About the European Cocoa Association

The European Cocoa Association (ECA) is a trade association that groups the major companies involved in the cocoa bean trade and processing, in warehousing and related logistical activities in Europe. Together, ECA Members represent two-thirds of Europe’s cocoa beans grinding, half of Europe's industrial chocolate production and 40% of the world production of cocoa liquor, butter and powder. On behalf of its members, ECA monitors and reports on developments impacting the cocoa sector, both at regulatory and scientific levels. In addition, ECA is actively engaged in European and International fora related to the industry’s contribution to a sustainable cocoa economy.

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 Q1 2017 statistics published on April12th 2017 at 8 am (7am UK time; 2am NY time).

Next publication scheduled date for Q2 2017 statistics: July 11th 2017 at 8 am (7am UK time; 2am NY time) TBC.

News & events 22/05/2017

ICE COCOA & COFFEE: WAREHOUSE, GRADING & DELIVERY PROCESS WORKSHOP

Opportunity for training: ICE COCOA & COFFEE: WAREHOUSE, GRADING & DELIVERY PROCESS WORKSHOP - 22 June 2017

ICE FUTURES EUROPE - SUPPORT & TRAINING


The ICE soft commodities team provide an opportunity to visit and interact with the delivery and quality aspects for the ICE Cocoa and Coffee contracts. The course will last 1 day and will take place in London.
More information and registration here: 

28/04/2017

Workshop on the Cocoa Swollen Shoot Virus (CSSV) - 18&19 May

Workshop on the Cocoa Swollen Shoot Virus, taking place in Reading on 18-19 May 2017. On behalf of the Funding members of the ECA-CAOBISCO-FCC Joint Research Fund (JRF),

The purpose of this workshop will be to disseminate the results obtained on the research project Understanding the extent of molecular diversity of the complex of viral species responsible for cocoa swollen shoot disease in order to improve CSSV detection and identify genuine alternative host plants” while discussing next steps with the key stakeholders engaged in the CSSV related matter.

Participants from cocoa producing countries (Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Togo), cocoa-related organisations, and from cocoa and chocolate companies attended.

31/03/2017

Fuchs&Hoffmann and Jan Schoemaker B.V have joined the European Cocoa Association

We are very pleased to welcome Fuchs&Hoffmann and Jan Schoemaker as new members. We all look forward to many years of rewarding cooperation with them!

  • Fuchs & Hoffmann GmbH (Converter), located in Germany, Bexbach, specializes in cocoa liquor, chocolate and cocoa nibs for the industrial usage.

              

  • Jan Schoemaker B.V (Converter), located in The Netherlands, Zaandam, is specialised  in refined cocoa butter and defatted cocoa powder. 

       

"So noble a confection, more than nectar & ambrosia, the true food of the gods"

Dr. Etienne Bachot (1610-1687; French physician)

“Nowhere else has nature compressed such a store of the most valuable nutrients into such a small space as it has with the cocoa bean.”

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Alexander Von Humboldt (1769-1859; German naturalist & traveller)

"Look, there's no metaphysics on earth like chocolates"

Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935; Portuguese poet)

"The superiority of chocolate, both for health and nourishment, will soon give it the same preference over tea and coffee in America which it has in Spain"

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826; third President of the USA)