As part of its drive and on-going investment in Africa, and continued commitment to support the needs of both small and large coffee processors throughout the continent Bühler Group hosted the SORTEX Coffee Forum.
The training and knowledge exchange took place in Nairobi at the Bühler African Milling School opened earlier this year to offer six, four-week modules over two years.
Kuhn adds that there are already encouraging signs that African producers can see the benefit of greater investment.
“Many producers are now investing in new technology, including prestigious players such as the Touton Group, a major international processor of cocoa, coffee, vanilla and spices, which recently upgraded its production facility in the Ivory Coast with two Bühler SORTEX B machines for Robusta coffee,” writes Lawrence Kuhn, head of market development, Middle East and Africa.
Bühler’s investment in the region also extends to its work with Partners in Food Solutions (PFS) – a non-profit that links the technical and business expertise of volunteer employees from the company with partner food processors.
Bühler believes that by sharing its expertise, it can help African countries to satisfy premium export, which are imposing ever-more stringent quality expectations.
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