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What Is a Breve Latte?

There is more to coffee than the regular black coffee, espresso, and lattes. In the recent past, the world of coffee has seen new and interesting coffee variants, the latest being breve latte.

It has become one of the most requested types of coffee in our restaurant. Back then there was not much about breve latte and I had a hard time searching for a recipe to use with my latte coffee machine. Fortunately, after many tries, we finally cracked the recipe and it has become a hit.

In this article, we explore the topic of breve lattes, what it is, how to make one, and a whole lot more.
What is a Breve Latte?
The breve latte is also known as breve coffee, Caffe breve, and simply breve....

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Ben & Jerry’s Goes Globally Nuts for Fair Trade

February 18, 2010 - Ben & Jerry’s announces its commitment to go fully Fair Trade across its entire global flavor portfolio. From Cherry Garcia to Chocolate Fudge Brownie, all of the flavors in all of the countries where Ben & Jerry’s is sold will be converted to Fair Trade Certified ingredients by the end of 2013.

Ben & Jerry’s was the first ice cream company in the world to use Fair Trade Certified™ ingredients starting in 2005, and today it’s racing ahead as the first ice cream company to make such a significant commitment to Fair Trade across its global portfolio.

Company co-founder Jerry Greenfield said, ”Fair Trade is about making sure people get their fair share of the pie. The whole concept of Fair Trade goes to the heart of our...

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ADM-led project aims to boost Indonesian cocoa quality

ADM-led project aims to boost Indonesian cocoa quality

June 9, 2011 - Leading cocoa processor Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has announced it is kick-starting its Ivory Coast sustainable cocoa initiative – Serap – in Indonesia in a bid to boost cocoa quality from growers in that region.

 

Indonesia is the third largest cocoa growing nation in the world, with growers in Sulawesi the target of the programme, said ADM.

A spokesperson for the cocoa processor told ConfectioneryNews.com that sustainability is essential to ensuring the long term future of the country's cocoa industry.

"In Indonesia, cocoa farming is the main source of income for more than 600,000 smallholder farmers and their families, most of whom are located on the island of...

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The First Aromas and Flavors of Chocolate of Ecuador Fair

The First Aromas and Flavors of Chocolate of Ecuador Fair

24 August, 2011 - The First Aromas and Flavors of Chocolate of Ecuador Fair took place on July, 27th, 2011 at the National Agriculture Research Institute’s (INIAP) Pichilingue Experimental Station, outside of Quevedo, Ecuador. The event was implemented by the Ecuadorian NGO Conservacion y Desarrollo, along with 11 cocoa growers’ association and INIAP and was financed by The World Bank’s Development Marketplace Program.

 

The event was attended by over 1000 cocoa farmers, as well as over 200 members of the national press, leaders in the cocoa/ chocolate industry of Ecuador, members of government agencies and donors. The day consisted of visiting the stands of the 11 growers’ associations,...

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No sweet Easter for Ivorian cocoa farmers

No sweet Easter for Ivorian cocoa farmers

April 20, 2011 - As Easter approaches, there is hope of an end to the political crisis in Cote d’Ivoire, as President Alassane Outtara assumes office following a bitter conflict. While a humanitarian emergency in the country remains, it is expected that the export of cocoa - the country’s main crop - will be resumed shortly. VOICE, the European cocoa network of NGOs and unions calls upon the cocoa industry to speed and scale up their efforts for a sustainable cocoa sector, free of the worst forms of child labour. The VOICE Cooperation Statement can be found here.

 

The conflict in the Cote d’Ivoire, which has been going on for a decade, is caused in its deepest roots by poverty in the region....

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CocoaLink connects farmers with information

CocoaLink connects farmers with information

April 18, 2011 - The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) and The Hershey Company in the US have joined together to launch a new project that aims to connect cocoa farmers with much-needed information.

The project, CocoaLink, is a public-private partnership between the three organisations, and is an innovative agricultural extension service that uses mobile phones to carry messages to farmers in remote places.

 

The programme was unveiled in March at an event which included the Honourable E T Mensah, Ghana’s Minister of Employment and Social Welfare, and James Nevels, Chairman of The Hershey Company.

The CocoaLink programme is currently enrolling farmers in a pilot area in...

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Barry Callebaut sells Stollwerck to Baronie Group

Barry Callebaut sells Stollwerck to Baronie Group

July 11, 2011 - Barry Callebaut, the world's largest chocolate products maker, announced today it will sell its European consumer business Stollwerck to Belgium's Baronie Group for an undisclosed price.

 

The group, which makes chocolate for companies such as Nestle and Hershey , has been trying to sell the unit for some time. In 2009, a deal with Spain's Natra failed as the two companies could not agree on the valuation.

The transaction with Baronie Group also includes a non-exclusive long-term supply agreement for about 25,000 tonnes of chocolate annually that will make Baronie Group and Stollwerck strategic partners of Barry Callebaut, the group said in a statement.

"We are very...

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Leading partners in coffee trade and industry form IDH Coffee Program

Leading partners in coffee trade and industry form IDH Coffee Program
August 3, 2011 - The IDH Coffee Program is a public-private cooperation involving the coffee industry, trade and export partners, governments, NGO’s and standard setting organizations. The 4 founding industry participants are Kraft Foods, Nestlé, Sara Lee and Tchibo, representing an annual coffee purchases of 36 million bags or 30% of global production. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is involved as a development partner. Additional participation is channeled through the Royal Dutch Coffee and Tea Association (KNVKT), the European Coffee Federation (ECF) and the Tropical Commodity Coalition (TCC). Other partners are currently being engaged.

Global...

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Koffiecoöperaties in problemen door prijzen

Koffiecoöperaties in problemen door prijzen
Juli 20, 2011 - Coöperaties van koffieboeren in ontwikkelingslanden hebben het afgelopen oogstseizoen vaker niet aan hun leveringsverplichtingen kunnen voldoen. Koffiebranders kunnen daardoor op dit moment moeilijker aan koffie komen. Dat meldde Fairtrade International, de koepelorganisatie van het keurmerk voor eerlijke handel waarbij ook het Nederlandse Max Havelaar is aangesloten, woensdag.

Boeren die lid zijn van de coöperaties, leveren namelijk in toenemende mate direct aan opkopers. De coöperaties werken vaak met enkele maanden voor de oogst vastgestelde garantieprijzen, waarvoor ze de koffie van de boeren kopen en doorverkopen aan handelaars. Maar omdat de prijzen van koffiebonen in een paar maanden...

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4C achieves full ISEAL membership

4C achieves full ISEAL membership
September 15, 2011 - The 4C Association graduated to Full Membership status in ISEAL, thereby joining the leading group of sustainability standards that have demonstrated their credibility through compliance with ISEAL Codes and accompanying good practices.
"The 4C Association is very proud to become a full member of the ISEAL Alliance and be part of a leading community of standard setting organisations. By achieving full ISEAL membership, the 4C Association has demonstrated that its standard setting process is credible, transparent and participatory”, stated Melanie Rutten-Sülz, Executive Director of the 4C Association.

4C Association began as a project in 2002 called the Common Code for the Coffee Community (CCCC) and is...

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