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COCOA NEWSCAST – 01 SEP, 2021

COCOA NEWSCAST – 01 SEP, 2021

The Cocoa Newscast is out in full stereo beauty. Give your ears a treat and listen below, or go to the Podcasts/Cocoa News Cast page.

CARGILL CONSUMES SINGAPORE BASED, AALST CHOCOLATE

CARGILL CONSUMES SINGAPORE BASED, AALST CHOCOLATE

Cargill announced they will acquire Asian chocolate maker, Aalst Chocolate, based in Singapore. Asia is a market that is growing in importance, so it makes sense for Cargill to increase their foothold in the market.…

LINDT & SPRÜNGLI SOLAR INVESTMENT IN GHANA

LINDT & SPRÜNGLI SOLAR INVESTMENT IN GHANA

Swiss company Lindt & Sprüngli has invested in solar lighting for 69,000 cocoa farmers’ in Ghana. The chocolate company made the decision to support cocoa farmers across 50 states in the country with the lighting…

DIARY IN THE LIFE OF A COCOA FARMER IN SIERRA LEONE

DIARY IN THE LIFE OF A COCOA FARMER IN SIERRA LEONE

My name is Michael Kanneh, and I am 29 years old. I live in Jojoima town, in the Malema chiefdom in Sierra Leone. This town is on the foot of the Gola rainforest, connecting both…

COFFEE NEWSCAST 30-8-2021

COFFEE NEWSCAST 30-8-2021

Last weeks’ round-up of the news is out in pure harmonious audio. Get it from the Podcast page / Coffee News Cast or play below. You can also subscribe to it on iTunes and Spotify.

BEAN TALK – THE ECM PURISTIKA – THE BEST CHOICE FOR ESPRESSO LOVERS?

BEAN TALK – THE ECM PURISTIKA – THE BEST CHOICE FOR ESPRESSO LOVERS?

In 2019 ECM showed off a new machine at a trade show. The Puristika is a small footprint single boiler machine with no steam wand. But, it has some features that make it an appealing…

PAPA NEW GUINEA LAUNCHES NEW GRADING STANDARDS

PAPA NEW GUINEA LAUNCHES NEW GRADING STANDARDS

Papa New Guinea’s national coffee regulatory authority has implemented new and simplified coffee grading standards. With this new scheme, a key obstacle that was keeping smallholder farmers from achieving the highest grade has been removed.…

BLUE BOTTLE’S JAPANESE VENDING MACHINE EXPERIMENT

BLUE BOTTLE’S JAPANESE VENDING MACHINE EXPERIMENT

Canned coffee is the norm in Japan, thanks to the abundance of vending machines nationwide. Coffee drinkers could easily get their caffeine fix for as cheap as ¥100 within a minute’s walk down any Japanese…

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