Until the 19th century, chocolate (cocoa) was something you drank, not ate, notes David Burke. “And then we figured out how to turn it into a food. Now we’re on the cusp of exactly the same thing with coffee.”
Coffee vending machines are evolving: mobile payments, the offer of complementing snacks, and even machines with facial recognition software are innovations helping boost consumer confidence, according to Douwe Egberts Professional.
Ingredient supplier Chr. Hansen says it has stepped up efforts to support food and drink manufacturers in making the switch to the 'next generation' of natural colours by expanding its range of colouring foodstuffs.
Twice as much UTZ certified cocoa was sold to producers in 2011 compared to the previous year as demand for sustainable cocoa soared in Germany, according to the recently published UTZ Certified Annual Report 2011.