Cocoa

Cocoa

COCOA INGREDIENT COULD HAVE POTENTIAL HEALTH BENEFITS

A Virginia Tech scientist who conducted a long term research project has found that a specific antioxidant in cocoa can “dramatically” increase the body’s ability to fight many modern-day ailments such as obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. Andrew Neilson, an Assistant Professor of food science and technology at the College of Agriculture and …

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Single Cup

NCA EXPECTS FUTHER GROWTH IN SINGLE CUP MARKET

Speaking at the recent NCA Coffee Summit, presenter Don Holly, an independent analyst, spelt out how single cup brewing is revolutionizing the coffee market. Expanding on data from the NCA’s recently released report, Single-Cup Format 2014 – The Changing Coffee Market: Single Cup & Preparation Methods, his presentation affirmed the fact the single cup has …

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Capsules

CAPSULES DRIVING GERMAN CONSUMPTION

Capsules rather than pods are driving the development of consumption in Germany. Speaking to C&CI in early December, Holger Preibisch, Managing Director of the Kaffeeverband (German Coffee Association), said consumption in Germany was “broadly flat” but the single portion market was continuing to grow. “Demand for capsules continues to grow, whereas in the past demand …

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Brazilian Coffee Consumption

BRAZILIAN COFFEE CONSUMPTION GROWING STEADILY

Brazilian coffee consumption continues to grow, and is now doing so at a rate of 3 per cent per year, according to the Brazilian Coffee Roasters Association (ABIC). According to Coffidential, the latest data released by the association shows that the major factors behind this expansion are out-of-home consumption, new and innovative coffee products and higher quality …

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Cocoa

CONSUMING COCOA MAY ENHANCE COGNITIVE HEALTH

Consuming drinks that are rich in cocoa every day could help brain health in older adults, a new study claims. The study, published in Hypertension, included 90 elderly people who already had mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which can include difficulty with memory, language, thinking, or judgment. Hypertension reported that for eight weeks, they drank a cocoa drink that …

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Chocolate

CHOCOLATE MARKET HOLDING UP IN AUSTRALIA

The Australian chocolate and confectionery manufacturing industry has remained resilient despite recession, falling disposable incomes, volatile commodity prices and increasing competition. The advent of the health-conscious consumer has required producers to be innovative with their product lines and adapt them to changing consumer trends, says research firm IBISWorld, which recently updated its report on chocolate …

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Chocovision

BARRY CALLEBAUT ORGANISES FIRST “CHOCOVISION”

Barry Callebaut has announced that it will be holding the first example of a new bi-annual conference for stakeholders in the cocoa/chocolate supply chain in June. The event, ‘Chocovision,’ will take place 5-7 June in Davos, Switzerland. As the company notes, demand for chocolate has increased steadily over the years. More and more consumers, especially …

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Sustainable Coffee

ROASTERS TO INCREASE SALES OF SUSTAINABLE COFFEE

Working closely with the Dutch Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), several large, international coffee roasters – Nestlé, Kraft, Tchibo, and Sara Lee (which together account for 30 per cent of world sales) – have started an ambitious programme to drive the development of sustainable coffee sales from their current level of around 8 per cent, to …

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