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Palm Spaguetti : rethinking food

September 17th, 2021  

A product that hit the shelves already for some time, promises to cater the palm low carb content as an alternative for the keto dieters, vegan and vegeterians.

This gluten free palmtree presentation and its use as pasta/noodles replacement has shocked the most innovative households globally. It simply works without the calories intake from the traditional!

Montaña Azul presents its version, loyal to the spirit of natural products and sourcing the palms directly from its own harvested farms. Victor Arias founder fo Montaña Azul adds "We have had picadillo of palmito presentation from childhood years - a Costa Rican chopped version of palm recipe - and having installed the noodle machinery at our facilities this year, reminded us that could rewrite the story of this product, arriving to more and more people with its benefits, now as an spaguetti with any sauce the client wants. We are very happy for that"

Bon apetit everybody ! this is an italian inspired product so... Buon appetito a tutti!

Pineapple from Montaña Azul starts distribution in The Netherlands

February 22nd, 2021  

The Netherlans tulips today welcome the Costa Rica ananas from Montaña Azul. A long way from the canals of the tropic flatlands to the Amsterdam canals.

This beautiful fruit, will fullfil the shelves with its bright colours, canned and glass jars. Today MD2 Golden Sweet products started distribution from a local retailer.

Within Europe, Montaña Azul also exports canned pineapple to France where big pineapple projects have been executed succesfully in the past. Other pineapple markets for the Montaña Azul pineapple have been the United States supermarket chains, Jamaica, Mexico, Puerto Rico and other LatinAmerican supermarket, where we distribute also in convenience stores and supermarkets.

#pineapple #ananas #costarica #export #goldensweet #md2 #MD2Pineapple #thenetherlands #montanaazul

Frozen banana leaves (pre-seared)

January 10th, 2021  

A Christmas classic for the latinamerican countries

Tamales are a unique Pre-Columbian dish that is believed to have originated in Mesoamerica, the land between North and South America. Mexican tamales are perhaps the best-known version, however, almost all of the Central and South American cultures have adopted the dish into their own style of cooking.

The banana leaf is the leaf of the banana plant ( we call plátano plant in Costa Rica, a variety of plaintain), which may produce up to 40 leaves in a growing cycle. The leaves have a wide range of applications because they are large, flexible, waterproof and decorative.

They are used for cooking, wrapping and food-serving in a wide range of cuisines in tropical and subtropical areas. They are used for decorative and symbolic purposes in numerous Hindu and Buddhist ceremonies. In traditional homebuilding in tropical areas, roofs and fences are made with dry banana-leaf thatch. Banana and palm leaves were historically the primary writing surfaces in many nations of South and Southeast Asia.

From our plant in Costa Rica, each December there is high demand from all the importers of the world. Our commitment with our providers locatd in the flat lands of the Atlantic coast, makes possible the development of the area around this sustainable activity, Montaña Azul is always focusing on the local sourcing.

This is a little video of our #costarica pre-seared #frozen #banana #leaf

 #frozen #banana #leaf #costarica

Opening the door to 2021 from our website

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 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:   Any other project?. Yes we do them too. Let's plan ahead and let us add value to your organization in 2021 too. cannedpalms

USA – New Jersey retailers welcome Montaña Azul brand

September 4th, 2020  
Montana Azul in New Jersey

Montana Azul in New Jersey

In what has become a challenging time for humanity, one light shines bright : the Montaña Azul brand debutes in US retailer shelves.  Seabra's, TwinCity, SuperFresh and ExtraSupermarkets have a new delicious from Costa Rica: ready to eat cassava. Pahola Arias, project manager for this project has declared that the effort "is a big achivement from both our company and our distributor in the New Jersey State who knows very well the brand since they are latinamericans too and use the product in their daily lives". New Jersey - also refered as the 8th province of Costa Rica - is known to host the biggest population of ticos outside of their country. Counties as Orange, Bound Brook and Trenton are among many of counties who look for costarican and latinamerican specialties, such as this cassava. ¡Compartamos en familia! ¡Let's share with our families!

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

Montaña Azul at national TV

January 27th, 2020  
Program with Montaña Azul Brand at National television in Costa Rica Morning Show Giros TV clic here to see  WhatsApp Image 2020-01-22 at 4.39.50 PM The morning magazine program at Canal 6 Repretel showed our Director explaining the palm tree growth and culture, harvest of the stems and benefits of the palm heart products. GirosTV is a content dedicated to inform a public from 20 to 40 years old and also home leaders. " We are glad to come here and remind to the public to choose local products because there is a chain of producers, family and suppliers from the agriculture sector behind of this company that make this products possible" The Montaña Azul brand is distributed in all major supermarkets of Costa Rica and already well positioned as a high quality product line along with the other canned goods manuactured by the family company.

Join the Future with us ! Montaña Azul in #Anuga2019

September 29th, 2019  
[ JOIN THE FUTURE OF THE FOOD AT ANUGA 2019, 100 years of ANUGA]  Anuga is the biggest food show in the World.  This year 164 000 visitors from the Industry are expected to create the future of the food industry in 10 categories.  Montana Azul celebrates in Germany the 100th Edition of the Show Anuga 2019 Montana Azul100años 10 exhibitions under one roof at the premises of KoelnMesse in Cologne, Germany.  207 countries participants. 7400 exhibitors from 104 countries and 164000 visitors during the 5 days of the show. Montana Azul participates with the following categories : Coffee: promoting the offer of El Diamante Specialty coffee factory and presenting the new Don Victor packaging from the Mountains of West Valley, Central Valley and Brunca regions. Roasted beans, Ground coffee and Green coffee is available also for specialty lots. Specialty life! Organic : the pineapple MD2 Golden became the new trend in the markets worlwide and Montana Azul is manufacturing the Organic certified glass jars and tin cans of pineapple in organic 100% juice. This product opened the door for other organic certified projects and frozen organic as well. Join the trend! Frozen : Frozen Palm did the debut in 2019 with Northamerica receiving the first ever frozen palm order, Cassava chips and Cassava chunks are exported from our frozen line in weekly basis for retail and Food Service, together with combined other products such as frozen pineapple for industry and frozen banana leaves for ethnic use. Canned: the offer of black beans and red beans become interesting for daily use since cooking beans have a resource consuming process and the ready to eat options become more popular when they save time and energy. Other tropical canned products such as palms in glass jars have conquered massive retail chains through

Montana Azul to the Summer Fancy Food Show

May 27th, 2019  
  Montaña Azul brings the frozen cassava to NYC for the 2019 Show – Sunday, June 23 through Tuesday, June 25. BIO TREND ! We will be showing our newest ideas in bio products, since our re-certified ORGANIC facilities allow us to listen to clients projects and ideas. Bring your new opportunities and let's work them together. GLUTEN FREE ! Cassava, tapioca, manioc, yuca, tapioca! A tropical root appears to be the twist to potatoes and starch the world was looking for! Cassava is gluten free.  Cassava is versatil.  Cassava is easy to use.  We export it CANNED AND FROZEN.  Try it out at our Stand 4839 Hall C, Level 1 . Pavilion of Costa Rica SPECIALTY DREAM ! Nothing beats the opportunity to design your own Specialty Coffee Lot.  Bring to us your consumer needs. Sundried coffee, red honey coffee or roasted coffee. We own the farms and the process, we can do it. Montaña  Azul offers the CANNED and FROZEN posibilities of a World class certified facilities and a Top level service, with the simpleness of a Family Company. We try harder for all your projects. Why in this show? As Pamela Arias, Director of the company and member of the family confirms "The Summer Fancy Food Show is the largest specialty food industry event in North America and the premier showcase for industry innovation. We are pleased to announce our news in this espace and listen the news of our clients, it's a space of creation at the center of the Biggest city in the US". Let's see together the future of food!  

Our Director’s talks in APEX Mujer : Women in export

March 13th, 2019  
Montaña Azul is participates in Chamber of Exporters talks : APEX talks, women's edition.  Gender has a basic role in our global work escenario and Costa Rica has done steps to reduce the gender gap. Pahola Arias is a Director of Montaña Azul who has a legal backgroung as Lawyer majored in Environment studies; also Finances and Project Management certifications.  Through the years in export, Mrs Arias has leaded Product Innovation products, Brand management projects, Major Account Exports, Certification leaded both for organic and food safety systems; among many others. We are thrilled to share our experience, through the words of Pahola's views. 53327591_2052431491472691_7738442447801286656_n