H.C.C.O brokers raw cocoa and cocoa products to the European confectionery industry and also offers the procurement of rubber, coffee, annatto and cashew.
The processes of roasting and grinding the cocoa beans result in cocoa liquor. Liquor is needed especially in the chocolate production and represents the main ingredient. It can be delivered either in liquid or in solid form. H.C.C.O is the first contact for known chocolate producers to purchase cocoa liquor.
It allows the industry to acquire its immediate or future needs of cocoa liquor and use the market expertise of H.C.C.O in the process. The European chocolate industry profits from the long-term business connections of H.C.C.O with the cocoa processors. Most importantly, H.C.C.O can advise the chocolate industry on the purchase of cocoa products without a conflict of interest.
Cocoa cake is the remaining product after pressing the cocoa butter from the cocoa liquor. A further grinding of this cocoa cake results in cocoa powder. The final product is used mainly in cocoa beverages and pastries.
Since cocoa powder is used in very different foodstuffs it is offered in many different varieties. H.C.C.O with its long-term experience in the cocoa trade of the European chocolate industry offers wide ranging advice and purchase of alkalized and natural cocoa powder with different specifications from different producers.
Natural rubber is the milky juice of the rubber tree. It is used in different areas (tires, erasers, pacifiers, rubber gloves, etc.) all over the world. H.C.C.O as a service provider procures raw as well as processed natural rubber (TSR 10 & TSR 20) for European and Asian industry and trading companies.
We partner with a dependable local network of suppliers for cup lumps (raw natural rubber) and local processors. Our team in the origin takes care of the whole process of contract execution: from the initial business contacts to shipping. We as a service provider especially always strive to satisfy the high expectations of both contractual parties. In particular, we understand to efficiently overcome communication hurdles with multilingual team.
The edible seeds of the Orlian bush (Annatto, Roucou) are used in food production as a colorizer (E160b) and they are also rich in vitamins. Even the Maya used the reddish yellow seeds with an earthy and spicy taste as a spice and a colorizer (textiles and body color as well as religious rites) and they were even used as currency.
The position of H.C.C.O with its local structure in the Ivory Coast makes us the right partner for sustainable sourcing of Annatto seeds. As partner of the European industry H.C.C.O commits itself for the individual needs of the industry and sees the timely and correct execution through.