Louis Dreyfus Company and Luckin Coffee have laid the foundation stone for a coffee roasting plant in Xiamen, China.
The firms said the new centre, that will have an initial yearly production capacity of 30,000 tons, “will be equipped with environmentally-friendly technology for coffee roasting, including the roaster’s exhaust air cleaning and smoke elimination.”
The plant is expected to start operation by mid-2021. Another phase of building is expected to push its growth to 40,000 tons annually.
The coffee roasting joint venture endeavour is part of a tactical collaboration between both businesses, which also contains a joint venture to develop a juice enterprise.