Inside Coffee & Cocoa International, September 2015...
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- Private label sector influenced by quality and single-serve
- Coffee prices in the doldrums but vulnerable to supply shock
- Conference will provide recommendations for cocoa farmers
- Vietnamese production and processing capacity continue to grow
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|BUEHLER ADDS TO CHOCOLATE EXPERTISE WITH LATEST ACQUISITION|
Bühler Group in Switzerland has acquired Hosokawa Bepex, a subsidiary of Hosokawa Alpine Aktiengesellschaft and part of Hosokawa Micron Group in Hirakata, Japan.
|CURRENCY CHANGES COULD KEEP COFFEE PRICES LOW|
Over the last year, the currencies of several exporting countries, most notably Brazil and Colombia, have depreciated significantly against the US dollar.
|HARD TO SEE GROWTH IN RUSSIAN MARKET SAYS REPORT|
A report produced by the ICO has concluded that although coffee has been increasing in popularity in Russia over the last two decades, the potential for further growth seems “limited.”
|ALL EYES ON EL NINO AND ITS POTENTIAL EFFECTS|
According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the current El Niño weather phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean is the strongest since 1997/98.
|HARRIET LAMB LEAVING FAITRADE INTERNATIONAL|
Harriet Lamb, the CEO of Fairtrade International, who has held senior positions in Fairtrade for 16 years, has announced she is leaving to take up the role of CEO at International Alert.
|VOLLERS BREMEN UPGRADES GREEN COFFEE SYSTEM|
Neuhaus Neotec recently supplied a suite of green coffee 'post-cleaning' equipment to Vollers in Bremen.
|FLAVOUR, QUALITY AND GENETICS FOCUS AT SAN SALVADOR MEETING|
The World Cocoa Foundation has kicked off a series of cocoa-related meetings to raise Latin American awareness about issues related to fine flavour cocoa, quality and plant genetics.
|RESEARCHERS CLAIM COCOA CAN HELP PREVENT ALZHEIMER'S|
Researchers say they believe that cocoa extracts containing polyphenols could help to reduce age-related cognitive dysfunction, reducing the effects of Alzheimer’s disease.
|LOANS HELP COCOA FARMERS LEASE TRUCKS|
Farmer co-operatives in Côte d’Ivoire are set to benefit from access to affordable, commercial finance as a result of an initiative supported by Cargill and IFC.
|COFFEE SECTOR IN NEPAL TO BENEFIT FROM EU ASSISTANCE|
The Nepalese government, the EU and the private sector have joined hands to enhance the trade potential of the Himalayan republic, with a focus on commodities – such as coffee.
|BATS PREFER COFFEE IN THE SHADE|
A study by researchers from the University of Leeds in the UK that found that wild bats are flourishing in shade-grown coffee farms in the Western Ghats of India.
|NESPRESSO INAUGURATES THIRD PRODUCTION CENTRE|
Nestlé Nespresso has inaugurated a new production facility. The facility, in Romont, is the third Nespresso site built in Switzerland since 2002, after Avenches and Orbe.
|BENEFITS OF CAFFEINE ON SPORTS PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTED|
The Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC) recently held a roundtable with a panel of experts to explore the role of caffeine in sports performance.
|CME GROUP AND SGS OPEN GRADING FACILITY|
CME Group and SGS, the inspection, verification, testing and certification company, have opened a cocoa grading facility in Amsterdam.
|SATAKE INTRODUCES COMPACT SORTER|
Satake, which is well-known in the coffee industry for its Evolution RGB sorter, has introduced a compact optical sorter, the PIKASEN FMS-2000, to the Latin America region.
|NESTLE PLEDGES TO USE ONLY SUSTAINABLE COCOA IN KITKAT|
Nestlé has pledged to use only sustainably sourced cocoa to manufacture its Kitkat product, and will do so from the first quarter of 2016.
|NEW COFFEE PROCESSING FACILITIES IN VIETNAM|
Several new coffee processing facilities have been – or are due to be – opened in Vietnam.
|DRINKING COFFEE MAY HELP REDUCE THE RISK OF FALLS|
Consuming more than one cup of coffee per day is associated with better gait – an important health indicator that relates to the risk of falling, morbidity and mortality.
|ETHIOPIA TO STREAMLINE REGULATION OF COFFEE SECTOR|
The government of Ethiopia plans to set up a single coffee regulatory body in a bid to streamline policy governing the sector.
|CHOCOLATE IS GOOD FOR THE HEART - IN MODERATION|
New research has added to evidence that consuming chocolate in modest quantities may be good for the heart. Scientists in the UK looked at data from nearly 21,000 people over 11 years.
|IVORIAN EXPORTERS EYE SHARE OF EXPORT CONTRACTS|
Côte d’Ivoire’s cocoa exporters are seeking a fixed share of export contracts for the next five years under a new umbrella organisation, Groupement des Négociants Ivoiriens.
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