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!
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.
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.
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 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 Azul 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
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”.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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! email@example.com . Danke! & Sukra!
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.
[ 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.
Vamos a mi casa! Montaña Azul in the BTM 2018, 25-27 September and you are welcome to visit us!
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”.