses our 3 produtcs for its Idea Supermarket !

May 16th, 2016  
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PLMA Amsterdam 2016 selects Montaña Azul products for its Idea Supermarket (r): First participation of the company at the Food Exhibition PLMA Amsterdam starts with a warm welcome. The organizers chose 3 Products to be displayed at the Hall of the Idea Supermarket, which displays the best and most innovative examples of what supermarkets, hypermarkets, and retailers of all types are doing with their own brand. PRIVATELABEL The Jury of the biggest show of Private Label has chosen 3 of Montaña Azul product for its "Idea Supermarket". As Chavy Dumpé, Manager of Sales and Marketing for the Show confirmed " After sending samples to participate in PLMA’s 2016 New Product Expo, the committee of PLMA 2016 has selected the products: - daloö coffee with aremoas & daloö drip bags, - "Ready to eat" Cassava cans and - the traditional recipe Costa Rica Ceviche de Palmito " The company products will be displayed in the New Product Expo – Idea Supermarket area, located in the RAI Elicium and can be seen by all visitors and exhibitors during trade show hours, from 23 to 26 of May in the RAI Exhibition Center Amsterdam. This is the first time that Montaña Azul joins the Private Label Show in Holland, together with other two Costa Rican companies and the Procomer as organizer. Previously in the european SIAL Food Show, the company was distinguished by the SELECTION SIAL by the Juries. Montaña Azul will be at the booth # 9111 in PLMA Amsterdam. Press notes: AmeliaRueda.com, LaRepublica.net

Salud! Welcome 2016 The year of the family company

December 22nd, 2015  
  Palmitotastes   Montaña Azul welcomes the 2016 with a stronger Family Company. Not only in 2015 we managed to expand our facilities with a new WareHouse and a New Plant but also the team became able to enter into new Retail segments such as PriceSmart and Megasuper local supermarkets with attractive offers to the consumers consolidating the Family of Montaña Azul under the slogan "time to share in family". In 2015 wew recipes were born : "PalmHeart Ceviche"  and "Jalapeño Palms" bringing a Latin kick for new product hunters.  Expected to hit the markets in 2016, our PalmHeart Ceviche and Palm Jalapeño are a vegetable variation of our local CostaRican dishes. Dedicated to those Distributors who want to provide new ideas, new products and new alternatives for a more demanding market.  We innovate for you!. Our tropical fruits got spread this year into Supermarket stores across Europe becoming the icon of a new era for fruit in jars, as we say in spanish "el secreto está en el cariño" (the secret is the love). We do care for the beautiful products we created this year: they look great, they taste better and make your life better. We make them with love and attention to details. Thanks to all who made this 2015 a Year were we improved.  Lets raise our coffees for more ideas coming fresh in 2016! Salud!