Inside Coffee & Cocoa International, November 2014...
- 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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|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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