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We love bringing new concepts and fresh ideas to life. Explore our portfolio where we can offer ingredients that are good for consumers and good for farmers. From ready-to-mix beverages to dairy alternative drinks, we bring expertise across cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts and spices. 

Coffee

Wake up and smell the coffee. Thanks to our relationships with coffee farmers around the world, we can cater to a wide range of needs. Whether you're looking for large responsibly sourced volumes to niche coffee for the specialty market, we can help. 

Ready-to-drink

Ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages are an important part of busy consumers’ daily routines around the world. Our ingredients can bring diverse flavor notes and creaminess while addressing common challenges like texture. Choose from our huge array of nut, dairy, cocoa and soluble coffee ingredients designed to suit regional tastes. 

Ready-to-mix

Achieving the right flavor, ingredient stability and shelf life for ready-to-mix (RTM) beverages is no easy task. Tap into ofi’s expertise and we can help you cater to the precise needs of your market. How about blending soluble coffee or cocoa with nut powder and a vegan creamer for a tasty, foamy 3-in-1 powder mix? 

Hot beverages

Smooth, flavorsome, satisfying. For a hot drink that does it all, look to our wide selection of ingredients, including soluble coffee, cocoa and spices. We offer consistent quality at scale for creating the best hot coffees, chocolates, lattes and spiced teas. 

Cold beverages

Easy on the eye, refreshing on the tongue. Our innovation experts can help you create cold beverages with the perfect color and flavor. Savory nut beverages or iced tea produced from coffee cascara – you name it, we can make it. 

Dairy alternative drinks

Plant-based beverages can be so much more than a dairy substitute – the buzz around innovation is reaching new highs. For example, our barista-grade nut beverages offer a well-rounded taste profile and are specially formulated for stability at high temperatures. For indulgence, look no further than our plant-based chocolate drinks.

Coffee, cocoa, dairy and nut ingredients are the foundation of the beverages category. Find out more about what we offer. From supporting sustainable sourcing to bringing out the best plant-based flavors, learn how ofi and our ingredients can make your next beverage innovation real. 

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Inspiration

Our ingredients portfolio offers near endless possibilities to keep up with changing consumer preferences for nutritious and delicious options across categories. Learn more about some of our most recent applications in the beverage sector. 

A cup of single-origin coffee

High altitudes and its proximity to the equator make Zambia one of the best coffee growing regions in the world. Our Zambian estate puts a decade of experience into every bean. True connoisseurs can enjoy our 48-hour fermented coffee, offering an especially rich and complex flavor profile. 

Dairy-free coffee beverages

Enjoy a delicious, creamy cup of coffee with our foaming nut-based beverage. By carefully combining cashews and almonds, we can offer soft clouds of long-lasting foam – the perfect crown for a tasty brew. 

Golden turmeric milk

Golden milk has long been used in India as a comforting home remedy. It’s traditionally made with turmeric and other spices, such as cinnamon and ginger, or used to create lattes. Consider a twist with our indulgent almond and cashew beverages.

Plant-based chocolate milk

With our almond, cashew & hazelnut blend, chocolate milk can be a treat that’s both nutritious and delicious. Unlock the possibilities of an indulgent and plant-based chocolate drink that can taste just as sweet as dairy, but with less sugar.

A cup of single-origin coffee
Dairy-free coffee beverages
Golden turmeric milk
Plant-based chocolate milk

Sustainability

Our approach to sustainability is guided by our Purpose ‘To be the​ change for good food and a healthy future’. It is rooted in our belief that healthy, natural food is possible when people working in the food systems prosper and contribute to the restoration of the living world.

 

As the ones on the ground, in the heart of farming communities, we are well positioned to drive positive environmental and social change in communities and landscapes. And to accelerate and deliver change at scale, we are part of many multi-stakeholder partnerships. When we combine this impact with the application innovations of our chefs, we can offer sustainable choices to our customers and together, help feed the growing appetite for naturally good food.​

Read ofi news

Press Release Mar 7, 2024
ofi’s net-zero ambition recognized at UK’s largest sustainable business awards

A new carbon monitoring tool developed by leading food ingredients supplier ofi and Google geo-spatial partner NGIS, has been recognized in the “Net-Zero Innovation of the Year” category at this year’s Edie awards, which celebrate sustainability leadership.

 

The tool is designed to measure carbon gains and losses across supply chains. It uses satellite imagery and machine learning to track changes in forest cover and carbon stocks at a granular level - down to the individual farm1. This data is helping ofi to identify areas at risk of deforestation and prioritize conservation efforts on cashew, cocoa and coffee suppliers’ farms and in sourcing landscapes.

 

Climate Action Manager at ofi, Dr Pedro Lafargue said: “We are delighted to be recognized for our innovative solution that is helping us monitor and measure GHG emissions and progress towards net-zero goals. Part of this is about driving transformational change in strategic landscapes which means keeping growing and retaining more trees on and around farms.

 

“Planting more trees is one of the ways to move towards net-zero, but carbon sequestration potential is highly dependent on tree species and farm typology. The tool allows us to assess the optimum level of planting for different farmers and farms so we can create more efficient agroforestry programs that maximize both yields and carbon storage.”

 

ofi’s customers, who are some of the world’s largest food retailers and manufacturers, can access results of the data-driven sequestration efforts in their joint supply chains via performance metrics on ofi’s sustainability management system AtSource. These insights can help them monitor and reduce their climate risk and meet science-based targets, as well as prepare for compliance with new EU rules and disclosures in relation to nature and climate risks.

 

The move by ofi to take carbon stock monitoring from a manual, desktop-based process to an integrated pipeline which leverages cloud computing, is allowing ofi to progressively scale this analysis across multiple commodities and regions – covering over 950,000 farms so far.

 

But Lafargue says that there’s a role for industry partners to play to scale up the innovation and progress towards net-zero at scale: “While the tool can help our customers quantify the ecosystem services provided to supply their ingredients and invest efficiently in better farming systems, we need them to recognize the efforts made by farmers to plant trees and maintain agroforestry systems with financial incentives, like annual premiums, to scale up these efforts over the long-term.”

 

Looking ahead, there is potential to take the tool beyond ofi supply chains to quantify carbon stocks and removals across entire production landscapes to provide better data for the industry on land use change and carbon removals. 

 

ofi was also a finalist in the Circular Economy of the Year award for using residual cocoa shells to fuel its cocoa factories2, where it produces its premium cocoa ingredients deZaan. The circular biomass boilers will reduce natural gas usage and CO2 emissions at ofi’s Koog aan deZaan facility in the Netherlands by 50% and in Mannheim, Germany, where it is believed to be the first cocoa shell boiler of its kind in the country, it will save approximately 8,000 tons of CO2 annually.

 

Discover much more about what ofi has to offer at ofi.com

 

Notes to Editors

 

1 The Carbon Sequestration Monitoring Tool combines data from ofi polygon-mapped farms and satellite data with machine learning techniques to build models in Google Earth Engine that calculate the total aboveground biomass (AGB) - vegetation above the soil, such as stumps, trees, and foliage and how much carbon is present in each plot.

 

2 https://www.ofi.com/news-and-events/press-release/olam-food-ingredients-turns-cocoa-shells-into-power-to-fuel-factory.html

Events Mar 6, 2024
Join ofi at Expo West 2024, March 14-16

Come connect with ofi at our booth at Natural Products Expo West 2024, the leading trade show in the natural, organic, and healthy products industry.  Stop by to discover our portfolio of nutritious and delicious ingredients and learn more about how we drive sustainability impact through collaboration and work directly with customers to create new recipes and better products.

 

This year our theme is Flavor Fusion where you can see if you are sweet or spicy as you explore our ingredients through creating your own trail mix. We’ll be featuring a variety of ofi ingredients from our spices, nuts, and cocoa portfolios along with highlighting some of our capabilities.

 

Visit us from March 14-16, at Booth #3887, Hall D at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.

Articles Feb 14, 2024
The sweet treats and trends winning hearts this Valentine’s Day

Author | Madeline Bills | Cocoa Innovation Manager at ofi

 

Chocolate has long been synonymous with Valentine’s Day, with sweet treats a classic way to celebrate the season of love.

But Valentine’s Day is evolving, with Gen Z and Millennials redefining traditions.  Many consumers are choosing to celebrate this day with friends and family members, as well as significant others. In 2023, 40% of Gen Z and 20% of Millennials said they were planning to buy their friends a Valentine’s gift.[1] And what better way to do so than with cocoa?

 

As consumers change the way they celebrate Valentine’s Day – and who they celebrate with – there is an opportunity for manufacturers to develop new products.  From introducing more exotic flavors in confectionery to creating more experiential formats and expanding into new categories, we’re seeing companies inventing new ways for consumers to celebrate the season of love with those who matter most to them. At ofi we explore the top chocolate, confectionery and bakery trends shaping Valentine’s Day 2024 and how manufacturers can develop new offerings to win the hearts of consumers.

 

[1] Actually, Lots of Gen Z Would Rather Spend Valentine’s Day with Their Friends - YPulse

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