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  • Kenco hopes coffee – not crime – will pay off in Honduras
  • Ritter Sport secures supply chain by buying cocoa farm
  • World Coffee Research uses new varieties to test climate compatibility
  • Ebola outbreak shuts down cocoa farming in Sierra Leone

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Click on the links below to view the latest news storiesLast updated Monday, November 17, 2014
THIRD-PARTY VERIFICATION FOR 'COFFEE MADE HAPPY'
Mondelez International, the world's second largest coffee company, is to use third-party verification to measure the effectiveness of its US$200 million 'Coffee Made Happy' programme.
BARRY CALLEBAUT TO EXPAND ITS PLANT IN LODZ
Barry Callebaut's chocolate plant in Lodz in Poland is to be expanded to include two additional production lines in a planned investment worth nearly EUR 22.8 million.
CGA IN COFFEE MAY HELP PREVENT OBESITY-RELATED DISEASE
Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered that a chemical compound found in coffee may help prevent some of the damaging effects of obesity.
AMERICAS CACAO BREEDERS WORKING GROUP FORMED
The World Cocoa Foundation, USDA/ARS and Costa Rica's Tropical Agricultural Research & Higher Education Centre have announced the creation of the Americas Cacao Breeders Working Group.
VOLUME AND PROFIT BOTH UP AT BARRY CALLEBAUT
The CEO of the Barry Callebaut Group claims another record year, supported by three growth drivers – emerging markets, gourmet and strategic partnerships.
SECOND CUP PLANS FOR GROWTH WITH SHARE OFFERING
Canadian specialty coffee retailer The Second Cup Ltd is planning a share offering by way of private placement, with the intention of raising up to C$5 million.
VOLCAFE BRINGS CHINESE ARABICA TO MARKET
Volcafe and Simao Arabicasm Coffee Company have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture to be called Yunnan Volcafe Ltd.
NCA EXPECTS FUTHER GROWTH IN SINGLE CUP MARKET
Don Holly's presentation to the NCA Coffee Summit claims that single cup has had the biggest impact on home coffee brewing since 'Mr Coffee' hit store shelves in the 1970s.
STUDY FINDS RANGE OF BENEFITS FOR UTZ COCOA FARMERS
New study claims cocoa farmers in the UTZ Certified programme have higher yields, larger incomes and better living conditions compared to similar farmers who are not certified.
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COCOA FLAVANOLS REVERSE MEMORY DECLINE
Cocoa flavanols reversed age-related memory decline in healthy older adults, according to a study led by Columbia University Medical Center scientists.
GEOTRACEABILITY COLLABORATES WITH CARANA
GeoTraceability says it is acting as a technical partner in a new CARANA Corporation-managed Global Development Alliance project in Uganda.
FIRE STRIKES GERMAN COCOA PLANT
Cocoa roasting at the Schokinag processing plant in Germany owned by Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has been "temporarily suspended" after a fire at the factory.
ICCO ISSUES STATEMENT ON EBOLA AND COCOA SECTOR
At this difficult time the ICCO is firmly supportive of all ongoing efforts in the prevention and eradication of this disease in the region.
WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES VARIETY MAKE?
Can a coffee variety bred for performance match a natural variety in aroma, fragrance, and taste? WCR and CRS are partnering to find out in a sensory trial conducted in Colombia.
CQI LAUNCHES GENDER INITIATIVE
The Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) in the US is spearheading a collaborative research initiative to better understand the effects of gender inequality on coffee production.
FORTIFIED COFFEE COULD IMPROVE HEALTH
Scientists at Rio de Janeiro University say they believe that coffee could be fortified with minerals and 'micronutrients' in order to improve health.
STUDY SAYS ACRYLAMIDE IN COFFEE NOT A HEALTH RISK
Researchers at the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany have concluded that acrylamide formed in coffee when it is roasted is not a risk to human health.
NO SLOWDOWN IN RATE OF DEFORESTATION DUE TO COFFEE
Global coffee production is growing by about 2 per cent annually, but it is not clear where this extra coffee is coming from.
CLIMATE CHANGE COULD AFFECT BOTH ARABICA AND ROBUSTA
Scientists at CIAT in Colombia say climate change will adversely affect production of Arabica and Robusta in coming years, to the detriment of current dominant producers.
CQI AND WORLD COFFEE RESEARCH JOIN FORCES
WCR and CQI have announced the formation of a coalition. The two organizations, whose missions are closely aligned, have agreed to work together towards a common goal of quality improvement and research.
CLIMATE CHANGE COULD HAVE BIG IMPACT ON BRAZIL
A paper presented at the 2014 ASIC conference in Colombia in September suggests that climate change could one day make much of Brazil unsuitable for coffee farming.
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