Premium Cocoa Beans and Products Sustainably Sourced from Ghana

 
 
 
 
 
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Established in 1987, KANY Corporation is a family-owned international trading company, specializing in the supply of premium cocoa beans and related semi-finished products for the global chocolate and confectionery markets. 

 

Product Offerings

KANY Corporation offers the full suite of premium cocoa related products sustainably sourced and certified from Ghana. Our products range from fermented and dried cocoa beans and cocoa liquor to cocoa butter and cocoa powder.

Upon request, KANY can offer Kosher and Pareve Certified cocoa and as well as organic products. 

Sustainability

Sustainability and ensuring ethical practices throughout the supply chain is of utmost importance to the KANY team. Thus, we have partnered with Kuapa Kokoo, a wholly-smallholder farmer owned cooperative in Ghana. Through this conduit, KANY and its clientele can be assured that each product is certified and sustainably-sourced. 

Product certifications include: UTZ/Rainforest Alliance, Fair Trade, FairTrade International, USDA Organic, JAS Organic.    

Affiliations

KANY Corporation is a licensed partner of Ghana’s Cocoa Board (Cocobod) and the Cocoa Merchants’ Association of America (CMAA) in an effort to maximize the company’s global operating reach as well as to adhere to the industry’s evolving standards.

KANY is also a member of the Fine Chocolate Industry Association (FCIA), an organization focused on promoting best practices within the craft and artisanal segments of the chocolate industry.

 

Operating Philosophy

 
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Superior and consistent delivery of customer service with integrity, traceability and transparency.

 
 
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Maintain the highest standards of efficiency and service delivery to fully satisfy our customers’ needs

 
 
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Employees and managers must consistently exhibit honesty and fairness in their work

 
 
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Employ indigenous and skilled people for local offices to achieve cultural alignment

 
 
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Execute proven procedures to mitigate complexities inherent in the cocoa trading business

 
 

Ghana and the Global Cocoa Industry

 
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Ghana's Cocoa Bean Production

Source: FAOSTAT

Cocoa is the chief agricultural export of Ghana and the country's main cash crop. Ghana has a long tradition of cocoa cultivation and is the second largest cocoa exporter in the world, with an average annual output of about 880,000 metric tonnes (MT) since 1960. The cocoa sector employs approximately 800,000 farm families spread over six of the ten regions of Ghana.

Due to the diligent post-harvest treatment practices employed by smallholder farmers, Ghana enjoys a prominent reputation across the industry for the uniform size of its beans, optimal fermentation methodologies, and high nib-to-bean ratio. The crop generates about USD two (2) billion in foreign exchange annually and is a major contributor to government's revenue and country's GDP. Cocoa has transformed the nature of agricultural activities in Ghana and has occupied centre stage in the country's socio-economic development. 

The optimal cultivation of cocoa beans requires a climate primarily found within the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, or approximately within the range of 20 degrees north and south of the Equator. Temperatures ranging between 18°C - 32°C,  annual rainfall of 1500 - 2000mm and a dry season of not more than three months are additional requisites for the cocoa tree to produce healthy fruit pods. Origin plays a critical role in determining the ultimate flavor profile of the finished cocoa products.

On average, approximately four (4) million metric tonnes (MT) of cocoa beans are produced globally per annum, with production peaking in 2011 at 4.6 million MT . Since 1960, global cocoa production has increased approximately four times in line with increased global demand for cocoa based and confectionery products. 

Global Cocoa Beans Production by Region

Source: FAOSTAT