NAFED to contribute and promote ‘International Year of the Millet’ 2023 on global scale
New factory leverages state-of-the-art equipment and green energies
Nestlé has opened a new Nescafé coffee factory in Veracruz, Mexico. With an investment of $340 million, the plant creates 1,200 new jobs in the region and makes Mexico Nestlé’s main coffee producer globally.
Special guest Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the President of Mexico, attended the factory’s opening event. He commented, “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 new factory leverages 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 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.