MILAN – Costa Rican coffee exported to Europe will have a green label. According to The Costa Rica News, it is a label similar to the nutritional labels that come in edible products. It will detail the water footprint (amount of water that was required to produce it), the carbon footprint (amount of equivalent CO2 emissions); as well as the toxic footprint (equivalent amount of agrochemicals used).
“The label is like a traffic light – it can be green, yellow, or red. For example, if the water footprint is good, it will have a green checked. Otherwise, it could be yellow or, in the worst case, red.
The same will happen with the carbon footprint and the toxic footprint”, explained the coordinator of the sustainable production department of the Costa Rican Coffee Institute (Icafé), Víctor Vargas.