All rights reserved to Bean & Co (c) 2020
HOME
HOME
ABOUT US
ABOUT US
OPPORTUNITY
OPPORTUNITY
IMPACT
IMPACT
FAQ
FAQ
CONTACT
CONTACT
×

GLOBAL COCOA MARKET

Global demand for chocolate and cocoa based products is rising significantly due to rising incomes, urbanization, and a growing middle class.

‘Single origin’, certified and sustainably sourced chocolate has gained significant traction, as consumers are increasingly demanding chocolate that is both traceable and sustainably grown.

Inefficient farming practices, as well as crop diseases and spoilage has significantly cut yields of leading cocoa producing countries.


The majority of smallholder farmers operating in emerging markets cultivate less than 5 hectares of land, yielding approximately 500 kg/Ha annually.


Low productivity among smallholder farmers is attributed to:

The growing demand and constrained supply of cocoa presents an attractive opportunity to stabilize the global cocoa supply with a guaranteed quality, distinctiveness and expertise.

Go back
×

Productivity

Bean & Co implements innovative agronomic methods and technologies in order to ensure outstanding and consistent yield of 5 – 7 times the global average production capacity.

Our cocoa beans are carefully cultivated to perfection, delivering the exotic taste and handcrafted flavor exclusive to Bean & Co.

The Bean & Co approach utilizes modern cultivation methods in order to ensure premium quality cocoa beans, including:


At full capacity, cocoa farming and processing centers are set to produce some of the highest returns-on-investment in the agriculture industry.

Go back
×

Execution

The company has developed a global deal flow of assets, encompassing a diverse portfolio of investment opportunities. In each location, the company has a strong presence and familiarity with the political forces, local culture, and regulatory environment.

Bean & Co leverages its expertise to select the most attractive and profitable cocoa projects available in its pipeline.

Go back
×

Bean & Co Competitive Advantages

Experienced staff:
Bean & Co’s team of experts have more than three decades of global agriculture development and management experience. The team’s experience includes hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of successfully realized projects, strong networks and relationships on the ground, and industry-leading expertise in tropical agronomy.

Deal Flow:
Bean & Co has developed a global deal flow of projects, resulting in the ability to “cherry-pick” the most attractive and profitable cocoa projects and create a diverse portfolio of investment opportunities.

Local Presence:
In each project location, Bean & Co has a strong presence and familiarity with the political forces, local culture, and regulatory environment.

Strategically located processing centers:
Our processing centers are near our existing plantations and the best plantations worldwide, in order to purchase pods from the local framers and immediately process the fruits.

Collaboration with local farmers:
Providing knowledge, tools and support to the local farmers enables us to supervise their yields, maintaining premium quality and increased produce.

Agro Technology and Methods:
To secure high-yield and premium quality, Bean & Co adopts innovative agronomic methods and technologies including: an increase in trees per hectare, mechanized cultivation, advanced growing methods, introduction of irrigation, fertilization, and improved varieties, and phyto-sanitary protection. These technologies and practices allow our modern plantations to achieve outstanding yield performance and consistent production of 5 to 7 times more than the global average production capacity.

Direct Sales:
With a combination of high quality yields and economics of scale, Bean & Co is able to bypass the traders and secure off take agreements with the major industry players.

Go back
×

The food and beverage market has undertaken new, original trends highly focused on health awareness, originality, and nutritional content. The market is driven by the demand for healthy, superfood products as consumers are increasingly conscious of origin and contents of products.

Bean & Co responds to the market demand by maximizing the potential of the cocoa fruit by efficiently creating new and innovative cocoa products from the traditionally discarded components of the fruit.

Bean & Co produces the following cocoa products:

Cocoa Pulp:
Produced by extracting the natural thin white layer surrounding the fresh cocoa beans within the cocoa fruit. The Pulp is used to create juice, ice cream, sorbet etc.


Cocoa Flour:
Produced from the outer husk of the cocoa fruit that encases the wet beans. The cocoa husk is extremely nutritious in elements including iron, fiber, magnesium, theobromine, and high antioxidant levels.

Go back