Building our expertise for coffee and cocoa sectors

2019-11-27T16:04:56+00:00November 27th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

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 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 [...]

ProFound wins CBI tenders: market intelligence on cocoa and coffee sectors

2019-06-07T07:58:51+00:00June 7th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

CBI chose ProFound to conduct their new market research on the coffee and cocoa sectors. For the next four years, Lisanne Groothuis and Gustavo Ferro are investigating these sectors. The aim is to strengthen the competitive position of coffee and cocoa producers and exporters. For these studies we analyse key and emerging trade flows between producing countries and the European market. We also look at the main trends in the European coffee and cocoa sectors. Using these inputs, we carefully set out all buyer requirements and give practical tips to producers and exporters. These will help them to find European [...]

Gustavo Ferro on mission in Central America: 6 countries, 5 sectors, 5 weeks

2019-03-28T11:45:08+00:00March 29th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

ProFound’s senior consultant Gustavo Ferro is currently conducting a Multisectoral Value Chain Analysis (VCA) in Central America for CBI’s new Export Coaching Programme (ECP). He visits six different countries to collect data for this analysis, in collaboration with the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE). In each country, Gustavo and CATIE’s experts are engaging with SMEs and sector organisations. These provide their views and experiences on the following sectors: Specialty coffee Cacao and derivatives Fresh fruit and vegetables Processed fruit and vegetables Fish and seafood We are identifying the main constraints and opportunities for sustainable export growth from SMEs [...]

CBI assigns ProFound to conduct Value Chain Analysis in Central America

2019-03-28T11:44:46+00:00December 20th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

ProFound is starting 2018 at full speed. We have been recently selected by CBI to carry out a Value Chain Analysis for its new Export Coaching Programme (ECP) in Central America. This ECP will be implemented in the framework of the European Commission’s Central America Regional Economic Integration policy. In the first weeks of next year we will investigate the constraints and opportunities for Central American countries within the following export-potential sectors: Specialty coffee Cocoa and derivatives Fresh fruit and vegetables Processed fruit and vegetables Fish and seafood ProFound will shed special light on Corporate Social Responsibility issues and risks, [...]

Now online: European market opportunities for tea, coffee, cocoa, spices and herbs

2017-05-31T11:49:09+00:00March 16th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Are you looking for opportunities on the European market for tea, coffee, cocoa, spices and herbs? Our work for CBI in these sectors can now be downloaded from the CBI website. Here, you can find information on market trends, requirements and competitive sources. The analyses also identify opportunities in specific countries, such as Italy and Germany, and for specific products, such as specialty tea and coffee, vanilla, pepper and cloves. Looking for opportunities for other natural ingredients? On the CBI website, you can also download our analyses for: Honey and Sweeteners, Natural Food Additives, Natural Ingredients for Cosmetics, Natural Ingredients for [...]

Discussing market access with coffee roasters in Colombia

2019-04-16T14:57:29+00:00November 29th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

What was once perceived as impossible is now gradually taking shape. Colombian roasters have built the confidence and skills to pioneer on a highly competitive market. And they are now equipped with a map of the market and the tools to work on their individual roadmaps within the CBI programme on Speciality Roasted Coffee in Colombia. To support CBI’s programme, ProFound cooperated with expert Rafael Valcarce in producing a Tailored Intelligence to support Colombian coffee roasters in accessing the European market. This study was disseminated in Colombia (Bogotá and Pereira) to the target audience in October 2016, followed by in-depth [...]

Roasted coffee from Colombia: Breaking the barrier

2016-11-01T16:28:02+00:00February 16th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

Europe is the main market for speciality coffee worldwide, as well as home to the largest and most innovative coffee roasters. The European market demands a high volume of green coffee beans, but it presents several challenges to exporters of roasted coffee from producing countries. In partnership with organisations such as PROCOLOMBIA and the Federación Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia, CBI has launched a programme with Colombian coffee roasters whose aim is to enter the European market. In the context of this programme, ProFound is currently investigating the European market for roasted coffee with CBI expert Rafael Valcarce. The goal is to provide Colombian exporters [...]