Amsterdam — An investment of $13 million has been made by Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate to upgrade its specialty cocoa liquor facilities in France and Germany.
The company’s Rouen, France, plant now has a dedicated line for the production of small-batch specialty cocoa liquor using fine-flavor beans. Cargill reports the line can carefully preserve the delicate flavors and guarantees the purity of certified organic products.
The investment also increased capacity at Cargill’s Berlin facility for specialty cocoa liquors and was prompted by additional demand for these ingredient types, the company reports.
Philippe Huet, Cargill managing director cocoa, says: “This major investment in our cocoa liquor capabilities will enable us to meet growing consumer demand for premium and organic chocolate products. These liquors are used in a wide range of chocolate recipes and in our organic-certified cocoa butter and powders.”