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Green energy arrives to Montaña Azul

October 1st, 2023  

The photovoltaic park is the result of the green strategy implemented and the resources allocation for different environmental actions taking place at the Sarapiquí facilities.

Along with the water resource management and the organic waste management strategies at the food processing facilities, now Montaña Azul is glad to incorporate the operation of a photovoltaic energy production park, installed recently in 2023

In 2022 the idea of a photovoltaic energy park was proposed based on the constant efforts from the Management. The objective is finding ways to become more competitive through the use of green electric energy consomption. Using the sunhine energy when the clouds allow it will allow the family company to become more efficient and at the same time provides a risk coverage in case there is electric interrupctions during daily production shifts.

The network of more than 200 panels in the roof will create an amount of energy that can cover the needs of most production processes.

Nature wisdom:

Montaña Azul has “harmony with nature” as one of its core values, and as Victor Arias, Director of the Project confirms : ” we know that the power of the sunlight must be part of the all companies in Costa Rica, the sunlight energy must be included in every production process as it does in the agriculture production too. We are one with nature and the sunlight we have in Costa Rica makes possible that we can grow any tropical crop. Now it makes possible, as well, a more independant and cleaner production.”

Montaña Azul will also continue using the local energy provider as well and for the next years to come will try to include them also in these kind of projects.

Celebrating the premium Selection brand : a succesful story from Montaña Azul and Automercado Costa Rica

July 31st, 2023  

On a beautiful videoclip the Premium Supermarket chain Automercado Costa Rica, recognizes the relationship with Montaña Azul through the years, describing it as one of the first collaborations established to their beloved brand “Seleccion Auto”.

Along with the amazing views of the Montaña Azul facilities and environment, the green of the plantations and blue of the mountains of Braulio Carrio National Park ( from where the company takes the Montaña Azul blue mountain name), the Director Pahola Arias describes some details about the evolution of the story between both companies and inside information about the collaboration within the Costa Rica retail market.

The Director explained about the environmentally friendly farming, where the regeneration of each Bactris Gasipaes tree allows the constant harvesting of the palm trees. Montaña Azul is an economical engine for the district of Horquetas de Sarapiquí, where over 100 families are involved in the production of frozen and canned foods.

The Supermarket Automercado celebrates with this video the relationship with Montaña Azul and we understand this video as a little tribute to the work of nature itself, the team of commited collaborators, hardworking providers, who have constantly through the years achieved to create this Premium Brand “Selección Auto”.

Bravo to both companies!

Video source: Automercado Supermarket, published July 2023.

Montaña Azul in USA Show: Spaghetti Noodles at the NAT WEST California 2023

March 6th, 2023  

We never forget our first time! 😉

We prepare the first time at the show Natural Products Expo West in California. Our Booth is going to be at the Costa Rica Pavillion. Montaña Azul team is excited because this show gathers consumers, premium on ensuring their health and wellbeing while others increasingly looking toward social responsibility and sustainability. They are all our values so we are a natural match for these crowd.

This is an experience we looked forward participating; it allows us to network, see new products, and explore new ideas. Our COO Pamela Arias will be atending the show to meet with our friends, as commented by Mrs Arias ” This show is a great stage for our organic pineapple and spaghetti noodles, since they are trends. Also we brought cassava gluten-free burgers, banana leaves frozen and our canned cassava for the ethnic distributors”

Virtual Booth 2023 and 1615 Booth at the North Hall:

Our agenda is available online because of the existance of a Virtual Booth, featuring everything our company Montaña Azul have lined-up for your in-person and digital experience! Download the Expo West Mobile App! and find us there, see our products and new ideas.

If you come to the show, we look forward to seeing you in person and if not, then see you online! Between 60,000 and 65,000. Based on current percentages, the total buyer audience will make up an estimated 60% of that total.

About the expo : Natural Products Expo West is the leading trade show in the natural, organic, and healthy products industry. Starting from 8 of March with the Fresh Ideas Organic Marketplace, and then the ACC North Halls.

Chilerita de palmito – palm pickles innovation for the holidays

November 4th, 2022  

This is a traditional latinamerican product that combines the pickles and hot sauce with the palm hearts and spicy recipe.

La chilerita is on every table of Costa Rica and we want to share the beauty of spicing up your meal and adding also palms as a salad side dish.

The idea was first conceived by Innovation Development Manager Pahola Arias, as she says ” the inspiration of the product is based on the everyday life meals from LatinAmerica, from breakfast to dinner, we all know the chilera and Montaña Azul proposes today a version of this iconic flavor”

Is true that palmito or heart of palm, is consumed on its purest form: cilindrical white steams; however the proposal to have this salad bar chunks into the spicy sauce is more than welcome by the population.

La Chilera by Montaña Azul has hit the shelves of Walmart major retail sales points this Christmas, as a little interesting gift for the families to share on the holidays and more over to re-discover a traditional product on a new presentation of 250 g drained weight and 410 g net weight.

Montaña Azul is food safety FSSC22000 re-certified, FDA approved, Kosher certified, Organic certified, Social certified and Ethical Trading certified; awards that make this family company a high profile manufacturer in Latin America.

Plant based – Montaña Azul – 1 kg keto – Palm Spaghetti

March 11th, 2022  

Get ready to prepare plant based spaghetti made with 100% palm hearts.

What is it?

Noodles from 100% heart of palm and produced in our own farms at the Atlantic side of Costa Rica.

Who finds this product interesting?

Costa Rica – Montaña Azul – March 2022

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.

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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!

Join the Future with us ! Montaña Azul in #Anuga2019

September 29th, 2019  


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!