Inside Coffee & Cocoa International, March 2015...
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- Shade coffee can help farmers – and wildlife – in Ethiopia
- "Frank discussions" needed to address poverty and labour issues
- CME Group and ICE Futures Europe unveil new cocoa contracts
- Keurig Green Mountain plans next stage of single-serve revolution
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|NEUHAUS NEOTEC GREEN COFFEE SOLUTION FOR NESTLE|
Neuhaus Neotec recently designed and implemented the entire green coffee handling solution for the production of Nescafe Dolce Gusto capsules in Schwerin, Germany.
|TEN PEAKS SEES GROWTH IN PROCESSING AND REVENUES|
Ten Peaks Coffee Company says it maintained "robust sales momentum" during the three months ended 31 December 2014 and that as a result 2014 was a record year for the company.
|COFFEE PEST DETECTED ON OAHU|
The Hawaii Department of Agriculture has confirmed the presence of coffee berry borer on coffee farms owned by Dole Foods in Waialua, Oahu.
|RAINFALL IN BRAZIL ALLEVIATES CROP CONCERNS|
Concerns about the effect that the recent drought might have on Brazil's forthcoming coffee crop have been alleviated by rainfall in February 2015, causing prices to plunge.
|EFSA RULING MIGHT SPUR DECAF CONSUMPTION|
Despite little change in consumption of decaffeinated coffee in Europe and the US, proposed legislation in Europe could help drive demand in future.
|MORE THAN THREE QUARTERS OF AMERICANS DRINK COFFEE|
The NCA's 2015 National Coffee Drinking Trends study has found that more than three-quarters of Americans drink coffee.
|COUNTING THE COST OF CHINA'S COFFEE STRATEGY|
China could soon become a leading producer of Arabica coffee, but concerns have been raised about the environmental consequences of Chinese coffee development.
|NEW YEAST MAKES CHOCOLATE MORE DELICIOUS|
Researchers claim to have developed a yeast that unlocks the flavour and aroma precursors in cocoa beans and enriches flavour development in chocolate made with the cocoa.
|SIERRA LEONE COCOA FIRM GETTING BACK ON ITS FEET|
Agriterra says its cocoa division remains an important component of the group, despite operations in Sierra Leone having been affected by the Ebola outbreak in the country.
|COFFEE COULD REDUCE RISK OF HEART ATTACK|
A study conducted in South Korea suggests that people consuming 3-5 cups of coffee a day have a reduced risk of clogged arteries and heart attack.
|COMMISSION INVESTIGATES CARGILL/ADM MERGER|
The European Commission is to assess whether the proposed acquisition of the industrial chocolate business of Archer Daniels Midland by Cargill is in line with EU merger regulations.
|CHOCOLATE "TOO CHEAP TO BE SUSTAINABLE"|
Current initiatives and programmes are not sufficient to tackle the challenges that cocoa farming is facing, says the 2015 Cocoa Barometer.
|CHANGES IN HUMIDITY CAN ADVERSELY AFFECT COFFEE TREES|
Research suggests that changes in humidity levels that might be associated with climate change could have a significant effect on coffee trees.
|COULD YOU RUN YOUR CAR ON COFFEE?|
Research from the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies in the UK shows that waste coffee could be used to make biodiesel.
|SUSTAINABLE HARVEST TO ASSESS EFFECT OF PACKAGING|
Sustainable Harvest has launched a project which it hopes will provide insight into the effect of different types of packaging on green coffee.
|COFFEE CONTAINS PROTEIN SIMILAR TO MORPHINE|
Coffee contains a protein that has an effect similar to morphine, scientists at the University of Brasilia and Brazilian agriculture research company Embrapa have discovered.
|SMART CARD CONCEPT WORKING WELL IN COLOMBIA|
FNC's Smart Coffee ID Card "has become a vital tool for financial inclusion and change in Colombia's rural sector," according to the Better Than Cash Alliance.
|MASSIMO ZANETTI TO OPEN COFFEE OUTLETS IN CHINA|
Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group has signed an agreement with TNPI, an Asian group specialising in the retail and coffee chain markets, to develop a network of franchised coffee shops.
|MONDELEZ AND FLOCERT COLLABORATE ON VERIFICATION|
Mondelez International and FLOCERT have unveiled a partnership to verify cocoa volumes and commercial transactions for the company's USD 400 million 'Cocoa Life' programme.
|BEAR TO DELIVER COCOA PROCESSING PLANT TO CAMEROON|
German company BEAR Mills & Tanks GmbH has signed a deal with a local Cameroonian investor to build a cocoa processing plant near Yaounde.
|CRIMSON CUP EXPANDS TO NEW ROASTING AND DIST. CENTRE|
Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea, an Ohio-based coffee roaster, has opened a new 20,000 sq ft roasting and distribution centre in Columbus, Ohio.
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