Oficina del Café (Costa Rica) (1933 - present) is a non-state public entity and governing body of coffee growers in Costa Rica. It was founded in 1933 as the Instituto de Defensa del Café, then changed its name in 1948 to the Oficina del Café, and then again in 1985 to the Instituto del Café de Costa Rica. The body oversees aspects of the production and sale of coffee beans in Costa Rica, including promoting exports, and it maintains offices in other countries (the office is financed by a small tax on coffee exports). It also includes the National Coffee Congress, a representative body of producers, roasters, and exporters.