Cocoa expertise that spans continents 

We supply great cocoa ingredients to customers all over the world, working with partners across the supply chain to create indulgent treats for consumers and a positive future for cocoa. 

Brands we’re proud to call our own

Our cocoa portfolio includes both legacy brands and newer faces. All are market leaders that can meet your specific regional or global cocoa needs.

deZaan

deZaan

Founded on the banks of the Zaan River in the Netherlands, deZaan has spent more than a century setting standards for cocoa ingredient excellence. 

 

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Unicao

Unicao

Cocoa cakes, liquors and butters produced in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. Bringing the flavors of West African cocoa to the world. 

 

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Joanes

Joanes

A well-known Brazilian brand and the most traditional cocoa processor in the country, Joanes supplies cocoa ingredients to Latin American customers. Founded in 1946 in Salvador, Joanes has been a trusted cocoa ingredient brand in Brazil for generations, always certified by top food safety norms globally. Read more

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Macao

Macao

Great value cocoa powders produced at our state-of-the-art milling facility in Spain using cocoa cake from the most sought-after origins. 

 

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Huysman

Huysman

Huysman supplies high grade cocoa powders to North American and Asia-based customers from our facilities in Illinois and Indonesia. 

 

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Britannia

Britannia

A wide range of specialty fats - including vegetable fats, and cocoa butter equivalents, improvers and substitutes. 

 

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BT Cocoa

BT Cocoa

Based just outside Jakarta, BT Cocoa uses top-quality cocoa beans to produce some of Indonesia’s best cocoa ingredients, including cocoa powder, butter and liquor. 

 

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Twenty Degrees

Twenty Degrees

Building partnerships with farmers accross the world's most remote cacao growing regions to offer speciality cacao, unique flavour profiles and complete supply chain transparency. 

 

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Are you ready to try something new?

Our chefs and food scientists are always findings new ways to tantalize consumers’ taste buds. Work with us to explore exciting flavors and textures, appeal to the health-conscious market, or go natural and clean-label.

Creating a positive future for cocoa

Cocoa Compass is our ambition to make the future of cocoa more sustainable. It sets challenging goals to tackle important issues facing the cocoa supply chain by 2030.

Putting Children First in Cocoa

We’re working with our customers, partners, governments and farming co-operatives to co-create solutions to bring an end to child labor.

 

Find out what else we’re doing to make the future of cocoa more sustainable here.

Revolutionary sustainability insights platform

Using AtSource, cocoa customers can see exactly what’s going on in their supply chains, report accurately and create real change for farmers, communities and the planet. 

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Blog Sep 1, 2022

How local cashew processing can be a catalyst for sustainable growth

By Arouna Coulibaly, Managing Director Côte d’Ivoire, ofi (olam food ingredients)

 

Snack bars, spreads, nut-milks, cookies, and other sweet treats; cashew is becoming an increasingly popular ingredient across applications from bakery to beverages, feeding demand for healthier snacking options and plant-based proteins. Many of these versatile and tasty nuts are produced in Côte d’Ivoire, which is the biggest exporter of cashew in the world. They are one of the country’s top three cash-crops, yet only around 10% of raw cashew is processed locallyi, with the rest shipped to Asia for its more advanced, mechanized facilities at lower costs.

 

As a result, the value to be created from cashew processing also leaves the country. As the largest processor of cashew in Africa, ofi’s Côte’d’Ivoire team is well-placed to be the change for a more integrated and sustainable value chain. For over a decade, our cashew teams have invested in modern machinery to mechanise and expedite local processing, with the creation of over 3,000 direct jobs at our four private processing facilities, more than 70% of which are held by women.   

 

Recently, we’ve partnered with three national cashew processing units in the country’s northern growing region. Our teams will train workers on proper use of equipment and quality control techniques and help build commercial relationships to enhance marketing prospects for the processed kernels.

 

To expand these efforts, we are working with the Prosper Cashew project to stimulate growth in the country’s processing sector and increase returns to cashew communities. This latest collaboration between ofi and NGO TechnoServe, will provide technical support to farmers and processors and facilitate access to critically needed working capital.

 

We are one of many actors in the supply chain trying to address intractable challenges like rural poverty and child labor, so multi-stakeholder action is critical to deliver meaningful change at scale. The combined technical and on-the-ground resources of these partnerships will also build on some of our existing programs at farm-gate, where smallholders often battle low yields and quality from a lack of finance, inputs, and training. These include increasing agricultural productivity, reducing waste with improved crop residue management, and community development initiatives focused on tackling malnutrition and building health and sanitation infrastructure. This will contribute to our 2030 target under Cashew Trail for our teams around the world to support the livelihoods of 250,000 cashew households.

 

Stepping up value-generating activities in producing countries by processing at source, creates traceable cashew kernels with a lower carbon footprint, along with jobs and economic opportunity for farmers, workers, and communities for the long-term. It leaves better-quality cashew that delivers on both sensory and sustainability expectations.

 

 

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News Aug 17, 2022

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