Nespresso launches first coffee exported from South Sudan

 Nespresso has launched the first ever coffee to be exported from the new country of South Sudan.  Suluja ti South Sudan, a rare and unique coffee, is the country’s first significant non-oil export in a generation and represents a positive step towards rebuilding the economy.  

The result of a strong combination of coffee expertise and sustainability innovation, this unique coffee reflects Nespresso’s Creating Shared Value approach to business and its ongoing commitment to coffee farmers in South Sudan.  While Suluja ti South Sudan will only be available in France due to its extremely limited volumes, it is significant of the long-term investment that Nespresso has made to help revive the coffee industry in South Sudan. 

South Sudan has a long history of cultivating coffee but the industry has largely been destroyed following conflict in the region. Partnering with local farmers to rebuild this important industry, Nespresso and the non-profit organisation TechnoServe, have been working to revive high quality coffee production in the country since 2011.   

Nespresso CEO, Jean-Marc Duvoisin said: “Nespresso’s goal is to source the highest quality coffee in the world….Together with the coffee farmers in Yei and TechnoServe we are excited about the potential of this project for economic growth in the region.”

New steamer wins Australian award

Coffee Machine Technologies’ ‘Viper’ multi-purpose steamer has won the Best New Australian Made Product Award at the food industry’s largest trade event, Fine Food Australia.

 The Viper steamer is made in Victoria using all Australian-made components and can froth milk manually or automatically and dispense hot water for tea.
 
The prize for winning the award is a licence to use the Australian Made logo, paid in full for one year. The iconic green-and-gold kangaroo logo is Australia’s only registered country-of-origin certification trademark for the full range of genuine Aussie products and produce.
 
Australian Made Campaign Chief Executive, Ian Harrison, welcomed Coffee Machine Technologies onboard and congratulated the team on their win.
 
“Coffee Machine Technologies’ commitment to Australian manufacturing is commendable and we look forward to helping the company promote its great quality Australian Made products to the world,” Mr Harrison said
 
“The Australian Made Campaign is proud to support the food and foodservice industries through the Fine Food Best New Australian Made Product Award.” 
 
“We are very excited to have won the award for ‘Best New Australian Made Product’,” Coffee Machine Technologies Managing Director, John Colangeli said.
 
Runners up for the award were Queensland Plastics, for its preparation board, and Kialla Pure Foods for its ‘Plate 2 Farm Tracker’ software.

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