Inside Coffee & Cocoa International, May 2015...
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- New standards help PNG meet buyers' requirements
- Scientists develop climate resilient strategy for Ethiopian coffee farmers
- Barometer finds chocolate "too cheap" to be sustainable
- Rainfall sees Brazilian crop concerns ease and prices nosedive
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|BCA ELECTS KRISTINE BREMINER ISGREN AS CHAIR|
The British Coffee Association has announced the election of Kristine Breminer Isgren of Complete Coffee Ltd as its new Chair and Ian Bryson of Finlay Beverages Ltd as Vice Chair.
|GENE FOUND FOR MELT POINT OF COCOA BUTTER|
The discovery by plant geneticists of a gene involved in determining the melting point of cocoa butter could lead to new and improved products and varieties, according to researchers.
|BEAN-TO-BAR START-UP ACQUIRES PROCESSING LINE|
A newly-founded company, Maison Duplanteur, has signed an agreement with BEAR Mühlen & Behälter for a 'bean to bar' processing line.
|PAPUA NEW GUINEA GRADING STANDARDS UPDATED|
Newly upgraded standards for coffee grown in Papua New Guinea will help the industry there grade coffee to meet buyers' exacting requirements and describe the cup profile.
|JA REEACH PRODUCES 'CLIMATE SMART' FARMERS|
Graduating farmers received field-based training on practical best-management techniques on their farms, to protect the land while maintaining its viability and productivity.
|SCIENTISTS SAY COFFEE IS PART OF A HEALTHY DIET|
Scientists charged with scouring the literature to study how Americans can eat healthily acknowledge that 3-5 cups of coffee a day have a place in a healthy diet.
|ICCO RECOMMENDS REVIEW OF COCOA RESOURCES|
The world's largest cocoa producing countries should marshal their resources with a view to avoiding over-supply in the future, says ICCO Executive Director.
|BARRY CALLEBAUT UNVEILS STRONG HALF-YEAR RESULTS|
Barry Callebaut Group has announced sales figures for the first six months of its fiscal year 2014/15 including sales volumes picking up by 2.0 per cent.
|FIRST TRADES TAKE PLACE WITH CME COCOA CONTRACT|
CME Group has announced the first trades of its new Physically Delivered Cocoa futures contract, which was launched recently on its European exchange, CME Europe.
|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.
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