CARGILL TO INVEST MILLIONS IN WEST AFRICA COCOA PROCESSING

Cargill

Cargill is investing more than $113 million to expand two West African cocoa processing sites. The company announced a $100 million investment aimed at doubling its production capacity in Yopougon, Ivory Coast. An additional $13 million investment in Tema, Ghana, will increase production capacity by 20%. “We aim to shift a greater share of our […]

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NESTLÉ LAUNCHES KITKAT MADE FROM COCOA FRUIT CHOCOLATE

Nestlé

Nestlé has launched the first product utilising its newly developed method of producing chocolate made entirely from the cocoa fruit. Launched exclusively in Japan, the KitKat Chocolatory Cacao Fruit Chocolate is coated with a 70% dark chocolate that uses the beans and pulp from the cocoa fruit as the only ingredients. The bar comes individually […]

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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2020 SPECIALTY COFFEE EXPO

Specialty Coffee Expo

Visitor registration is now open for the 2020 Specialty Coffee Expo taking place April 23- 26 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, USA. Now in its 32nd year, the Specialty Coffee Expo is the largest gathering of specialty coffee professionals in North America, attracting over 14,000 visitors and featuring dozens of lectures, workshops, […]

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SCA UPDATES ILLUSTRATIVE OUTLOOK ON COFFEE VALUE CHAIN

Specialty Coffee Association

The Specialty Coffee Association has released an update to its table ‘Economics of the Coffee Supply Chain: An Illustrative Outlook,’ a graphic that paints a broad representation of the specialty coffee value stream.  The data came from many sources which were then aggregated to illustrate a typical supply chain. The exact amounts will vary based […]

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VANCOUVER BEAN-TO-BAR CHOCOLATE MAKER WINS MULTIPLE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

East Van Roasters

East Van Roasters took home one silver and one bronze at the distinguished 2019 International Chocolate Awards World Final, which took place on Nov. 18, 2019, in Antigua, Guatemala. This respected bean-to-bar social enterprise is owned and operated by the PHS Community Services Society and received two awards in the flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or […]

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