We shared earlier this year that CBI chose ProFound to conduct their new market intellingence on coffee and cocoa sectors. An essential part of our coffee and cocoa market intelligence work for CBI is to gather first-hand information. For instance, we collect the market information through company visits and events.

Visiting companies in Switzerland

Lisanne Groothuis and associate consultant Gustavo Ferro went to Switzerland in November to visit companies active in coffee and cocoa sectors. Our consultants spoke with representatives of Pronatec, a sustainable sourcing company specialized in cocoa and other ingredients. They also met with micro-roaster Röstlabor, one of the pioneers in offering high-quality Robustas to consumers. And they visitied FiBL, a Swiss research institute focusing on organic production.

Past and future visits for the coffee and cocoa sectors

In 2019, ProFound’s team has also visited Max Havelaar in Utrecht. They attended events such as the PLMA trade fair in Amsterdam, World of Coffee in Berlin and Salon du Chocolat in Paris, all to fine-tune and update the information they deliver to exporters in producing countries. Lisanne and Gustavo are currently planning their 2020 activities. On the agenda so far, a visit to the Chocoa festival in Amsterdam and World of Coffee in Warsaw.

Do you have suggestions for events or companies in the cocoa and coffee sector? Don’t hesitate to write us a message! And if you want to read the results of their study on coffee and cocoa sectors, just get in touch with us.