Nestlé opens $340m coffee factory in Mexico

By Rachel Arthur

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The new factory. Pic: Nestle
The new factory. Pic: Nestle

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Nestlé has opened a new Nescafé coffee factory in Veracruz: creating 1,200 new jobs and making Mexico the company’s main coffee producer globally.

The factory uses state-of-the-art equipment and green energies to reduce water and energy consumption. It uses wastewater treatment systems to ensure 100% of water recirculation, zero wastewater discharges and zero waste to landfills. And it consumes 100% green electricity and is equipped with a biomass boiler that will use the biological waste from the coffee process to generate energy.

"The coffee factory is one of the most technologically advanced in the world and our company's most modern and sustainable coffee plant,"​ said Fausto Costa, Executive President of Nestlé Mexico.

Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the President of Mexico, attended the factory's opening event, commenting: "With the inauguration of this plant, Nestlé is supporting close to 100,000 coffee producers in Mexico. This demonstrates the importance of the public and private sectors working together to bring investment to our country."

The Nescafé​ supply chain comprises 80,000 Mexican coffee growers, and Nestlé has pledged to ensure that by 2025, 100% of the coffee it purchases is responsibly sourced.

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