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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

Bio Fach Nuremberg organic show February 13-16 and GulFood Dubai February 17-21

February 11th, 2019  
bannerbioFAchGulfood Jump in into our international agendas for February, Wilkomen and Salam aelaeikom! Agroindustrial Montaña Azul is attending the organic trade at the BioFach Show 2019 and the Worldwide GulFood 2019. At the BioFach Nuremberg show in Germany, we will be visiting our potencial clients within the Bio community of the world. 50 000 visitors in a 4 day show, where the word "organic" is more than a label or certification: organic stands for quality and conviction within our organizations– for the responsible use of nature’s resources. Our team has this values and BIOFACH in the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg is the meeting point.  In spite of no other costarican organization joining the show this year, we will be present and available to share our ideas and learn about your new projects. Right after Germany, our Director is heading to the GulFood Dubai from 17 to 21, where Costa Rica will be having a stand S141 at the Sector World Food - Trade Center Arena (in front of Sheikh Saeed Halls). Send a meeting request at info@montana-azul.com. GulFood is a worldwide event and a key vehicle to boost exports. The show is a gateway into new markets. Are you comming too? Let's have a coffee, either Organic Fair Trade coffee or Arab coffee with cardamom! info@montana-azul.com . Danke! & Sukra!

Seamos Luz

December 11th, 2018  
Happy holidays!  What else to say to you than THANK YOU! Thank you for your preference in this 2018. When you choose our company Montaña Azul you create employment opportunities for our green community in Horquetas de Sarapiquí, your orders create a supply chain that includes our providers of goods and services and you help our organization to become a dynamic engine of economical development in the region. Thank you! This year our Organic Pineapple created a healthier offer in the shelfs of the supermarkets: no sugar, no GMO, simple ingredients, pure good food. Our Frozen cassava and frozen banana leaf entered to food services in packages of 1 and 5 kg making possible for nostalgic consumers and gluten-free clients who want ethnic products all year round. Multiple alternatives to the heart of palm where created, from our favorites : No salt/low sodium palm following the "pure foods" trend, happy faces palms following the "childrens choice salad" trend and Smoked palms following the "senses taste" trend.  Our clients eyes are into the Frozen Palms Pack for 2019 because it  allows consumers worldwide to have real taste of palm in their recipes. We got audited and recertified FSSC22000, STARK and KIWAORGANIC, our Quality Team manages a solid system of quality assurance and responds better than ever to the daily challenges.  Production became faster with new machinery for pineapple and automatic labelling, capacity of storage was expanded and also the chiller rooms got improved so they can achieve lower temperatures while producing. Happily, we saw you in 2018 trade shows like FruitLogistica in Germany, FancyFood Show in NYC, Sial Paris in France, BTM at home in Costa Rica and many of you put us in your busy agendas, coming to visit personally our home and shared a cup of coffee in our family table. Its a honor to hear your stories, to learn from you. Thank you. Every time we saw in the shelfs the product we manufactured for you, you made us feel proud. Let's bring light to this 2019 with the best food, new frozen products, more heart of palm from our private harvest and organic canned pineapple from Costa Rica. Let's shine ! Seamos luz !  seamosluz  

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.

FSSC22000 Certified – Frozen Banana Leaf

April 25th, 2018  
[ Exotic frozen Export] Nostalgic food becomes frozen at Agroindustrial Montaña Azul to your freezer. Frozen cassava and frozen pineapple have opened the way for a new tropical product: frozen leaves.  Packed in boxes of 16 lb or any other weight. frozenbanana Frozen Ingredients from Costa Rica to your table, fresh banana leaves packed to your desired weight. Your clients choose frozen banana leaves from Montaña Azul.

Organic Certification to Montaña Azul

February 25th, 2018  
Agroindustrial Montana Azul Montana Azul organic [Certifications] Organic Certification to Montaña Azul  Organic pineapple in organic juice leaves a sweet pure MD2 Golden flavour. Costarican nature brings pure flavours that we translate into our canned and frozen products. Montana Azul Organic products step into the organic food world stage through the sliced pineapple in glass jars and metal cans, for every format: Retail, Horeca and as per yoir specs. Other products can be offered also because the facilities have been certified to produce all kind of organic sourced fruits and vegetables. Our Director for Organic certifications Pahola Arias comments " Producing organic has been a request from consumers all over the world. They demand : simple foods, simple ingredients, pure flavours" KIWA is an organic certification that helps Montana Azul to enter into a new level of healthy foods. The certification is renewed every year.

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