Every year, Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) Professional Exports hosts a partner network event with all of its 42 distribution partners from around the world. This year, the event was held in Utrecht, The Netherlands from 24 – 27 October and it brought together a wide variety of distributors who were excited to be further informed on global coffee trends and the new JDE strategy for the year ahead.
As part of the event programme, the JDE team select 6 of their distributors to compile a presentation on new initiatives and sustainable innovations in the respective markets in which they operate. Ciro was selected as one of these 6 distributors to present our work on the topic of “Pillars of Sustainability founded in Coffee” which covered our efforts in supporting coffee communities, creating job opportunities and our contribution to training and skills upliftment through the Ciro Coffee Academy and Technical Upliftment programme.
We are proud to announce that Ciro was then awarded with the “Most Remarkable Partner of the Year 2016” at this partner event and we thank JDE for honouring us with this prestigious title! We are inspired by our belief in amazing initiatives that can happen over a cup of coffee and we continue to be a proud distributor of Douwe Egberts Cafitesse coffee and equipment in South Africa.